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More Than Just A Good Idea: Education Research to Guide Product Development

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More than Just a Good Idea: Education Research Guide to Product Development

Ideas abound for new teaching methodologies, and curriculum, and each claims to be innovative and effective. Governments throughout the world fund a wealth of research into educational strategies and instructional design every year, yet we find that these communities often don’t communicate well with each other. It is not unusual for popular educational solutions to lack research into their effectiveness and how best they can be applied. Equally unusual, many educational research programs, in which curriculum is developed, never see the commercial light of day, or broad distribution.

We will examine what educational research brings to improving products today and in the future and how publishers can take advantage of research findings to improve their offerings. 

Host Michael Jay and our leading education thinkers will contemplate the following:

  1. How closely tied is today’s research programs to educational practice?
  2. Where are there challenges for the research community in working with commercial vendors?
  3. How are requirements at funding agencies changing to bring these communities closer together?
  4. How are our universities and research institutions working to accommodate the commercialization of products from their research?
  5. How can publishers reach out to the research community to improve their offerings and gain greater credibility with the educational community? 

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