Christine Willig, President of McGraw-Hill Education, said:
There’s a difference between educational technology – a single video, a single interactive, a single app – and learning science, in which we’re investing in the small pieces of data that show us where a child is at in their learning trajectory, feeding them content in a way that’s powerful and effective for them to move to the next level.
Having worked with an Ed Tech EDD within the Learning Sciences community at both Vanderbilt and in Chicago, Willig’s view is a gross mischaracterization of those held by the Learning Sciences Community, ie. How People Learn.
They don’t even try to hide that they have no interest actual effective education, just in selling their packages.
I’m in concurrence with Bob. Yet another co-opting phrase (like ‘personalized learning’)…