An expert look at… buying the right edtech

Schools with scarce resources should tread carefully when looking to buy edtech

Every week, one of our reporters will take a look at one of their specialist topics and offer their unique insight. This week, Martin George questions why schools are unable to find rigorous research evidence that could support them in spending their scarce resources on edtech products.

Few words are more likely to divide opinion in education than “edtech”.

For enthusiasts like education secretary Damian Hinds, the tech industry should “launch an education revolution for schools”.

For sceptics like Sir Kevan Collins, head of the Department for Education-backed research fund the Education ...

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