Desktops, laptops, and tablets play a necessary role in the successful implementation of high-quality blended learning. These edtech devices serve as conduits for information, content, software, and collaboration in a blended environment.
While devices are critical to enabling blended learning, they will not improve learning outcomes in isolation. The personalized, competency-based learning that students experience is what will improve education outcomes. The Learning Accelerator is dedicated to helping districts ensure they can attain quality devices at the best possible cost.
The Learning Accelerator has highlighted some of the key challenges for edtech devices, as well as some resources that help to address them, in the section below. The Guide to EdTech Procurement is the most comprehensive of these resources, and can be used by district leaders (Superintendents, finance and purchasing officials, IT directors) to help inform and improve the device purchasing process.