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TC's Fiona Hollands: Schools Should Evaluate Technology With a Cost-Benefit Mindset

 

Classroom technology and the potential of new programs should be evaluated from a cost-benefit perspective that is both practical and pragmatic, Fiona Hollands, associate director of the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education, says in Education Dive. Two questions Holland recommends districts ask themselves are:  Is there any evidence that the product/device can help achieve the district's stated goal(s), and if so, what is the necessary "dosage" and mode of use? And what are the costs of the product/device for the quantity needed by the district?

To read the full story in Education Dive, click here.  

Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Fiona Hollands

Fiona Hollands

Fiona Hollands, Adjunct Associate Professor of Education

 

Classroom technology and the potential of new programs should be evaluated from a cost-benefit perspective that is both practical and pragmatic, Fiona Hollands, associate director of the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education, says in Education Dive. Two questions Holland recommends districts ask themselves are:  Is there any evidence that the product/device can help achieve the district's stated goal(s), and if so, what is the necessary "dosage" and mode of use? And what are the costs of the product/device for the quantity needed by the district?

To read the full story in Education Dive, click here.  

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