The Empirical Educator Project - Sponsored by CloudEnablers

Tuesday, January 30 | 10:45AM–11:30AM CT | Grand Ballroom - Acadia, Third Floor
Session Type: Featured Session
Delivery Format: Featured Session
Edtech is awash in medical analogies and terminology like "efficacy." But those analogies ignore one crucial difference between medicine and education. In medicine, there are many situations in which we can be very confident that the prescribed treatment will be 100% effective for most patients. For example, most patients with strep throat who take penicillin as directed will be completely cured. Almost nothing in education works that way. As a result, many of the research tools of medical science, like the gold standard of the randomized controlled trial, have limited value.


  • Michael Feldstein

    Chief Accountability Officer, eLiterate