Billions in edtech dollars, but is the money well spent? Well, to answer the question, the Technology for Education Consortium (TEC) recently launched the TEC Data Platform, which appears to be the first online library of edtech market pricing data specifically developed for school districts. The platform gives district leaders a tool to improve purchasing processes and student outcomes with edtech throughout America’s school districts. Developed through a partnership with Lea(R)n, it uses LearnPlatform as the unified edtech management ecosystem that allows for the collection and analysis of district technology contracts. Member districts can access price reports on the products they are considering for first-time purchase or renewal. Districts can access easy-to-read graphs providing insight into how other districts are buying and utilizing edtech. This is that elusive concept of ‘transparency’ in full play, allowing districts to make better-informed decisions that improve efficiencies and increase cost savings for TEC districts. “We’re thrilled to introduce the TEC Data Platform, which we believe will change the way districts buy technology,” says Hal Friedlander, co-founder and CEO of TEC. “This platform will significantly expand the intelligence and decision support we can provide district leaders. We believe that greater transparency and better information will allow school districts to improve results, reduce costs and support new product development,” he says. Learn more.
By: Victor Rivero