Rethinking Attendance in Edtech

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

In our latest episode, MIND’s Chief Data Science Officer Andrew Coulson returns for the latest chapter of our ongoing conversations about edtech evaluation and implementation. Andrew and I discuss the concept of attendance as it relates to edtech programs like ST Math. Andrew explains how attendance connects to our ST Math Theory of Change, and how establishing consistent attendance impacts students time and progress on the program.

You can listen to the podcast episode in the player below:

Topics Covered in the Podcast:

0:45 Intro
6:30 Theories of change and the "missing middle"
8:30 Attendance as a lens for evaluating implementation 
15:00 Data on attendance and impact on time on program  
19:00 How we identified attendance as a metric
22:30 Applicability of attendance to other programs

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Brian LeTendre

About the Author

Brian LeTendre was the Director of Impact Advancement at MIND Research Institute. In addition to building thought leadership and brand awareness for MIND, Brian worked cross-functionally internally and externally to amplify MIND's social impact and accelerate our mission. He is an author, podcaster and avid gamer.


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