Beta Testing Ed. Products Can Get Tricky for Schools
Beta testing is one of the most basic steps on the path to getting education products and ideas into the classroom—and, researchers and developers say, one of the trickiest to get right.
As applied to K-12, the term generally refers to the early stage of testing almost any product in schools—a game, an assessment, a software package, a personal computer—and then refining it, based on how well it works.
School districts typically agree to take part in beta testing because they will get access to a product or service they believe will help them—which could be a new learning tool for their students or a professional-development program...
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