In the webinar, EdTech in the Time of COVID-19: Leveraging Technology for Your Continuous Improvement Work, the Carnegie Foundation’s Collaborative Technology team discussed the challenges of enabling meaningful collaboration at a distance, the specific pain points of conducting improvement work remotely, and how education technology—EdTech—can address these issues. The Chief Learning Officer from Schools That Lead joined the team to share the successes and challenges of conducting scholastic improvement work remotely during a global pandemic.
Specifically, the panelists addressed these questions:
- How can we improve systemic problems in a community when we can’t be together?
- How can we translate face-to-face synchronous collaboration into meaningful virtual, asynchronous collaboration?
The panel focused on how EdTech, including Carnegie’s Networked Improvement Learning and Support (NILS) platform, is geared towards advancing the work of networked improvement communities and supporting innovation. Panelists discussed how the design of NILS helps to alleviate problems experienced by communities of practice by enabling remote, asynchronous, and collaborative work to advance improvement efforts.
- Jojo Manai, Director of Collaborative Technology, Carnegie Foundation
- Susan Haynes, Partner Success Manager, Carnegie Foundation
- Sofi Frankowski, Chief Learning Officer, Schools That Lead
November 12, 2020