Does LAUSD Offer a Model of How Not to Do Edtech?

CAUTIONARY TALE? There may be a silver lining to the ongoing saga of Los Angeles Unified School District’s iPad and Pearson software implementation. As Michael Horn, executive director of the Clay Christensen Institute, sees it, “no one wants to be the next LA Unified”—and hopes other districts can avoid it by learning from LAUSD’s mistakes.

Over at Wired, Issie Lapowsky explores lessons learned from LA around district procurement processes, and examines more successful district R&D and rollouts, including at Milpitas Unified and New York’s iZone program. Lapowsky writes, “LA may have provided other districts and tech providers with an unfortunate, yet vivid, blueprint of what not to do.”

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