EdTech Lexicon

EdTech Lexicon

Keywords and concepts related to edtech that everyone involved in the space ought to know.


No revolution can take place unless the upstarts speak the same dialect. Even though education has existed for eons, education technology is just getting started. To help, we're compiling a sort of Berlitz guide to edtech phraseology. (See the topics on the right). We welcome your thoughts about other fundamental terms -- as your comments on definitions.

We welcome your suggestions either of terms you think are fundamental to education technology--or ones you'd like to know. (Just drop us a note via feedback).

Our sources include: Karen Cator, formerly director of the office of educational technology, has helped lay out some terminology; the Clayton Christensen Institute, a non-profit co-founded by Michael B. Horn, who worked with Harvard University's Clayton Christensen to write one of the manifestos of the edtech movement, Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change The Way The World Learns. In addition, Institute collaborator Heather Clayton Staker penned a paper on the "Rise of K-12 Blended Learning," with definitions.

Say what you mean -- and mean what you say! 

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