#139 – How to ask questions & what to do with a s**t tonne of data
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What’s in this episode?
Hello listeners! We hope you enjoyed last weeks episode, the first of our new Education 4.0 series, co-curated with our friends at Jisc. We’ll be back next month with the next episode of the series. You can follow the conversation using #Edu4_0.
This week’s episode is the first in a few episodes where we start to dig into some contemporary educational research and how that might inform teaching and learning decisions, leadership and product design.
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- Laura Mcinerney, Education Journalist and Co-founder of TeacherTapp | Twitter: @miss_mcinerney
- Becky Allen, Education Researcher, Chief Analyst and Co-founder of TeacherTapp | Twitter: @profbeckallen
Thank you to canvas for supporting this week’s episode
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