On the Sixth Day of Digital Leadership… Measure and Review the Impact!
6. Measure and Review the Impact
Truly measuring impact has become one of the top skills for digital leaders. Programmes like UCL Knowledge Lab’s Educate and the Jefferson Education Accelerator are working with edtech companies to help make their products more efficacious. But in the mean time you should also be reviewing any programmes you set up and making sure they have impact. Mark Anderson (aka ICT Evangelist), Former Assistant Head, Award-winning blogger, speaker and edtech consultant gives the teachers point of view:
‘How do you make it so that a consistent approach to technology can be deployed across a whole school? When it comes to getting technology working well at scale you need to think about your lowest common denominators – the people who aren’t going to be so readily happy to take on board some new technologies. Teachers will ask themselves, you know, what’s in it for me? How’s it going to make my job better, how’s it going to make my job easier? How’s it going to improve standards in my classroom? How’s it going to improve the retention rates of my students?’
Lesson: It is good practice to review impact and collect answers to these questions so you can prove the impact of your digital leadership to anyone who asks. If you are not the best person to ‘interpret data’, make sure you have this skillset within your digital leadership team. Continue to ask the right questions, and don’t just assume that because something works for the school down the road it’s right for you.
Check out the full episode: Episode 80: Mark Anderson, ICT Evangelist, Former Assistant Head, Award-winning blogger, speaker and edtech consultant (21:35 in the video below)
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