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Title: EdSurge Concierge: Improving Product Discovery Process
Center: NCER Year: 2016
Principal Investigator: Medlock, Leonard Awardee: EdSurge
Program: Small Business Innovation Research      [Program Details]
Award Period: 6 months (5/1/2016-10/31/2016) Award Amount: $149,539
Type: Phase I Development Award Number: EDIES16C0006

Phase I award

In prior research and development, the team and their partners developed EdSurge Concierge, an online platform to facilitate school improvement. With this Phase I funding, the project team will develop and test a next prototype of the platform with improved capability to generate information administrators need to make decisions on selecting technology tools to drive school improvement. The prototype will also provide a venue for education technology developers to propose tools to meet school needs. At the end of Phase I in a pilot study with 10 school administrators, the researchers will examine whether the prototype functions as planned and if the platform saves time and generates lists of tools to meet the needs of administrators and schools.