Never Going Back: 5 Things That Have Changed for Good in edTech

Nine months into the pandemic, we now understand the challenges and pitfalls of remote and hybrid learning like never before. From spotty WiFi connections to cobbled-together learning software, students and teachers have had to adapt at the speed of light. Remote learning has also permanently changed the way edTech designers work. We now design based […]

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    December 7, 2020

    Why You Should Invest in Accessible and Adaptive edTech Tools Right Now

    With limited access to their teachers and peers, the shift to remote learning is especially disorienting for students with special needs. Non-adaptive technology in special education has the potential to frustrate students and put some tasks out of reach. That means the sudden shift to edTech isn’t just challenging for special needs students—it’s anxiety-producing. Students […]

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    November 24, 2020

    20 Years of Insights from the Front Lines of edTech

    For the past 20 years, Backpack Interactive has partnered with museums, universities, publishers, and major design firms to create edTech that engages learners and makes it even easier for educators to do their work. By focusing on the simplicity and accessibility of our clients’ UI, we’ve built products that amplify the efforts of hard-working teachers […]

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    November 12, 2020

    What Teachers Really Need in a Remote Learning Product

    The rapid switch to remote learning this past spring revealed major gaps in digital learning tools. Teachers often struggled to reach students working at different paces or levels within the same class. At times, educators even cobbled together three or four applications to ensure their students could access and understand high-quality learning content. The rise […]

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    November 9, 2020

    How to Build and Launch an Online Course in a Crowded Market

    When we work with brands to develop an online course from existing content or from the ground-up, we know how important it is to design a product that will stand out in a crowded market. Teachers already have many products to choose from, which means plug-and-play content and turn-key solutions will only take your company […]

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