As you know, the school-wide or district-wide educational technology procurement process can be very tricky. Purchasers must make sure that the technology walks a fine line of meeting students/staff needs and not breaking the bank!
If that goal sounds all too familiar to you, then you are in luck! The awesome team at Digital Learning Now recently published their next Smart Series interactive paper, the "Smart Series Guide to EdTech Procurement", and it is full of valuable procurement tips for any school/district seeking to add new educational technology resources to their instruction repertoire.
The helpful guide is broken into four main sections sections, each with its own unique value to the procurement process:
- 12 Keys to Smart EdTech Procurement - a soup-to-nuts tip sheet, providing 12 keys to a succesful procurement process, covering everything from the initial search to closing the deal
- Hardware Considerations - a quick breakdown of what your school/district should think about when choosing devices and choices, including budget, cost, and staff awareness
- Strategic Purchasing - this section provides great insight into how schools/districts can combine and focus their individual EdTech efforts to benefit both the students and the purchasing process
- Procurement Policy - this final section offers tips for the policy end of EdTech procurement, including how to "modernize procurement policy" to better meet your school's twenty-first century needs
If educational technology procurement is even remotely on your school or district's radar screen, I highly recommend checking out the new Smart Series interactive paper (as well as the other solid entries in the series) at "Smart Series Guide to EdTech Procurement"!
Image credit: Digital Learning Now!
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