Educator, Innovator: How Teachers are Becoming Leaders in Edtech

| February 19, 2019

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What’s next in the world of educational technology? For the answer, look no further than your nearest classroom teacher. Educators have always been the primary source of product testing and feedback for edtech developers—after all, products that were designed for use in the classroom need buy-in from teachers! However, educators also have the skills to invent new edtech solutions and develop them from the ground up.

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Alliant is a private university accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), offering graduate study in psychology, education, business management, law and forensic studies, and bachelor’s degree programs in several fields. Alliant's California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) for the PhD and PsyD clinical psychology programs.

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Alliant International University

Alliant is a private university accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), offering graduate study in psychology, education, business management, law and forensic studies, and bachelor’s degree programs in several fields. Alliant's California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) for the PhD and PsyD clinical psychology programs.

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