When a Theory of Change Fails to Meet a Problem of Practice

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

When researchers seek to create a product, program, or intervention to enhance educational outcomes for students, they often start from a theoretical foundation. A theory of change, or a conceptual model based in research of how a specific product can lead to a desired change, is often the launchpad for creation.

What does it mean to “scale” an educational product?

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

“Scaling” a product in business typically means moving from a small number of “early adopters” to a larger number of “early majority” users. In the field of education, however, “scaling” an educational product or program has been more challenging to define.