The Mission of the EDUPILOTIS R&D Centers is to contribute to the production and dissemination of rigorous evidence and products that provide practical solutions to important education problems globally. The R&D Centers develop, test, and disseminate new approaches to improve education outcomes. Each of the R&D Centers conducts a focused program of education research in its topic area. In addition, each R&D Center works cooperatively with pedagogy specialists, conducts supplemental research within its broad topic area, and provides national leadership in defining research and development directions within its topic area. Currently, there are 1 active R&D Centers and 19 completed topics by R&D Centers.

The Student Social Support EDUPILOTIS R&D Lab uses data and behavioral science to develop and prove scalable, high ROI interventions that mobilize and empower students’ social support systems to improve achievement.


Increasing student success is critical both for students’ welfare and our country’s economic development, but most programs aimed at improving student performance tend to be expensive and have modest effects, if any. Traditionally, school systems and colleges underutilize some of the most powerful resouzrces in students’ lives – the family members and friends who care about students and interact with them regularly. The EDUPILOTIS Lab believes that these individuals can play an invaluable role in enhancing students’ educational progress by providing accountability, encouragement, and assistance. We therefore develop strategies to invite support from students’ social networks and to empower these supporters with the tools and information they need to effectively help students succeed in school or college.


We stride for Innovation in Education

The EDUPILOTIS Lab recognizes that interventions are most likely to be widely adopted if they impose minimal burdens on tight budgets and overworked staff, so we focus specifically on very low-cost, easy-to-implement approaches that leverage schools’ existing administrative data. Furthermore, we rigorously test all of our programs through randomized controlled trials that allow us to ensure that our interventions truly achieve their intended goals. This work is conducted among more than 100 students as per the 2021 data by EDUPILOTIS in Valour and Wisdom Education NEtwork, K-12 schools, online universities, state and community colleges, and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

“Research is seeing what everybody else has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.” - Albert Szent-Györgyi


These 6 high tech approaches have changed the entire traditional approach to education. In simple words, technology has provided teachers and learners with a new and enhanced way of interacting during the learning process. Yes! Technology has a profound impact on today’s youth.


Learning methodologies and experiences should never be the same for everyone, but the earlier education systems could never accommodate the custom learning experience as there were too many limitations. With modern gadgets and interfaces, now one can initiate learning based on their need, preference, and availability.


More than any other technology, cloud computing unlocked the door of high tech education. The anytime-anywhere accessibility of information stored in remote cloud servers. It made possible to access courseware and educational materials from any device and from anywhere. You can continue reading a book and collaborate with other students & teachers.


A vast majority of devices and app platforms are now coming with virtual assistant apps and features like Apple’s Siri. Such smart assistants responding to voice commands make things even easier for learning. Moreover, the speech-to-text feature, coming with most devices, makes note taking and writing even more comfortable and fast-paced.


3D printing, which is also known as prototyping, allows students to learn with a more tangible and physical experience. A student can easily shape his idea of an object thanks to 3D printers. With 3D printing, students can give shape to their imagination. In any institution, 3D printers will only help students to unleash their creative ideas and have more hands-on experiences.


The huge volume of education information and data give birth to learning analytics, as it is increasingly important to assess and evaluate student engagement, traction, and learning output. In the near future, we can see learning analytics warning teachers about certain issues, warning students about deadlines and their progress, etc. Learning analytics will boost learner engagement in education more than anything else.


Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have come as s big boost to online education. If you want to learn about space objects just by running a 3D space video on your VR headgear, you can float in space while a background voice continues depicting you the Milky Way in detail. It will be a boon for medical students to learn through a more immersive real time experience through broadcasting.