RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT LAB
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.