Psychology of Tech Institute Teams with GoGuardian to Understand Tech in K–12
- By Dian Schaffhauser
organizations have teamed up to contribute to the understanding of
technology's impact in K-12. The Psychology
of Technology Institute
will be working with GoGuardian
in several ways.
The Institute focuses on
better understanding the human-technology relationship in order to
improve it. Members do research on the factors of technology that
shape our attitudes about it and how adoption of tech can change
people's lives. Its advisory board includes faculty from numerous
colleges and universities, as well as industry representatives.
GoGuardian produces software to help educators manage 1-to-1
programs, including functionality for filtering and monitoring
devices, performing classroom management and identifying students at
risk for self-harm, based on their online activities.
the partners said they hope to uncover insights into how technology
is used and can benefit the school community--including students,
teachers and IT administrators. GoGuardian will also serve as a
sponsor of the Psychology of Technology's annual conference.
knows that technology has been a game-changer, transforming how
people live, work and interact," said Juliana Schroeder,
co-founder and co-director, of the Institute, in a statement. "By
collaborating with K-12 education technology leader GoGuardian, we
will be able to examine how and where the educational experience is
improved with the use of technology."
goal is to ensure that technology helps advance education,"
added Advait Shinde, co-founder and CEO of GoGuardian. "To
achieve this, we need to partner with academic and research experts
like [the] Psychology of Technology Institute."
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.