Pilots & Proof of Concept

A pilot or proof of concept (POC) demonstrates the feasibility of an education technology program before it is fully implemented. These tools can help you to plan a solid proof of concept and see what’s possible (and what’s problematic) before undertaking a full-scale deployment.

What Is a Proof of Concept?

A proof of concept (POC) is the preliminary rollout of a specific program, process, or model to demonstrate its feasibility 

POC Questions to Ask

The essential questions to ask before you begin the Proof of Concept process

Planning a Proof of Concept

With so much at stake, planning your proposed education technology programs before implementation is vital

Proof of Concept Phases

A structured methodology for assessing, developing, and implementing new technology initiatives

Evaluating a Proof of Concept

A Proof of Concept (POC) should involve enough participants to capture statistically valid data

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