Are corporate certification programs valuable in EdTech?
Are corporate certification programs, like the Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE), Google Certified Innovator (GCI), or Microsoft Innovative Education Innovator (MIE), valuable in Educational Technology? I discuss this from two vantage points: that of a teacher or practitioner and that of an administrator evaluating and hiring staff.
I work as an Educational Technology consultant at International EdTech committed to helping schools use technology successfully. I frequently present at conferences on Educational Leadership, Learning Technology, IT, and Data Systems. I am also a a published author focusing on Educational Technology, International Education, and Leadership.