The Impact Research Advisory Council
Measuring impact on learning provides essential information for institutions, instructors, and students when making decisions about what digital learning solutions to adopt and how to use them to achieve the best outcomes. However, impact research is
notoriously challenging. At Macmillan Learning, we don’t have all the answers, but our research endeavors to embrace the diversity of students, instructors and their courses, the local educational environment, and continuously evolving digital solutions.
We therefore use a portfolio of coordinated research that include implementation science, rapid-cycle evaluations, and summative impact research. To challenge our research methods, practices, results, and claims, we have formed the Impact Research Advisory
Council. This Council is made up of a diverse panel of external experts in designing and measuring the impact of educational technology, methods for measuring effectiveness, modeling and evaluating learning performance, standards for measurement in education,
and respecting current and evolving data privacy standards and laws.