Deledao ActiveInsights™ Awarded “Research-Based Design for Instructional Learning Products” Product Certification

Deledao ActiveInsights™ — an industry-leading edtech solution powered by proprietary real-time AI technologies such as InstantAI™ — has earned the Research-Based Design for Instructional Learning Products: Product Certification from Digital Promise.

This Product Certification serves as a reliable indicator for district and school leaders, educators, and families looking for EdTech products grounded in confirmed learning research. Deledao provided evidence to Digital Promise, affirming a connection between research on how students learn and the product’s design. Furthermore, Deledao demonstrated its dedication to ensuring its clarity and accessibility of its research foundation to the public.

“We firmly believe that a research-driven approach is crucial in crafting tools exceeding the needs of educators and learners,” said Shuang Ji, CEO at Deledao. “Receiving this recognition is a tremendous honor for Deledao. It highlights our commitment to incorporating the latest educational research insights into our products.” 

“This certification validates our efforts, guiding district and school leaders, educators, and families toward EdTech products based on proven learning principles,” added Davide Giannotti, Director of Marketing at Deledao. “We take pride in advancing educational technology to positively impact every student’s learning journey.” 

“Educators and researchers continue to uncover important insights about how people learn,” said Christina Luke Luna, Chief Learning Officer, Pathways and Credentials at Digital Promise. “Digital Promise’s Research-Based Design Product Certification recognizes the EdTech products that incorporate research about learning into their design and development. Congratulations to Deledao ActiveInsights™ for demonstrating that research informs product design!” 

“More than 8,000 products are used in K-12 schools, and fewer than 1 percent have earned this recognition,” said Rachel Schechter, Ph.D., Learning Experience Design (LXD) Research, who helped advise Deledao in preparing the application. “The research-based design certification is a meaningful foundation for any company looking to build their ESSA-aligned evidence.” 

Dr. Schechter led the LXD expert review panel to rigorously evaluate and endorse Deledao for meeting the educational impact criteria of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The LXD expert review panel recognizes an ESSA Level IV designation of “Demonstrates a Rationale” for Deledao ActiveInsights™.  

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ESSA Level IV standards are based on a product’s research-based design and theory of change to enhance learning outcomes. The certification from Digital Promise is aligned with the ESSA Level IV designation. 

Through Product Certifications, consumers can narrow their options as they select products based on research about learning before trying it out in their classrooms. Digital Promise launched the Research-Based Design Product Certification in February 2020 and has certified over 100 products to date. 

The Research-Based Design Product Certification uses a competency-based learning framework developed in consultation with Digital Promise’s Learner Variability Project advisory board, expert researchers in the Learning Sciences field, and nearly 50 educators across the United States. Further detail about its development can be found in Digital Promise’s reports, Designing Edtech that Matters for Learning: Research-Based Design Product Certifications (2020) and An Overlooked Indicator of Edtech Quality: The Use of Learning Sciences Research (2022). 

The U.S. Department of Education’s recently published 2024 National Educational Technology Plan (NETP) calls for a crucial change: schools must prioritize educational technology decisions backed by solid research and proven to improve student learning. Deledao proudly aligns with this vision.

Further, the Research-Based Design for Instructional Learning Products certification from Digital Promise validates Deledao’s commitment to developing effective tools grounded in rigorous research, directly mirroring the NETP’s core principles.

By prioritizing research and evidence-based design, Deledao is helping schools unlock the true potential of technology to empower educators with the proven tools they need to ensure all students can succeed in today’s digital learning environments. 

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About Deledao 

In 2017, a group of Silicon Valley veterans observed the changing educational landscape with the proliferation of digital devices in schools, prompting the recognition of a new challenge: digital distractions. CEO Shuang Ji, co-inventor of the proxy filtering technology, recognized the inadequacy of legacy technologies (created in the 90s) in safeguarding children online. This realization led to the birth of Deledao, with its first product, a real-time AI-based web filter, launched in 2019. Since then, Deledao has expanded its product offerings to include solutions for student safety and classroom management, catering to the evolving needs of K-12 education. Today, Deledao’s impact extends globally, supporting educational institutions in the United States, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. Learn more and request a demo here. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

About Digital Promise 

Digital Promise is a nonprofit organization that builds powerful networks and takes on grand challenges by working at the intersection of researchers, entrepreneurs, and educators. Our vision is that all people, at every stage of their lives, have access to learning experiences that help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive and continuously learn in an ever-changing world. For more information, visit the Digital Promise website and follow @digitalpromise for updates. 

About LXD Research 

Learning Experience Design Research is an independent evaluation and research firm within Charles River Media Inc. focusing on educational programs. We specialize in research communication, efficacy study validation, and the design and execution of ESSA-aligned research studies. Visit