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Professor Rose Luckin delivers Gresham College Lecture on AI and learning

Artificial Intelligence, Education Sector / April 10, 2019

Heads, teachers and education policy-makers need to be less risk-averse and more willing to embrace the potential of technology, if they are to help learners develop a skills-set for the 21st century, Professor Rose Luckin, the director of UCL EDUCATE, said. Delivering the Gresham College Lecture on AI and Education: The Reality and the Potential, …

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With London EdTech Week just around the corner, it’s a good time to review your marketing and communications, says Cleo Fatoorehchi, UCL EDUCATE’s marketing lead

Blog / April 4, 2019

However long you’ve been involved in the EdTech world, it soon becomes clear that the sector has its own rhythm – and a cycle that revolves chiefly around the Bett Show in January, and London EdTech Week in June. If you have a product to launch, a strategy to announce, or a service to test …

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UCL EDUCATE highlighted in Government’s new EdTech strategy for schools

Education Sector, Government & Policy / April 3, 2019

The work of the UCL EDUCATE programme has been highlighted in a major £10 million government initiative to improve the use and development of EdTech in schools. The strategy, ‘Realising the potential of technology in education: A strategy for education providers and the technology industry’, published today (3 April) by the Department for Education, aims …

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UCL EDUCATE sets up new European EdTech collaboration

Education Sector / March 15, 2019

UCL EDUCATE has become a founder member of the European EdTech programme. The three-year Erasmus+-funded programme is a partnership with Oulu University of Applied Sciences, in Finland, IE University, Madrid, and the Catholic University of Leuven, in Belgium. The partners’ aim is to foster collaboration among Universities and institutions from Europe and beyond who have …

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Wizenoze makes the final of the Next Billion EdTech Prize in Dubai

/ March 11, 2019

Wizenoze, one of UCL EDUCATE’s participating companies, has been chosen as a finalist for the Next Billion EdTech Prize. The UK-based startup will be one of 30 to travel to the Global Education & Skills Forum in Dubai to compete in a pitch competition that recognises leading EdTech startups making an impact on education in …

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International Women’s Day: Girls need better role models and a technology curriculum that appeals to their interests, say female EdTech entrepreneurs

Business Sector, Education Sector, Government & Policy / March 8, 2019

More girls would be attracted to the EdTech industry if the school curriculum appealed to their interests and strengths, and if they had better role models, some of EDUCATE’s leading female entrepreneurs have said. Commenting on International Women’s Day, they said girls were often put off from careers in science and technology because of gender …

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Professor Rose Luckin addresses GESS Dubai

/ February 27, 2019

Professor Rose Luckin was today addressing delegates, visitors and guests at the GESS Dubai Education Exhibition and Conference on the future of learning, young people and the impact of technology. Her address focused on the need to extend learners’ intelligence beyond the routine cognitive processing of academic subject matter, and how this can be achieved …

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UCL EDUCATE programme short-listed in prestigious London Business Awards 2019

Alumni News, Business Sector, Events / February 13, 2019

UCL EDUCATE has been short-listed in the inaugural London Business Awards. The programme has been named in the Ambassador Category, under the Paying it Forward sub-heading. The London Business Awards recognise the accomplishments of businesses and key individuals based in the capital over the past year. The Paying it Forward Award recognises an individual or …

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Universities’ Minister visits UCL EDUCATE programme and EdTech start-ups

Business Sector, Education Sector, Government & Policy / February 13, 2019

Chris Skidmore, the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, met members of the EDUCATE team and several of its participants during a two-hour visit to the programme’s UCL Knowledge Lab offices last week. The Minister was welcomed by Professor Rose Luckin, EDUCATE’s Director and Dr Celia Calucott, UCL’s Vice Provost for Enterprise, …

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EDUCATE showcases EdTech start-ups to universities Minister

/ February 8, 2019

Universities and science minister, Chris Skidmore, is to meet researchers and entrepreneurs from the EDUCATE programme today (February 8) at its headquarters at the UCL Knowledge Lab, in London. Mr Skidmore will see the work of more than 20 London EdTech companies who are working with UCL researchers on a range of projects, from using …

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Showing your EdTech to different audiences

Alumni News, Blog / February 5, 2019

Alison Clark-Wilson and Canan Blake, of EDUCATE’S research team, outline the importance of knowing your audience Learners, teachers, and parents are the main stakeholders of EdTech products and services. It is almost always necessary to know your users – the learners – and the people who are choosing the product for them – often teachers …

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UCL EDUCATE hosts its second EdWards ceremony during the Bett Show 2019

Alumni News, Education Sector, Events / February 4, 2019

Twenty-three UCL EDUCATE participants received their EdWards at a special ceremony during the Bett Show 2019. Three of the companies – Across Cultures, EasyPeasy and Quipper – were presented with an Evidence-Applied award, with the other 20 receiving Evidence-Aware recognition. The EdWards are presented to UCL EDUCATE participants who have demonstrated awareness or application of …

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