The EDUCATE Evidence Aware EdWARD signifies that the holder has successfully completed the EDUCATE programme.
EDUCATE is a rigorous and comprehensive training programme designed to help start-ups, SMEs, entrepreneurs and educators to develop, evaluate and improve their products and services with the use of research evidence.
Based at the Knowledge Lab, at UCL’s Institute of Education, EDUCATE is match-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and UCL’s partners: UCL Engineering, the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), Nesta and F6S. This collaboration brings together all the strands of knowledge, experience and expertise needed to produce world-class EdTech.
The EDUCATE programme’s distinct focus is on pedagogical research and ‘what works’. While the mark cannot be taken as an endorsement of any particular product or service, those successfully completing the programme have demonstrated a clear understanding of applying research methods and how reputable evidence
can assist them in developing world-class products and services that are effective and marketable, and fit for purpose.