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UCL EDUCATE COMPANIES RUNNERS-UP IN PRESTIGIOUS GESAwards 2019 EDTECH SEMI-FINAL  

Alumni News, Business Sector, Events / September 19, 2019

Two UCL EDUCATE programme participants took the runner-up spots in the British semi-finals of the GESAwards 2019. Nature Bytes, which was part of cohort 8 and Ketka, from cohort 10, were among 12 of the top EdTech companies in the UK competing for a place in the global competition taking place in London, in January. …

By Dorothy

Watch Prof Rose Luckin talk about Language and AI at a Cambridge University Press conference

Artificial Intelligence, Education Sector / September 10, 2019

Professor Rose Luckin explores the relevance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to education, with a focus on the teaching and learning of language, in a recent lecture at the Better Learning Conference 2019: Language and AI hosted by Cambridge University Press. In this talk she debates how AI can contribute to teaching and learning, and how …

By Dorothy

Tech businesses today have an imperative to be responsible with the data

Blog, Business Sector, Events / September 3, 2019

David Savage, founder of the Tech Talks podcast, has been interviewing tech entrepreneurs on his show for three years now, and exploring the challenges and opportunities that technology can bring to our lives, across any and every sector. David will bring his considerable experience to our panel of expert judges at the GESAwards UK semi-finals, on …

By Dorothy

Cutting through the noise with PR

Blog, Business Sector / August 28, 2019

By Victoria Cameron, Senior Account Executive with Mango at PLMR As a member of the EDUCATE cohort, you’ve already demonstrated your commitment to investing significant time and resources into research and development.  As your idea and product evolves, it’s time to think about how you will present it to your target audiences. Strategic communications play …

By Dorothy

Can machines learn?

Artificial Intelligence, Blog / August 27, 2019

The second blog of our series on AI in education looks at machine learning, what it is and how it differs from human cognition Machine learning (ML) is a data-processing exercise and a sub-field of artificial intelligence (AI). The term refers to the construction of the software that enables machines to learn ‘through experience’ using …

By Dorothy

Just how ‘intelligent’ is artificial intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence, Blog / August 20, 2019

With this blog, we are kicking off a short series of articles on AI in education to explore what the concepts of intelligence and learning mean in the context of AI. When thinking of artificial intelligence (AI), it is often too easy to think of dystopian films where intelligent robots have taken over the human …

By Dorothy

Request for Proposals for an External Evaluator for the EDUCATE Programme

/ August 13, 2019

UCL is planning to procure an external evaluator for the EDUCAtional Technology Exchange (EDUCATE Programme). UCL has opted for the programme to be evaluated using the counterfactual impact evaluation (CIE) method of comparison, and is confident that this will ensure quality and impartiality of the evaluation process. The evaluation of the project will be conducted …

By Cleo Fatoorehchi

EasyPeasy enters partnership with the LEGO Group to support home learning

Business Sector, Education Sector / July 5, 2019

EasyPeasy has announced an exciting new partnership with the LEGO Group, to work on innovations to support home learning for two to five-year olds. EasyPeasy, which was part of cohort 4 of the UCL EDUCATE programme and is a recipient of an Evidence-Applied EdWard, supports children’s school readiness skills by improving parent engagement and building …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE hosts launch of the European EdTech Network with call for expansion and further collaboration

Education Sector, Events / July 1, 2019

More than 200 guests and dignitaries from across the continent attended the launch of the European EdTech Network in London, on June 19. The event was hosted by the UCL EDUCATE programme, with partners Oulu University (Finland), KU Leuven (Belgium) and IE Business School (Spain). The EETN brings together stakeholders of the EdTech ecosystem at …

By Dorothy

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