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Peapodicity wins Gold Award for augmented reality “encyclopaedia” cards

Alumni News, Virtual & Augmented Reality / November 13, 2019

Peapodicity, which was part of cohort 8 of UCL EDUCATE, has been awarded a Gold award for one of its AugmentifyIt learning tools by leading parents’ group, Made for Mums. fter being independently tested by over 500 child and parent testers, influencers and toy industry experts, the company was awarded the top spot in the …

By Dorothy

Making the most of Bett

Business Sector, Events / November 4, 2019

By Victoria Cameron, Account Manager with Mango at PLMR As innovators in education technology, you have first-hand experience with the rapid rate at which the market is growing. With this in mind, it is increasingly important that emerging edtech companies enter the market with a strong brand image and clear and concise messaging to help …

By Cleo Fatoorehchi

Stairway secures £1 million in seed funding to develop STEM teaching and learning

Business Sector / October 21, 2019

Stairway has announced a £1 million investment by Connect Ventures, backed by some of the UK’s most successful technology entrepreneurs. Stairway, which was part of Cohort 8 of the UCL EDUCATE programme and is a recent recipient of an Evidence-Aware EdWard, was founded by Charles Williamson and Olly Hunt with the aim of enhancing and …

By Dorothy

Teaching business studies through film and video

Blog, Education Sector / October 18, 2019

Research suggests that students prefer visual and video material to text books when studying for the International Business (IB) curriculum. Dr Nukhet Vardar, CEO and founder of Brands Whisper’g, who jointly carried out the study, outlines the findings. During my years as a university lecturer I realised that I was integrating more audio visual materials …

By Dorothy

What education can learn from the technological revolution in healthcare

Blog, Education Sector, Ethics / October 16, 2019

The technological revolution that has swept the healthcare sector in the past two decades is now being felt in education. Carmel Kent, senior research fellow on the UCL EDUCATE programme, examines the parallels. The healthcare sector has undergone a revolution in the last 20 years following the pace of technological advances and the introduction of …

By Dorothy

Tales Toolkit double Gold winner in Nursery World Awards 2019

Alumni News, Business Sector / October 9, 2019

Tales Toolkit, members of cohort 8 of the UCL EDUCATE programme, has won double Gold in this year’s Nursery World Awards. The company was a winner in the Prime Areas and Literacy categories in the publication’s World Equipment & Resources Awards. Tales Toolkit provides interactive, child-led resources aimed at early years, using easy to remember symbols …

By Dorothy

MyPocketSkill, creating enterprise opportunities for young people

Blog, Business Sector / October 3, 2019

Zara Ransley, co-founder of MyPocketSkill, explains how she came up with the idea for her product, and how the UCL EDUCATE programme helped to develop the company to its current success. Before I started MyPocketSkill, I would sometimes help out with school enterprise programmes. You will probably be familiar with this set up: kids are …

By Dorothy

AI, technology and digitalisation lead the way in personalised learning

Artificial Intelligence, Education Sector / October 2, 2019

An inaugural report into global attitudes towards education and technology reveals the extent to which learners want to drive what, how and when they learn – both at school and in the workplace. Dorothy Lepkowska, UCL EDUCATE’s Communications Lead, unpicks the main findings. A major international report on the future of education shows artificial intelligence, …

By Dorothy

Have humans finally been defeated by AI?

Artificial Intelligence, Ethics / September 26, 2019

Last month, a new AI bot called Pluribus, developed jointly by Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University, beat top human poker players at their own game for the first time ever. Carmel Kent and Rose Luckin, Research Mentor and Director, respectively, of UCL EDUCATE, ask: ‘have humans finally been defeated by AI?’ We have seen AI …

By Dorothy

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

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