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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

Co-founder of ethical AI institute calls for “global standard” in technology development

Artificial Intelligence, Education Sector, Ethics / June 21, 2019

The Institute for Ethical AI in Education should lead the world on a uniform global standard that would oversee the development of the technology, one of its founders has said. Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of Buckingham University, and co-founder of the IEAIED with Professor Rose Luckin, the director of UCL EDUCATE and Priya Lakhani, the …

By Dorothy

First European EdTech Network to boost collaboration among sector launches today

Education Sector, Events / June 19, 2019

The European EdTech Network (EETN) is the first organisation of its kind enabling transnational cooperation among leading European universities and innovators. A major aspect of the collaboration will be the EdTech Platform – the first online space of its kind to promote knowledge on EdTech topics and multi-stakeholder work in education and technology and to …

By Dorothy

Department for Education appoints Leadership Group to oversee its EdTech strategy

Education Sector, Government & Policy / June 6, 2019

Professor Rose Luckin has welcomed the creation of a Leadership Group to support the Government’s £10m EdTech strategy. The founder and director of UCL EDUCATE has been advising the Department for Education (DfE) as an educational and research expert since it announced its EdTech plans in January. Professor Luckin is also the specialist adviser to …

By Dorothy

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation names MyCognition as a leader in the field of cognitive function and education

Alumni News, Education Sector / June 4, 2019

One of UCL EDUCATE’s most successful companies has been named by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as leading in the area of cognitive function in education. The accolade was part of a recent review of the technology sector dedicated to the measurement and improvement of cognitive/executive function in education. MyCognition was a participant of …

By Dorothy

Tassomai to launch personalised research-led intervention videos for students with knowledge gaps in science

Artificial Intelligence, Business Sector, Education Sector / May 16, 2019

One of UCL EDUCATE’s most successful companies has launched a revolutionary learning intervention, after research showed it helped students fill in the gaps in their science knowledge. Tassomai, which uses quiz-based online learning, is to offer short video clips to students who lack knowledge in specific science concepts. Its algorithm will work out where the …

By Dorothy

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, …

By Dorothy

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 …

By Dorothy

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 …

By Dorothy

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 …

By Dorothy

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