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UCL EDUCATE announces global expansion during its flagship Demo Day

Business Sector, Education Sector, Events, Investment / December 4, 2019

More than 200 entrepreneurs, investors and guests attended the second annual flagship UCL EDUCATE Demo Day on November 29, to watch eight of the UK’s leading edtech companies pitch for a prize package of more than £500,000. The three-hour event provided a perfect backdrop for major announcements about the future of Europe’s leading research-led accelerator, including …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE launches Paris hub to boost the French edtech market

Business Sector, Education Sector, Education Select Committee / November 28, 2019

UCL EDUCATE is to launch its first international venture, EDUCATE France, to support French entrepreneurs and startups working on the design and development of evidence-based edtech. The programme is a partnership between the Département du Val d’Oise, CY Cergy Paris Université (a new higher education institution created on 1 January 2020 regrouping the University of …

By Dorothy

Long-read: How can research on wellbeing inform better edtech?

Education Sector, Wellbeing / November 24, 2019

Evidence summary: How can research on wellbeing inform better edtech? You can also find a print-ready version of this article here. By Santiago De Ossorno Garcia, Research mentor, UCL EDUCATE Introduction Measuring wellbeing is a long-standing challenge for science. When developing health-related educational technology (edtech) or interventions to improve wellbeing, designers and educational technologists should …

By Cleo Fatoorehchi

UCL EDUCATE participants among 13 UK recipients of EdTech Innovation funding

Alumni News, Education Sector, Investment / November 14, 2019

Three former participants of UCL EDUCATE have each received £100,000 as part of the first wave of EdTech Innovation funding. MangaHigh, Pobble and Seneca Learning are among 13 edtech firms from across the UK sharing £1.2 million of funding to develop products aimed at revolutionising education through the use of technology. The announcement this week …

By Dorothy

Why Investors Should Keep An Eye on EdTech

Blog, Business Sector, Education Sector, Investment / November 12, 2019

Education technology is currently one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors. Dorothy Lepkowska, UCL EDUCATE’s Communications Lead, looks at why investors need to take more interest in this burgeoning industry. When the Education Foundation launched its EdTech Vision 2020, it could not have predicted how far the industry would have come in the intervening years, …

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

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

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

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

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