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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

Universities’ Minister visits UCL EDUCATE programme and EdTech start-ups

Business Sector, Education Sector, Government & Policy / February 13, 2019

Chris Skidmore, the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, met members of the EDUCATE team and several of its participants during a two-hour visit to the programme’s UCL Knowledge Lab offices last week. The Minister was welcomed by Professor Rose Luckin, EDUCATE’s Director and Dr Celia Calucott, UCL’s Vice Provost for Enterprise, …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE hosts its second EdWards ceremony during the Bett Show 2019

Alumni News, Education Sector, Events / February 4, 2019

Twenty-three UCL EDUCATE participants received their EdWards at a special ceremony during the Bett Show 2019. Three of the companies – Across Cultures, EasyPeasy and Quipper – were presented with an Evidence-Applied award, with the other 20 receiving Evidence-Aware recognition. The EdWards are presented to UCL EDUCATE participants who have demonstrated awareness or application of …

By Dorothy

EDUCATE for Schools programme unveiled at the Bett Show

Artificial Intelligence, Education Sector, Ethics / January 25, 2019

The EDUCATE programme has unveiled its EDUCATE for Schools resource, during a keynote session at the Bett Show 2019. A packed Bett Arena heard from Professor Rose Luckin, EDUCATE’s director and Gary Kynaston, the headteacher of Hammersmith Academy, in west London, who has worked with the programme’s researchers on piloting the scheme. EDUCATE for Schools …

By Dorothy

Two EDUCATE companies win their categories in EdTech “Oscars”

Alumni News, Education Sector, Events / January 24, 2019

Two of EDUCATE’s most successful programme participants have won their categories in this year’s BETT Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of the EdTech industry. Tassomai, which was a finalist in three categories, and EasyPeasy – both members of cohort 4 of the programme – picked up the Best Education Support Resource for Parents or Home Learning …

By Dorothy

EDUCATE welcomes £10 million government EdTech strategy announcement

Education Sector, Government & Policy / January 23, 2019

Professor Rose Luckin, the director of the EDUCATE programme, has welcomed plans for a £10 million government strategy for EdTech in schools. The proposal, outlined by Damian Hinds, the Secretary of State for Education, at the Bett Show today (January 23), will see a plan for EdTech being launched from this Spring, enabling teachers, pupils …

By Dorothy

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