The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.
Welcome Fall! Hope all of our educator readers are feeling refreshed and ready to dive back into the school year. Please enjoy this week’s selection of readings.
The Unite to Fight COVID-19 Global Online Startup Weekend
Come together with inventors, innovators, developers and anyone with a passion to tackle Covid-19 in your country in this first-of-its-kind Online Startup Weekend. Get the details and make a difference.
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During the Techstars Virtual Meet and Greet you will learn more about our mentorship-driven accelerators and community programs, receive info on the accelerator application process, be able to ask questions, and figure out if Techstars can help accelerate your startup.
Edtech tools aren’t just for college kids and children, increasingly they are also needed and utilized for adult education. However, adult learners have different needs and “While grown-ups may be able to adapt children’s resources, these may not adequately address adult circumstances, like the competing time demands of education, job duties and family obligations.” Thus, research titled “Changing the Equation: Empowering Adult Learners with Edtech,” was commissioned by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education through its Power in Numbers initiative.
EdTech offers an alternative to ‘traditional’ classroom learning methods, engaging students which new, innovative formats, and the ability to tailor approaches to fit the individual student.
According to a forecast laid out by Boclips’ (formerly Knowledgemotion) CEO David Bainbridge in Forbes, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of US$252 billion by 2020. In the UK, there are more than 1,000 startups focused on providing EdTech technology.
The booming EdTech market is a testament to the impact of technology now broadly accessible to schools willing to take a leap of faith.
The adoption of AI in is increasing across many industries, and especially in K-12 education, where it may lead to a revolution in the education sector. The key question is whether the increased adoption of AI in classrooms will have an authentic impact on educational practices and outcomes. Whether or not AI does indeed have such an impact will crucially depend on the specific targeting of AI solutions to address existing shortcomings faced by educational institutions.
“Will students instructed in ethics get better at both recognizing technological bias and deploying the tools of code to fix it? Do squishy notions of empathy and conflict in narrative fiction make comp-sci students more sensitive programmers?”. With this article, explore the famous debate about how to teach ethics to engineering students and if they should even learn about it.
According to the results of 2018, the size of the Russian edtech market is 30 billion rubles. A third of the above-mentioned amount was earned by the largest 35 players. The top spot in the rating of largest Russian edtech companies is occupied by Skyeng, an online school with 1.1 billion rubles in revenue last year. The second and third spots are occupied by “Netologiya grupp” and “iSpring” respectively. The rating does not include multinational companies.
The Founder Experience: "What the Barclays Accelerator was Really Like"
Join the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars New York for a live, interactive Ask Me Anything. Accelerator alumni companies, Taptrip and Lance, will give their candid perspective on what the accelerator experience was like and what the founders wish they knew when they were applying. Bring your questions and hear first-hand stories from those who have been right in your shoes!
Laura Truncellito- Laura is the founder and CEO of Language Scholars, LLC, a company which seeks to utilize cutting edge technology to enhance global learning and communication. email@example.com
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