The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.
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UK aid is joining forces with British universities, researchers and education experts from around the world to create the largest ever education technology research and innovation project. £20m of UK aid will go towards a new EdTech Hub designed to better integrate technology into global learning. Expertise from the University of Cambridge will oversee a stream of rigorous research, meanwhile British technology company Brink, will scale promising technology ideas with governments and educators.
1H 2019 sees $3.5B of VC funding into EdTech, accelerating innovation around the world. 2019 VC investment levels may establish a ‘new normal’. The biggest change in 2018 and 2019 was the acceleration of the Chinese mega-investment round. Most months now include a $100M+ VC round. Coursera, the highest profile US transaction in 1H 2019, was led by SEEK out of Australia.
A comprehensive overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on Education from a teacher’s, student’s, didactical, pedagogical and learning perspective. The article also tackles the implication of AI in the development of the 21st century skills and the stakes of AI ethics in Education.
Research shows that technology can be helpful in advancing learning for high school students who are at greatest risk of failing courses or dropping out when it’s interactive rather than one-way, used to support discussions and projects with peers and teachers, and serves as a tool for creation rather than passive consumption. When technologies try to replace teachers, research consistently finds little benefit.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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