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Announced at the Bett Show in January this year, the Edtech Demonstrator Programme is an exciting development for UK education.
The Demonstrator Programme forms an integral part of the government’s Edtech Strategy, which was set to encourage pioneering tech companies to work alongside UK schools and colleges to relieve growing teacher workloads, support professional development and bolster student results.
One thing that’s clear about the both the Demonstrator Programme, and the Edtech Strategy at large, is their commitment to supporting evidence-based best practice in edtech implementation.
As April—World Autism Month—approaches, this article explores what are the new advances in edu-bots. Their success to help autistic students have been significant combined with the work teachers do, providing an increased engagement and a simplified social interface.
Students working with these tools are taught to “tune in to emotions, express empathy and better understand social situations”. The devices are also smart enough to distinguish when a learner is paying attention, gazing, frustrated or stressed, and to adapt accordingly.
There tends to be widespread agreement that AI will be important for the future of education, and therefore that educational institutions need to develop a strategy for the use of AI. The challenge is knowing how to develop and implement such a strategy. Formal data strategies will be critical to enabling AI to reach its potential as a tool to enhance teaching and learning.
An increasing number of international schools are now considering new channels of income generation, through which they can differentiate themselves by offering different pedagogical visions, age ranges, enrichment programmes and subject focus.
They are using a bandwidth of offerings based on educational technology (edtech) service delivery. Scalable online edtech services can be accessible almost anywhere that has reasonably modern internet access arrangements.
While creators in the edtech space often feel they’ve made something patent-worthy, two problems usually stand in the way. The first hurdle is the cost, as attaining a patent is often pricey. The second challenge is time. From filing a provisional application to securing approval, it took Roxanne Russell five years to get Read Ahead patented.
She opened up to EdSurge about the process she went through to give would-be edtech inventors a glimpse into the trials and tribulations involved in getting a patent.
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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