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Jun 23, 2017

Thank you to this week's sponsor ClassCentral

What's in this episode?

  • Intro: trends from London Edtech Week
  • LIVE podcast:

    This week’s recording is our LIVE podcast on Is Edtech a Thing? exploring the value of edtech from a financial, educational and opportunity cost point of view. Thrashing out the various nuances in the debate, you’ll hear from

    Lucy Heady - Impact Director, Investments Team - Nesta
    Matt Johnson - Senior Associate - Cooley LLP
    Richard Taylor - Angel Edtech Investor
    Bukky Yusuf - Secondary Science Teacher, Consultant and Qualified Coach

    A big shout out to all the people who came along in the UK heatwave, to Nesta for hosting and to Cooley LLP for covering the drinks until booting out time.

  • We're on holibobs in July, watching the TDF and then getting our 2017 2H sponsorship in place. Contact us if you're interested! theedtechpodcast@gmail.com 

Sample quotes: 

'One thing we know from research is that it’s really really hard to improve learning for children. Affect sizes are tiny across the board.’ - Lucy Heady 

'There’s a lot of interest and concern if a company is free. How are they making money?'  - Matt Johnson 

'The reality is something comes in, something has to go out.’ - Richard Taylor

'Something which could cut the marking back’ - Bukky Yusuf on what she’d like to see from edtech

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Check out the Class Central Mooc Report and More...

Next up, a word from ClassCentral which if you’re into geeking out over online learning and MOOC reports like I am you’ll probably already know about! 

It's been more than half a decade since free online courses from Stanford kicked off the modern-MOOC or massive online open courses movement. Since then more than 700 universities around the world have launched MOOCS, used by over 60 million people. Gaining insight into this fast paced world is worth spending time on (especially for those implicated by such changes). That’s where Class Central comes in. 
 
Class Central launched at the end of 2011, and has kept track of the MOOC space right from the beginning. Not only does it list 7000+ courses, making it the #1 search engine for online courses, but the excellent MOOC report blog has deep analysis on what’s up, down, new or just slightly leftfield. With over 500+ articles written, Class Central has the most comprehensive coverage of the MOOC Industry.
 
I came across Class Central when I was preparing for a Department for International Trade webinar I was speaking on and found it invaluable. Since then, I met founder Dhawal Shah out at SXSWedu and he was excited to share the resource with all
of you. So definitely go and check it out at www.class-central.com/report/ and let me know what you think! 
 
 
Cooley lawyers combine 30+ years of experience in the education industry with an unmatched background in technology to assist edtech companies in bringing disruptive technology to market. Thanks to Cooley LLP for supporting our LIVE podcast. More here: https://www.cooley.com/ 
 

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The 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, taking place 5-7 September 2017, University of Liverpool, UK, will bring together practitioners, researchers and policy makers from across sectors. Together we will chart the development of Learning Technology from isolated islands of ‘innovation’ to becoming the new norm – and the challenges this entails for staff and learners alike. We will explore how we move from individual innovation to institutional integration at scale.

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EdTechXEurope is the leading thought leader summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies. Now in its fourth year, EdTechXEurope hosted 800+ global attendees and invited over 150 speakers to showcase EdTech innovations and perspectives from around the world. http://edtechxeurope.com/ 

 

The EdTech Exchange is Europe's largest community of EdTech Founders and provides members with mentoring, support and a programme of events designed to share best practice through peer-to-peer learning. The Exchange brings together like-minded EdTech entrepreneurs, encouraging them to exchange ideas, swap war stories, and give and receive advice from their peers. It is solely for Founders of EdTech companies who have raised at least £100,000 of financing or revenue, with many members having raised significantly more.  http://edtech.exchange/ 

 

The Edtech Podcast supports the mission of WomenEd: #WomenEd is a grassroots movement which connects existing and aspiring leaders in education. Even though women dominate the workforce across all sectors of education there still remain gender inequalities, particularly at senior leadership level. The situation regarding BME leadership is even more dire considering the fact that the student population is becoming increasingly diverse. This situation is clearly unacceptable and rapid change is needed. #WomenEd will therefore campaign and use its collective power to make improvements, so that there is a more equitable balance in terms of gender and ethnicity at leadership level across all sectors of education. http://www.womened.org/ 

 

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