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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.
'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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