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EdTech Insights: February briefing

In our EdTech Insights series, we bring you articles and interviews from the frontline of funders, entrepreneurs and leaders working to improve education.

We’re talking all things EdTech – from investment and transaction trends to what works in content, policy and innovation, through to who’s who.

All things EdTech

  • Insider interviews – 2020’s GESAwards winners are an impressive bunch; judge Betsy Corcoran brings us her take on the winning cohort. Plus, we interview Chile-based track winner, PleIQ, an impressive start-up using AR to support early childhood education.
  • Impact – Hannie looks at what the Lessons from Covid report from Cambridge Partnership for Education and EDUCATE Ventures’ will mean for EdTech.
  • Innovation – Top tips from ISTE’s Chief Learning Officer Joseph South on creating digital events you actually want to attend. Plus, our key takeaways from BettFest.

What’s inside?

Insider interviews

2020’s GESAwards winners are an impressive bunch; judge Betsy Corcoran brings us her take on the winning cohort. Track winner PleIQ, an impressive start-up using AR to support early childhood education, went above and beyond to support teachers and families during school closures by offering free resources and easily accessible content to educators around the world. Nathan Martin talked to CEO and co-founder, Edison Durán.

Innovation

International Society for Technology in Education is one of the more senior convenors of educators working in technology. ISTE has been on a journey to ensure that its community and digital offerings are able to meet the needs of educators. Get Chief Learning Officer Joseph South‘s top tips for making digital events work.

Impact

Oriel Square recently worked with Cambridge Partnership for Education and EDUCATE Ventures to produce their report: Shock to the System: Lessons from Covid-19 about the impact of the pandemic on the UK’s education system. Hannie Kirkham brings you a summary of the key findings and what they mean for EdTech.