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Investment in EdTech

One year into an unprecedented mass experiment on using technology to deliver teaching, investment in EdTech continues to grow strongly. Oriel Square Director, Sam Derby, looks at EdTech’s trajectory and gives his top tips for navigating the world of EdTech investment.

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EdTech Guest blogs

Online Tutoring: How technology is allowing pupils to keep learning

Action Tutoring Programme Coordinator, Lily La, shares how online tutoring has been integrated into the charity’s long-term operations, and how it has supported the disadvantaged pupils they work with to learn from home.

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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.

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Guest blogs Training

Teacher training: Putting the past behind us

Whatever training route is chosen, it needs trainees. A lack of graduates willing to become teachers has posed a threat to children’s education over the past few years and has become an important issue for the school sector. John Howson looks at teacher training, supply and retention in a post-Covid world.*

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EdTech

EdTech Insights: December briefing

In our EdTech Insights series, we will bring you articles and interviews from the front-lines of funders, entrepreneurs and leaders working to improve education. We’ll be talking all things EdTech – from investment and transaction trends to what works in content, policy and innovation, through to who’s who.

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What’s the purpose of school?

School closures and the widespread need for homeschooling brought about a newfound appreciation for the people who do the job day in, day out. But did it change parents’ ideas about why children should go to school? Parent Ping has been asking just that.

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Embracing cultural contexts in the Middle East and North Africa

Charlotte al-Qadi has spent over 15 years working in educational publishing for the MENA market. Whilst language from publishers in recent years has become less negative when briefing educational content for the region, there still remains an air of reluctance to think about cultural sensitivities.

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Training

Internship diary: Going remote with Oriel Square

Thanks to Oxford University Careers and Santander UK’s internship scheme, our first intern joined Oriel Square this summer for an 8-week paid internship. Ben is a fourth-year PhD student at the University of Oxford with a keen interest in education policy.

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Series launch: EdTech Insights from Oriel Square and EdTech Publik

EdTech Publik and Oriel Square are collaborating to bring the global education technology community closer together. We know that the fast-paced world of EdTech can be difficult to navigate and we want to help.

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Engaging schools and communities to support children’s learning

Ensuring that education objectives continue to be achieved both during and after the pandemic involves multiple stakeholders and diverse partnerships. With new educational needs arising, and the nature of roles changing for all involved, we turn again to the central question of accountability: how can we all work to ensure that children achieve their full learning potential?