Sanoma Learning is making the news this month. We reported on both Sanoma’s Learning Outcomes accelerator program that aims to work together with teachers, students and academics on innovative ideas to improve on learning outcomes and also their recent partnership with adaptive learning platform Knewton.
When it comes to improving learning outcomes it becomes apparent that Sanoma is equally as interested in EdTech startups and recently announced the finalists of its EdTech Startup Challenge.
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EdTech Europe, the conference platform that will host their second conference on June 12th in London, announced a partnership with SXSWedu today. Selected participants from this year’s SXSWedu which took place in Austin earlier this month will be invited to present their products and services at EdTech Europe.
In return participants in this year’s EdTech 20 will be considered for application to future SXSW LAUNCHedu competitions. Ron Reed, SXSWedu Executive Producer also joins the panel which selects this year’s EdTech 20 competitors.
Our friend Edward Baker of Edmix put together an EdTech Startup Pavillion for Bett Show in London again this year.
I interviewed Ed back in December prior to the Bett and if you’re interested to learn more about what he and Edmix do, I invite you to read the interview.
At the EdTech Startup Pavillion I got a glimpse what UK-based education startups are building. I mostly spoke with founders who develop for teachers and schools which is not surprising as this is the biggest visitor group BETT attracts each year. I also saw quite some startups in the video vertical, ranging from the player/platform itself, over a YouTube-esque solution for teachers with additional analytics and also video in a more professional context to train employees.
Winter time is a very edtech conference heavy period of the year. Just when you have left Online Educa in Berlin you can pack your bags and leave for the annual BETT Show in London.
Next year (next month) will be particularly exciting for me as EDUKWEST has partnered with Edmix, a leading education technology community in the UK. EDUKWEST will not only cover the startups at this year’s EdTech Pavillon but I will also give an outlook on what we at EDUKWEST see as the emerging education trends for 2014.
Besides giving 40 edtech startups exposure in the EdTech Pavillon at on one of the biggest global education trade shows, Edmix will host the EdTech Innovator Award, a pitch competition with a £10.000 price pot in-kind value support by Pearson, Leaf Investments and Taylor Wessing.
To give you a better idea of what is happening in London’s edtech scene, what role Edmix plays and what you can expect from the BETT Show in January, here is an interview with Edward Baker, the founder of Edmix.