Education Entrepreneurs, the non-profit that was part of UP Global and ran Startup Weekend EDU, merges with New Orleans-based edtech incubator 4.0 Schools.
I am currently at the Startup Weekend EDU in London as a coach, helping the projects to shape their ideas and work on their product pitches.
I am going to add short recordings of the different groups below over the day, so check back to get the latest updates.
Team Achieve wants to build a platform that keeps track of your learning and related achievements in order to make informal learning or learning with MOOCs more valuable for both job seekers and employers.
Team Reading Readiness wants to create apps for children to help them develop core skills like reading even before they enter school.
Team Treeach is tackling the language learning market building an online platform for language teachers and students from around the world for face to face and online classes.
Team Elimu (Swahili for education) wants to tackle youth unemployment in the UK by building a Kickstarter like platform where students can upload a video CV to promote themselves to potential employers.
Team Eduudle wants to create an Expedia for online courses to help students to find the best course based on personal preferences like price, credentials etc.
Short interview with the guys from Nightzookeper, the winners of last year’s Startup Weekend EDU London who are also the organizers of this year’s event.
Short interview with a fellow mentor and co-creator of Minecraft EDU.
In episode 96 of EDUKWEST my guest is Farbood Nivi, founder of test prep company Grockit and now founder of Learnist.
Having worked as a teacher for a decade, Farbood explains why the field of social learning has always fascinated him and how he built his companies around the huge amounts of knowledge freely available on the Internet and the different aspects of social learning as centerpieces.
In this episode of review:ed Chris and Kirsten talk about the big stories in 2012 and give their predictions on how the edtech space might evolve in 2013.
Of course they talk about MOOCs and anti-MOOCs, Pearson, funding, the edtech bubble, textbooks, the flipped classroom, Khan, crowdfunding and much more.
This weekend starting from today, the first Education Hack Day Baltimore dedicated to public education will take place.
The organisation of the event follows the idea of a startup weekend, so tonight we’ll see the pitches of the individual projects each evaluated by teaching professionals, then the classic next 48h are dedicated to building the products. On Sunday, Nov 13 we’ll see the presentation of the projects which will also be live streamed.
I asked the founder of StartupBaltimore.org and organizer of the Education Hack Day Mike Brenner why he initiated a hackathon for education, how they differentiate from Startup Weekend EDU, their general hopes and objectives for the event and what part the business aspect of the individual projects is going to play.
For those of you located on the East Coast and interested in education, this might we an interesting event to attend and some tickets are still available.
EDUKWEST is proud to sponsor the Education Hackday Baltimore and you’ll get to see interviews with the three winners in case you can neither go nor watch the live stream.
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