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The Edtech Edge #21 - New Online Schools and 50 years of Game-based Learning
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Articles and Resources of the week
Sal Khan’s New Online School Wants to Make ‘Mastery Learning’ Global
Sal Khan, founder of famous Khan Academy, the online tool he started by making videos on YouTube that is now used by hundreds of districts in the U.S. and well-known across the globe, has started a new project: a fully online school with a mix of self-paced online learning and group activities. After the increased student disengagement coming out of the pandemic, Khan wants to show that the tuned-out student behaviours affiliated with the emergency rollout of remote learning isn’t characteristic of online learning. Will he succeed?
Reflections on 50 years of Game-Based Learning
First article in a series and part of the guide Gaming the System: The Many Educational Benefits of Game-Based Learning. When talking about engagement and retention with Edtech companies, game-based learning is probably what comes up most often. Great series and guide to reflect on the history and develop an idea on where the topic is going.
Top Edtech trends in 2023 and the ASU example
Last article on 2023 and future outlook of Edtech for this year as we are just ending the first month of 2023 (I promise 🤞). ASU is one of the leaders in and always at the forefront of digital education. Thus, it’s worth reading their predictions around AI, chatbots, extended reality and digital twins.
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Sdui has extended its series A funding round to €25 million. The German startup building the operating system for everyday digital education is (among others) backed by HV Capital, Haniel, Brighteye Ventures and HTGF.
London-based Titan Academy helps gamers become better at sports games like FIFA and F1 by analyzing their own player data. They just raised $1.8 million in seed funding from Superbet’s venture arm.
MySalesCoach has raised a £500k pre-seed round from North East Innovation Fund and several BAs. The UK-based startup has just launched one month ago and provides virtual one-to-one sales coaching to sales teams as a subscription service.
Jobs in Edtech
Emerge Education is a Uk-based Edtech and Future of Work VC fund. They are looking for an Investment Associate.
IBB (Research Institute for Corporate Learning) is looking for a digital education innovation manager in Germany.
Edtech France is looking for a Partnerships and Community Manager.
Spanish Edtech Scale-up Innovamat is looking for Business Developers.
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