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The Edtech Edge #23 - Does ‘Flipped Learning’ Work?
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Articles and Resources of the week
Does ‘Flipped Learning’ Work? A New Analysis Dives Into the Research
Since the pandemic, more instructors at schools and colleges appear to have embraced “flipped learning,” the approach is usually about asking students to watch lecture videos before class so that class time can be used for active learning. Proponents say the model improves student outcomes by encouraging more interaction among students and professors, and many studies have been conducted to measure the efficacy of the approach. So a group of professors recently performed a meta-analysis to try to assess how well flipped learning is working (and the results may surprise you).
Edtech reacquaints itself with fintech
More and more companies are balancing two sectors as a competitive advantage in fundraising: Once-crypto-specific companies are shifting their pitch to be more fintech-focused, and some health tech companies are leaning on well-known financial instruments as a disruptor. “Every company is a fintech company” is a common adage, but in today’s environment, the reasoning behind that shift may be more around survival and savviness than serendipity. Edtech and fintech have mixed in the past and an edtech-meets-fintech boom in 2023 could be an opportunity to focus more on reimagining personal finance tools, top of mind amid a downturn and, ideally, rooted in transparency following a crypto backlash. What are your thoughts? Does it help to be a hybrid company? If you are building in the edtech-meets-fintech space, reach out.
Turnitin Announces AI Writing Detector and AI Writing Resource Center for Educators
As the buzz around Gernerative AI continues, assessment providers are reacting. Turnitin has successfully developed an AI writing detector that, in its lab, identifies 97 percent of ChatGPT and GPT3 authored writing, with a very low less than 1/100 false positive rate. The company also published an AI writing resource page to support educators with teaching resources and to report its progress in developing AI writing detection features.
Uk-based Metaverse Learning raised GBP 1.5 million of seed funding from Ufi Ventures and Training Umbrella. As the name suggest, they create engaging and immersive learning experiences for corporate customers.
Jobs in Edtech
French Edtech LabLabee is hiring a Customer Success Manager.
The Austrian climate education startup Glacier is looking for a Digital Learning Designer.
Knowunity is also hiring for a variety of jobs in Berlin and remote.
Stockholm-based School of Applied Technology </salt> is hiring a Head of Curriculum.
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