What is Blended Learning and how can Tech help? Read more Gamification and EdTech: Here be Monsters
EdTech + Blended Learning In 2020, I ran an online workshop for academic colleagues on innovative ways to use Tech to aid teaching and learning. During the session, I asked what everyone thought “blended learning” meant. Here are a selection of the answers: Variety of delivery, can be employer, study based, online, in person etc […]
Read more Does your EdTech Startup need an Advisor?
How gamification motivates people to do extraordinary things (sometimes) One of my recent reads has been Gamify: How Gamification Motivates People to Do Extraordinary Things by Brian Burke. The concept of Gamification has been around for a long time, it’s nothing new. But, how can Gamification be used for good? In the realm of education […]
Read more The Influence of Venture Capital on the Future of Education
Avoiding the pitfalls of working in a vacuum As humans, we know we need oxygen to survive, and the same goes for ideas. Stifle an idea in a vacuum and it’s probably going to die. How do we avoid this? In a word: collaboration. Collaborative learning I am a great advocate of collaborative learning. As […]
Read more Does analysis of EdTech focus on funding over revenue?
EdTech VC investors are in a position of power and are able to influence the education agenda I recently attended a fascinating Digital Education session on the current trends in EdTech investment, and particularly Venture Capital. Essentially, VCs are investing in the future of education and therefore having a direct impact on what the future […]
Read more The problem with EdTech…
“Why does all analysis of EdTech always focus on funding over revenue?” I was recently asked this question. Firstly, I wouldn’t say “all” and I wouldn’t say “always” but I believe I understand where the question was coming from. I think the EdTech space is inherently different to the B2C market, for example, because it […]
Read more Revolutionising School Education in Ghana with Tech
I am generally positive about the post-COVID readjustment of (higher) education to be more inclusive/flexible/accessible, enabled by tech. Future spend on EdTech is expected to grow significantly, as shown in the graph produced by HolonIQ below. I do, however, worry that there will be a LOT of spend on systems by executive teams that don’t […]
Say hello to RedHippo Virtual Academy. The vision: enable more children in Ghana to access high quality education despite limitations in technology, infrastructure and number of qualified teachers. What we’ve accomplished so far: Studio built in Ghana 300+ video lessons produced for Maths, English and Science across all schooling levels (Primary 1 to SHS 3) […]