Edtech start-ups: Jisc invites innovators to solve HE challenges

Start-up companies are being called upon to solve higher education’s biggest challenges as part of a new partnership programme. The new scheme – Step up – will connect institutional decision-makers to innovative start-up businesses that can offer edtech solutions. The innitiative is being run by Jisc, the organisation which provides digital solutions for UK education and […]

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Kura champions smarter, more sustainable transport through technology

During our conversations with parents and schools across the country, shared school transport proved an increasingly important area where a more intelligent solution is needed. Indeed, 48% of the parents we spoke with believe car fumes around their childrens’ schools pose a safety risk, and 43% would like greater transparency around when their child arrives […]

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2020 vision: edtech in 2020 with John Ingram

Q. What should schools, colleges and universities be focusing on for 2020? Certainly, from our experience working with schools, they need to be supported more when it comes to training teachers to use technology. We find that teachers are usually keen on the idea of using new technologies in the classroom, but that implementation needs to […]

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New report outlines £120bn cost of not closing skills gap

A new study from the Local Government Association (LGA) has underlined the huge potential cost of not closing England’s skills gap. ‘Local Skills Deficits and Spare Capacity’, published today, reports that not meeting the skills needs of employers could lead to a loss of £120 billion in economic output by 2030. The research, conducted for […]

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Turnitin to showcase Microsoft Teams integration at Bett 2020

Bett 2020 kicks off in just one week, meaning educators and edtech providers are gearing up to explore the best products and services the sector has to offer. This year, Turnitin is set to exhibit more of its transformative solutions. In just 18 months, the company has launched Authorship, the first product to help institutions investigate […]

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How software can help provide a holistic approach to learning

We believe that in order to help students thrive both academically and personally, educators must adopt a holistic approach to learning. Today, we realise that there is so much more to success than exams and grades and that in order to help our students excel, we must consider their specific needs, requirements and wellbeing. The […]

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Less than 4 in 10 UK parents have installed security protection on their child’s phone

A new study by global cybersecurity firm ESET has revealed that while a majority of parents are worried about the security of their child’s online activity, less than 4 in 10 parents have actually installed any virus or security protection on their child’s mobile device. According to research from Internet Matters, the average age that British […]

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Jolt wins Series A funding to offer ‘Online Alternative MBA’

Tel Aviv-based startup Jolt, a company that offers alternative digital courses in business and marketing disciplines, has raised US$14.1m in a Series A funding round driven by Balderton Capital, with Hillsven Capital and Octopus Ventures also taking part. The investment brings Jolt’s total funding to US$23.3m in just three years. The company plans to use […]

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Attend Additive Live on January 28 to discover the latest 3D printing developments in education

The first ever Additive Live event will take place this year on Tuesday 28 January at Manchester Metropolitan University. The event will bring together industry experts who will discuss 3D printing in further education. The event promises to captivate attendees from start to finish, with a concise schedule that starts at 9:30am and finishes up […]

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