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Europeana #EdTech Challenge has been launched

Europeana #EdTech Challenge has been launched

eLearningworld News The Europeana Foundation’s work aims to from Europe’s rich cultural heritage transform the world towards a more open, knowledgeable and creative society. All over Europe, museums, galleries, libraries and archives are digitizing their collections where the Europeana Foundation can give support in the form of digital expertise and platforms for bringing cultural heritage to wider audiences. On the website, they describe their target groups as “Cultural institutions. Researchers. Teachers. Learners. Creative start-ups. Data… Continue reading

Latest News: First cornerstone to build a Nordic Edtech Community

Latest News: First cornerstone to build a Nordic Edtech Community

eLearningworld News from Nordic Countries The only edtech accelerator hub in the Nordic Countries, the Finnish XEdu, and Edtech Sweden announcing a new co-operation with ambition to build an extended Edtech Community for support and collaboration opportunities for Edtech startups.  Niko Lindholm, Program Director at xEdu comments: We really look forward to being able to communicate the possibility to join the xEdu program to Sweden through our partner and its extensive network. This is the… Continue reading

Latest News: Growing frustration at eLearning conference in Cairo

Latest News: Growing frustration at eLearning conference in Cairo

eLearningworld News from Africa The 11th eLearning Africa Conference in Cairo, Egypt, that took place between May 24-26 showed a sparkling startup-scene on the African continent. However, transforming the educational systems into the digital era that is a prerequisite to boost the economic and societal development is lagging behind. This caused a lot frustration at the conference, e.g. Egyptian minister of communications and information technology H.E. Yasser ElKadysaid: “We are not going to wait until 2063.”… Continue reading

Latest News: AI teacher for homework is being launched

Latest News: AI teacher for homework is being launched

eLearningworld News from Sweden The Swedish startup company eEducation Albert is now launching an artificial intelligence application with focus on helping pupils with their homework in math during the last years of primary school. The startup-company intend to expand to other education-levels as well as the international market during the coming years. At the moment AI Albert is filled all available answers to questions to make good work with the pupils and the next week… Continue reading

Latest News: Google Campus for StartUps opens in Warsaw

Latest News: Roadmap for Research to boost “Made in Germany”

eLearningworld News from Poland The Warsaw Google Campus is a support center for start-ups and inventors that require advanced technologies to develop their business and also gives opportunity to collaborate with other entrepreneurs. The Minister of Science, Peter Dardziński that just has been appointed to focus on innovation and the co-operation between science and business, stressed the importance of creating innovation ecosystems. He also assured that the Ministry of Science and Higher Education will be… Continue reading

The Publishing Industry after Industrial Publishing

Latest News: British Library and Nottingham University creates MOOC

Digitalization is transforming the book publishing industry. The days are gone when the author had to rely on that a publishing house would accept his or her work. Since the walls to the book market were too high to be entered in any other way. The publisher took care of editing, copyediting, cover design, formatting, proofreading, print book design, audiobook narration and production, marketing and advertising. Today, a myriad of start-up book-publishing-services are growing on… Continue reading

Latest News: Intel launches EdTech Business Accelerator

Latest News: Interactive Learning to fight bullying in the workplace

eLearningworld News from USA Intel offers promising edtech startup’s mentorship, funding and insights for growth in the Silicon Valley. Companies that are selected for the Intel Education Accelerator program will receive customized guidance and up to $100,000 from Intel Capital. In the first step successful applicants will receive $50,000 up front for up to six percent in common stock, and an additional $50,000 in a convertible note at the end of the program. The startups… Continue reading

Latest News: EdTech Accelerator offers Funding and Expertise

Latest News: EdTech Accelerator offers Funding and Expertise

eLearningworld News from USA EDGE Edtech is now launching an accelerator-programme for edtech-businesses in New York City. Until September 2015 the programme will be accepting applications from innovative startups that are developing technology-solutions for education and learning. At the end of the year ten of the applicant-businesses will be selected to receive $170,000 in funding and a three-month mentor-led accelerator that includes everything to secure success. One of the founders of EDGE Accelerator Jonathan D.… Continue reading

Latest News: Edtech Startups Competing in “Shark Tank”-like Competition

Latest News: Edtech Startups Competing in “Shark Tank”-like Competition

eLearningworld News from USA iHub Pitch Games, sponsored by Comcast, the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) and NewSchools Venture Fund, took place during Comcast’s Youth Tech Summit last September. In February 25 it is time for the second round of the competition that is modeled after the popular TV show “Shark Tank.” During the games, startup entrepreneurs pitch their e-learning products to a prestigious panel of Silicon Valley educators and business leaders. Viewers can watch… Continue reading

Latest News: Edtech Partnership between US and Europe

Latest News: Edtech Partnership between US and Europe

eLearningworld News from the World Two leading education technology conference platforms from both sides of the Atlantic sea extend its partnership in order to promote innovation and investment in the edtech sector. EdTech Europe and US-based SXSWedu Conference & Festival have agreed to collaborate on two European All Stars events featuring leading European startups and corporate executives as part of the March conference programme in Texas. The two European All Stars sessions powered by EdTech… Continue reading