Interactive Breakout Session EDT28
EdTech: Innovation in Uncertainty (2)
Date Thursday, Dec 7 Time –
How are start-ups in the ever changing and dynamic education market successfully entering their market, addressing legal requirements around data privacy and protection, finding investors who understand the market, entering relevant partnerships and providing future thinking products, whilst still being relevant for their current users? In this session, we will look into some of the unique solutions these start-ups offer, in terms of the market needs they address and the uncertainties with which they are faced.
Connect EdTech, Germany
Beth Havinga is passionate about supporting a lead in the change, development and growth of positive tools and strategies that enable a stronger, more interoperable education experience. She believes in the need for a more networked education environment and is excited to connect industry leaders in technology, global publishers, startups and governments through her work to build robust and innovative solutions. With over 15 years in the education industry, she is dedicated to improving the education space.
Originally a high school teacher, Beth has managed publishing houses and education software companies in Europe, founded her own startups, and continues to support a wide variety of education organisations through her company, Connect EdTech. Beth works with large tech corporations, education publishers, governments, ministries of education and education startups globally, supporting them in education policy, digital implementation, and development and market strategies. As a specialist in the digitisation and interoperability of education systems, Beth is currently on the expert committee of the Austrian Ministry of Economy, Research and Science, and is also the executive director of the German Alliance for Education. Additionally, Beth is a stakeholder in EDUvation, a business angel company supporting education startups based in Germany, complementing her work with StartEdTech.
Shaping the Future of e-Evaluation
Clément is Chief Executive Officer at TestWe. TestWe develops digital exam/assessment solutions in a secure and offline environment.
In a past life, Clement was attorney at law in New-York. Knowing both French and American educational system, he realized that even thought digital is widely used by students in their every day life - and in their futur professional life - digital is still not a standard to take an exam.
At TestWe we strongly believe that digital tools can enhance the learning experience and the testing experience. Indeed, digital allows to create exercices and tests as close to reality as possible by using videos, sounds, and pictures. The only limit is then imagination.
Clement focuses on thinking on what will be the exam of tomorrow and how exams will be taken.
Navigating the Post-LMS Landscape - Conversational Interfaces as “Frictionless Adoption Paths” to Institution-wide Technology-enhanced Teaching
Mikkel Lauritzen is the Director of Partnerships at Aula - a UK-based start-up that provides a ‘conversational’ alternative to learning management systems.
At Aula, Mikkel has both strategic and operational responsibility for institutional partnerships. In addition to being responsible for strategic solutions for Aula’s partner institutions, the operational side of his role allows him to combine his keen interests in cognitive psychology and change management.
Prior to joining Aula, Mikkel led an educational non-profit with 2000+ members and gained experience with public sector consulting and digital transformations at McKinsey & Company. Originally from Denmark, Mikkel’s academic background is from the University of Oxford where he studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Revas sp. z o.o, Poland
Passionate entrepreneurship trainer, business simulations author, entrepreneur. I have been teaching young people (students, high school students) entrepreneurship for 10 years. I am always looking for innovative approaches and tools such as board games, simulations, LEGO etc. In my business I create tools for teachers - business simulations that allow teaching entrepreneurship in an industry-specific way (students in IT fields manage virtual IT services company, future hairdressers - Hair salon etc).