Q Sense | The Netherlands |www.q-sense.net
Share a short description about your company:
We enable Data & AI based learning.
What are the key trends you believe have the power to transform the way we learn?
The key disruptive trend for the education and learning space, is the democratization of information and learning via accessible web content. A second trend is on the demand side: our customers and their end-users expect effective, just in time and customized learning solutions. These two trends happen to coincide with world-wide shortages of qualified teachers. We see this shortage in the UK, across Europe and elsewhere. In this context customers and stakeholders challenge edtech to create effective, intelligent and affordable solutions. Edtech has a responsibility to make education more effective and more fun. And this is what drives our Q-team!
The theme of EdTechXEurope 2018 is ‘Eternally Learning’. What does eternal learning mean to you?
Eternally learning to me means ‘never stop exploring’, ‘never stop questioning’ and ‘don’t kill curiosity’. That means that learning providers have to understand what triggers their leaners’ curiosity and how they ask questions. Understanding learning needs and learning styles is a priority. This is where Edtech can help with analysis of learning behaviour and more personalized learning solutions. This will make learning more relevant, more fun and more flexible. And with a bit of luck this means that curiosity will not fade and that questions will continue to come. By the way, our company is called Q, the Q of ‘questioning’.
What should the rest of the world learn about EdTech in your country?
In our company edtech is defined in different ways. We start with edtech for analytical purposes. To understand how learning works at the level of individual learners and their reference groups. We can show patterns, predict learning challenges and provide practical recommendations for ‘optimized learning’, for ’your best next steps in learning’. We do so via the Q-Monitor, a learning analytics and recommendation tool and via the Q-Planner that helps to make your existing content adaptive. Both rely on Q’s big data analysis and on the Q-AI module. In short, that’s how we bring intelligence to learners, teachers and to educational publishers..
Why is it important for all players in the EdTech ecosystem to continuously connect, network and learn from each other?
To make learning work we need to connect learners (and their learning needs and preferences) to the community, to learning provides (both schools and corporate) and to the learning facilitators (edtech and edpublishers). We need to connect in a natural and open minded manner to create inspiring and sustainable models for education and learning in the many different contexts in which learning is happening. This matters for our businesses in particular and for society in general.
How does your current role allow you to make a difference to education and learning space?
We are bringing intelligence to learners, teachers and to educational publishers. We enable effective and customized learning for publishers and their end-users. Our solutions are driven by our experience in learning and education. We create relevant information using a wide scope of KPI’s reflecting the learning performance and behaviour in the full scope of learning. Not just the cognitive aspects. We are technically modular and easy to implement and scale up without disruption today’s publishers’ infrastructure.
Who would you like to meet at the event?
Publishers & Investors.
When you think about joining London EdTech Week and EdTechXEurope Summit this year, what are you looking forward to?
Meeting our fellow game-changers in the Edtech and Edpublishing field. We are curious to find out what they have discovered in recent years and what roads they intend to take to create more personalized and more challenging learning both in schools and in the corporate market. And of course we are looking forward to new business opportunities in the international learning and education market.
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