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How does your current role allow you to make a difference to the education and learning space?
My current role enables me to share over 25 years of expertise as a school teacher, teacher educator, edtech industry collaborator and academic researcher in edtech with young companies who are keen to build products that address educational and societal needs. This means understanding how what we know about how humans learn best can be designed into edtech products and services. My wide experience of all types of edtech research - both as a participant and as a research leader means that I can have strong empathy of the challenges to design robust studies and how important it is to use mixed methods that engage all stakeholders in the process.
What are the key trends you believe have the power to transform the way we learn?
I am excited about the role that blockchain technologies might enable the 'power to learn' to return to the most important protagonist - the learner - and serve their needs better - rather than those of the system! By putting the ultimate currency in education 'evidence of achievement' (or qualifications) into the learners' hands, we can shift how policy makers, publishers, governments and employers suck money from the system - that should rightly go to fund education for all!
Why is it important for all players in the EdTech ecosystem to continuously connect, network and learn from each other?
What should the rest of the world learn about EdTech innovation in your country?
It is alive, happening - and the UCL EDUCATE programme is right at the heart of it in 2019!!
Who would you like to meet at the event?
Any edtech start-ups keen to find out how to join EDUCATE; investors who want to learn about the UCL EDUCATE Venture Fund; governments and policy makers who'd like an EDUCATE programme in their country; Teachers who want to learn about becoming involved in EDUCATE for Schools (teaser - more on this one at edtechX Europe in 2020!!)
Join Alison and our 150+ thought leader speakers at EdTechXEurope 2019 on 18 June 2019 - reserve your place now >>