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Kedge Business School| France |http://kedge.edu

How does your current role allow you to make a difference to the education and learning space?

As a former senior instructional designer, I have worked with teachers to create learning experimentation (VR, online activities, simulation...) and I'm now working on industrialisation of our experimentation. The main problem with experimentation is that few students have access to this innovations. When we prove that an experimentation is really effective in term of learning, my job is to find the way to make it available at another scale. Kedge has some active learning spaces and is creating is Virtual Reality centre.

What are the key trends you believe have the power to transform the way we learn?

Technology must be a tool to simulate the world and help students to fail fast. We need to find the fastest way to help our students understand the complexity of our world. When our students realise their mistakes, they change the way they think to be sure to don't do it again. It's our duty to be sure they experiment these situations with us to be ready for enterprises.

Why is it important for all players in the EdTech ecosystem to continuously connect, network and learn from each other?

The most difficult in education is not to have ideas, it's to experiment and industrialise. Business Schools are like big enterprises, they have a lot of processes to ensure their quality and it is not compatible with creativity, agility and innovation. So they need to connect together and with the edtech ecosystem to use open innovation.

What should the rest of the world learn about EdTech innovation in your country?

EdTech is the best way to simulate the world and help our students to learn by themselves.Creating activities, simulation and experimentation to learn require skills in "evaluation methods" and in the "technology" used to evaluate. The best way to have these skills in our project is to help Business School and EdTech companies to work together.

When you think about joining London EdTech Week and EdTechXEurope Summit this year, what are you looking forward to?

Last year was a first visit for our school and it was a great moment. We have shared a lot, learned some best practises and found a partner for a great experimentation in VR which was a success. We hope to do the same this year to continue to improve the way we teach in Kedge!

Who would you like to meet at the event?

EdTech startups, Education Innovation directors and like last year a lot of great people ready to improve the way students learn

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