Dec 14, 2017

Boston's Education Holiday Party

The Boston EdTech Meetup, LearnLaunch, and the Young Education Professionals combined forces to celebrating the season with a holiday party! Gathering at the LearnLaunch Campus to connect with others in Boston’s EdTech community, they looked back on a year of new connections, new ideas, and a lot of hard work and fun.

 

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Oct 18, 2017

Startup Hack Night

‘how to scale a growing startup?’. For many EdTech startups in the Boston area, this is an especially timely questions, and we invited some of those companies to join us to discuss. The evening was organized into small breakout sessions, where attendees had a chance to ask questions to representatives from each company and offer ideas on how to work the problem of scaling. The event was designed to give young EdTech startups an opportunity to brainstorm their problems with others in the industry. For attendees, it was a chance to see what life is like inside emerging EdTech companies and a chance to see some of the companies and ideas on the horizon.
Below is a list of the companies that joined:
Scholar Jet
Study Buddiez
LearnBolt
Overcome the Barrier, INC
MentorWorks Education Capital LLC
3D Educational Services, Inc
School Square

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Sep 26, 2017

Speaker David Dockterman

Dr. David Dockterman, Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and designer of dozens of award-winning educational technology programs, described a framework for anticipating context-relevant learner needs, detecting those needs, and providing effective responses. The combination of smart technology, learning sciences, and human experience can support learners and the process of learning in new and powerful ways.

 

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Aug 29, 2017

Unconference

We hosted our first unConference!
An unConference (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference) is an event where the participants decide the agenda by proposing topics, which then become the focus of smaller open-format discussions. The goal of this EdTech unconference was to connect knowledge bases focusing on improving the role of technology in education. Topics ranged from machine learning and participatory design to the question of how to develop technology across different cultures. Ultimately it was be up to our attendees what the discussion is about, to ensure that everybody will learn something new during this event!

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Jul 18, 2017

Panel Online Learning

This month we had a panel on E-Learning in Higher Education. We discussed the impact that online learning has in the development of college curriculum, the new roles of educators, and how online learning will grow or change in the future.
Panelists
Eleni Glekas
Yvonne Simon
Justin Reich
Griff Resch
Moderator
Robyn Belair

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Jun 21, 2017

Learning Speakers

Speakers
Assessment in the Educational and Corporate Markets
by Haris Papamichael
Lexia in Learning
by Rob Paushter

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May 10, 2017

Vidya Joshi and Bert Snow Presentation

Vidya Joshi of Readocity presented new data about effectively promoting literacy in the age of technical disruption. A deep dive into the correlation between current literacy rates and those of our youngest generations, learn about the issues that lead to children "dropping out of reading," and discuss how parents and teachers can engage students correctly with literature they'll fall in love with.
Bert Snow of Muzzy Lane discussed lessons learned transitioning from making custom game-based learning products to creating a DIY authoring platform that allows partners to create their own game-based learning activities. Bert broke down the research from over 1700 online students used to create their new platform, and showed examples being created by educators and instructional designers using Muzzy Lane Author today.

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