The Edtech Tours:
Learning from Best Practices Around the World in Education Innovation
Beyond the Hype : Mapping Edtech Clusters and Creating Open-Source Resources for a Refined Understanding of the Global Ecosystem
Sharing Edtech Best Practices and Success Stories in Order to Scale Innovation
We want to make sense of the hyped “Edtech” acronym and bring stakeholders who have a different understanding of Edtech together by raising awareness of the different challenges of a fundamental sector. We wish to amplify the voice of a large community of education innovators and share their philosophy, ideas, findings, innovations, achievements with a broader audience.
What are we up to?
A research project to learn about edtech adoption trends around the globe.
The #EdtechTours are initiatives promoting global perspectives on edtech fuelled by local insights, bringing together major sectorial stakeholders beyond functional and geographical boundaries, learning from best practices in education innovation, mapping edtech clusters and creating open-source resources for a refined understanding of the global ecosystem.
Areas of study
We address, among others, the issues of...
What type of frugal innovation models exist in countries with low internet penetration? What is possible with basic technological tools?
Data can have super powers to enhance learning. Adaptive learning technologies use data to personalize learning paths: but is this enough? and what about privacy issues?
How to scale innovation? Not an easy question. We look at non-profit VS venture-funded startup companies, sustainability models and venture-scale markets
The challenge of lifelong learning in the professional world is big. Which tools, pedagogies can be used to create a learning culture inside an organization?
How do purchasing systems work for education technology products and services and how can companies outside of the region gain entry?
What are governments' education technology policies, spending trends and which technologies are gaining traction in schools and universities?
Where have we been?
We explored 15 countries up until now
SF, BAY AREA, LA
It All Started in 2014 with A Franco-German Enthusiastic Pair in Jouy-en-Josas
Svenia is an entrepreneur and explorer in the Education Innovation field. She is the head of LearnSpace, a 2.0 Edtech accelerator, where she wants to bring bright entrepreneurs, teachers and researchers together. She still continues to travel for the Edtech Tours every year to share best practices. She studied both at the Freie Universität Berlin and HEC Paris.
Audrey graduated from a Master's of Research in Innovation and Design Management at HEC Paris & Ecole Polytechnique. She is passionate about cultural biases in our education systems and literature. She worked on the Lab School Paris project at the Liberté Living Lab, a civic & social innovation incubator and is now working for innovation & collective intelligence consultancy bluenove.
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