Edtech Champion xpectum: How To Successfully Move Into Edtech

In this second part of our interview with Erik Mossfeldt (read the first part here) we delve into the specifics of the edtech sector and what job seekers should bring to the table to successfully start a career in this field. If you are interested in starting an edtech career, Erik has some tips on how to get started. Why is now the time to start working in the field of edtech or start an edtech career? We’ve been in the edtech business for almost twenty years but I think that it really will start to take off in the next couple of years and continue to grow. Which game-changing product can

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Edtech Champion xpectum: High-Quality Remote Learning Delivered Efficiently

In modern society, lifelong learning seems to become ever more important. To make education easily accessible and independent of one’s location, edtech companies such as xpectum offer remote learning solutions. With xpectum’s ready-made courses for the Swedish market and the authoring tool Make My Course for the international market, you can upgrade your skills in an easy way. Erik, thank you so much for giving us some insights into your work and the field edtech. First things first: Please introduce yourself briefly. Who are you and what do you do? I’m the marketing manager of xpectum AB, a Swedish edtech company. I live in Åre with my wife and daughter. Most of my

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Industry Focus: Course Materials

Technology-based alternative content is forcing changes in the textbook publishing industry. For this reason, educational institutions need to adapt their curriculum accordingly. Luckily, for ambitious job seekers interested in technology and education, this brings positive changes in terms of new job positions. However, for you to contribute to this industry, you first need to familiarise yourself with innovative educational changes. Digital Educational Resources Nowadays, young people tend to be technology-oriented. Therefore, students would benefit from institutions providing a range of online learning and content tools, including video and open educational resources (OERs). OERs include all educational resources, usually in a digital form such as learning objects, open courseware, etc. that

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Industry Focus: Next Generation Schools

Technology use has grown in almost every industry, including that of education. If you’re a graduate or a student, you will have noticed that school systems have changed and adapted to this new age. Contributing to schools’ development is worthwhile and rewarding, as you can help to shape the next generation’s future. If you’re interested in this type of work, take a look at the opportunities in next generation schools. Technology and Education Digital services are used in almost half of today’s classrooms. Laptops, desktops, smart boards, and tablets have become the most common devices used in a classroom. Of course, there are still schools with low budgets that are

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Industry Focus: Tech Learning

The edtech industry has seen strong growth over the last few years. Learning is a central aspect of the industry. When you were a student, you may have come across some of the technological aids for learning and therefore, have seen for yourself how much they can be of assistance. Instruments and digital ways of learning vary, and companies dealing with educational technology continue to search for ways to contribute to the industry. One benefit of industry growth is the opening of job positions in education technology companies. Additionally, next generation schools are looking for teachers with digital skills that can introduce students to tech learning. Supposing that educational technology

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Industry Focus: Test Preparation

Test scores are an important part of students’ education as they depict which learning materials the student has mastered and which still need to be worked on. New technologies have changed every part of education, test preparation included. Besides providing students with the possibility to master the learning material, the use of test preparation programs also enables the opening of new and interesting job positions. If you are wondering which new opportunities are available, please read on. As in traditional classroom learner assessments, digital learner assessments work to evaluate competence level. Adaptive programming, games and other digital technologies provide new digital means of assessing learner skill level in a way

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Industry Focus: Language Learning

Technology has brought us an easy way to communicate and cooperate with people from other countries, and for that reason, the need for multilingualism has increased. People are in search for a quick and efficient way to learn a new language, thus providing companies dedicated to digital language learning a new market for development. This branch of edtech is rapidly evolving. The necessity to become proficient in modern communications and information technologies, and the need to improve the quality of their education sector, have driven many developing countries to invest in e-learning. With the expansion of this field of business, new job opportunities are opening, providing educated and enthusiastic young

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