EdTech Champion Portcrash: Interview with Founder and CEO Maike Niemeier

If you want to change the sphere of early education for the better, you have a long and winding road ahead of you. Many edtech entrepreneurs and edtech startups jump at the opportunity this very minute, as traditional analog education methods and digital innovations finally overlap in the mainstream. Hybrid approaches may help bridge the gap between old-school approaches and alienating teachers and other educators with entirely new digital learning ecosystems. With a strong focus on a positive user experience and storytelling, edtech innovations may even conquer the kid’s room. In this CEO interview, we take a look at German edtech startup Portcrash, based in Petershagen.  1) Questions regarding Portcrash Maike,

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EdTech Champion Lingokids: Innovative Early Language Learning For Kids

Great ideas often stem from one’s own experiences. When Marieta Viedma, the founder of Lingokids, couldn’t find appropriate early language learning resources for her young child she and her brother Cristobal Viedma took matters into their own hands. They created an immersive, self-directed and fun learning environment. Using AI, the activities are assessed and customized to provide the best possible learning experience for each kid. Read on to learn about their success story and job opportunities at this pioneering company. 1) The Success Story Of Lingokids Please introduce yourself briefly. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Luis Alejandro and I am the Business Development Lead at

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Edtech Champion Peergrade: Improved Learning With Peer Assessment

Have you or your teachers used peer feedback before? If not, you should look into this. Online platforms can empower teachers to create better students by letting students take part in evaluation and feedback. This idea was developed by David Kofoed Wind, Co-founder and CEO of Peergrade. We talked to him about what Peergrade offers and how this plays into the grand scheme of things concerning Edtech. About Your Startup Please introduce yourself briefly. Who are you and what do you do? I am co-founder and CEO of Peergrade and a PhD student in machine learning at The Technical University of Denmark. Peergrade is a tool to help educators and

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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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