Educational Technology - The Nordic Way
I recently attended Education Technology - The Nordic Way, an event that was part of the Oppi Festival (http://2015.oppifestival.com/), which happened in New York earlier this month. I like to think of it as an ed-tech version of Shark Tank with a Nordic twist. A panel of judges critiqued business pitches from education-minded entrepreneurs from Finland and Sweden. The range of business ideas included exam taking software, an animation application, a cloud-based math curriculum, a platform for project-based learning, gamification, interactive three-dimensional teaching software, and a music learning application. The presentations were interesting and helped me think differently about how to utilize technology to improve education.