We at Ai-Media UK are delighted to announce our inclusion in the Bett Show’s prestigious Futures Cohort 2015.
The Futures Cohort is a select group of Education Technology (EdTech) pioneers providing the most innovative solutions to today’s classroom challenges. What’s more, Ai-Media has been singled out by Bett’s expert panel as one of the top ten start-ups among the Futures group who are looking to grow their business, and who are recognised as potential ‘game changers’ in the EdTech arena.
Our selection for the Futures zone is partly in recognition of Visible Classroom, Ai-Media’s ground-breaking professional development project for teachers.
Developed in partnership with the University of Melbourne, Visible Classroom is based on the principle of Visible Learning established by Professor John Hattie, a man described by the TES as “possibly the world’s most influential education academic.”
Visible Classroom uses speech-to-text live captioning to support teachers to reflect critically on their performance and increase engagement with students. Transcripts of teachers’ speech during lessons are made available at the end of class, along with detailed, personalised feedback on their practice from the University of Melbourne. This allows teachers to review exactly what was said in their class, and to reflect on this for future sessions.
As a Continuous Professional Development tool, this is an invaluable resource for teachers who, as Professor Hattie explains, “must see their impact to believe it”.
But it’s not only teachers who benefit from Visible Classroom. Students also feel its power to transform the learning experience. This is true not only in the long term, as their educators’ practice continues to improve, but in real-time too, as their teachers’ words are streamed directly to tablet devices or interactive whiteboards during class, giving them a second chance at picking up vital classroom content.
The Bett Show is the world’s leading learning technology event. Between 21st and 24th January, tens of thousands of educators will flock to the ExCel Centre in London to find out how innovative technologies can improve learning and teaching, and to listen to keynote speakers that include Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
We’re proud that projects like Visible Classroom helped us to stand out from a global pool of applications to Bett Futures. If you’re attending Bett 2015, come and find us at BFG7 in the Futures zone.
For further information, please contact Katherine Innes, Business Developement Executive on 0203 763 6305 or at firstname.lastname@example.org