In late October 2019, we released the world’s first AI course authoring tool. We named her AICATO and we have grown pretty fond of her. The release was a culmination of a research and development grant we received from the Danish government and the EU. Two years later we reflect upon the ongoing development of artificial intelligence (AI) in digital learning, and share how AICATO has been further developed.
Why do people crave a Chanel suit or a pair of Louboutin shoes? Because these iconic fashion brands create products that fit you to perfection, almost as if they were tailor-made just for you and your needs. They have redefined comfort and style. Luxury products are made with such attention to detail that they leave you wanting more. Can you imagine if you could have the same luxury feeling in digital learning? Have you already imagined it? Let’s take a journey together to explore our Chanel-Esque tailored-fit digital learning solution and walk you through how we use Artificial Intelligence to leave you craving that next learning experience.
How many times have you felt frustrated because you were wasting your time reviewing topics that you already knew or doing assignments that did not help you at all? Did you ever wish that a course instructor understood exactly how you wanted to learn, what you wanted to learn, and your previous experience on a specific topic? Adaptive Learning experiences are the solution to these problems, as they consider your learning preferences, knowledge and interests to make sure you learn what you want, how you want and when you want.
“No classroom bound to walls,
but a class that matches your clock.
If you are in Tokyo or in Rome,
learning accessible through Chrome.
An LXP or LMS,
Who may manage this mess?
Storing, grading, granting access,
LMS to avoid disasters.
Oh LMS, Digital Learning savior,
how do I create, manage and deliver
Plenty of learning processes without failure?”
First and foremost, we would like to congratulate our most recent EdTech Unicorns’ graduates: Coursera and Zhangmen. Coursera left our list of Unicorns after raising nearly $520 million via IPO, at an implied $4.3 billion valuation and closing the day up 36%, giving Coursera a market cap of $5.9 billion at the end of its first day of trading. Zhangmen did the same in June 2021 via IPO, raising nearly $42 million with a $2B market cap.
Learning is fantastic, however, before you actually learn there is a decision process that takes place. This is based on what you want to learn and the specific place/institution you want to attend for these classes/courses. How many times have you heard: “opportunities are there you just have to look for them”? And how many times have you wished that there was a place where you could simply filter all these opportunities and select one? Well… your wishes have come true, at least for educational opportunities. In part 5 of the EdTech unicorn series, we will be talking about companies that offer platforms that connect you with educational opportunities.
Making sure that you can practice your Cantonese at 2 am from your bedside – EdTech Unicorns Blog series part 4
Have you ever seen those 1950’s french movies and experienced a unique desire to learn french in order to recite those lines? Well, it’s happened to me too, but I’ve found that it is 2 am, I’m in the countryside and there’s no sight of a french academy or anyone that speaks french for miles. This is no longer a problem!
This blog will focus on edTech unicorns that are renowned or mainly have focused on MOOCs. MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses, in other words, courses that are available for anyone to take regardless of where they are. As long as you have access to the Internet, of course. Blog number 3 in our EdTech Unicorns Blog series will focus on those companies that offer MOOCs if it was not explicit enough yet.
Do you feel like the classes you are taking don’t prepare you for your dream career? Or perhaps you are doing alright but wanted that extra bit that would help you excel? We got your back. Call 1-800-TutoringEdTechUnicorns and we will be right with you.
They say unicorns are not real, but I’ve seen them. Wait… it gets better, I’ve tracked them down and mapped their DNA. No, I’m not talking about a horse-looking creature with a horn, but about startup companies with a valuation of over $1 billion. Now I’ve got particular tates and one breed has been the subject of my study: the EdTech unicorn.