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Matchmaking Unicorns: Tinder for educational opportunities – EdTech Unicorns Blog series part 5

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.

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MOOCs: Learn Anything Anywhere – EdTech Unicorns Blog series part 3

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.

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Could a lack of training be behind your sales team’s underperformance? Here’s what you can do about it

Sales teams are navigating undeniably difficult circumstances in 2021. Consumer behavior changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in a shift to online shopping and a homebody economy, putting the most stellar of sales teams under pressure. With the exception of tech services and pharmaceuticals, the pandemic has narrowed most businesses’ consumer base, affecting sales teams’ ability to meet their quotas. Having said that, underperformance should not be attributed solely to external factors. Rather, observing how your sales team adapts in times of crisis can be an opportunity to retrain your reps, adapt your strategy, and practice resilience.

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Meet our two new AI bots modeled on CEO Sahra-Josephine Hjorth and Chief Learning officer Lise Andersen-Alstrup

CanopyLAB, the EdTech company whose vision is to change the way we learn by combining artificial intelligence, virtual learning, social media, and empowerment through learning, announced it has attracted a $3 million funding round. $1.5 million consists of venture financing and $1.5 in venture debt from the Danish Growth Fund combined with soft money from the Innovation Fund Denmark, amongst others. The funding will support CanopyLAB’s international expansion in K-12 and corporate learning focusing on LATAM and Africa.

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Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to launch the self-building course – a course that is auto-created after placing materials in the cloud

CanopyLAB, the EdTech company whose vision is to change the way we learn by combining artificial intelligence, virtual learning, social media, and empowerment through learning, announced it has attracted a $3 million funding round. $1.5 million consists of venture financing and $1.5 in venture debt from the Danish Growth Fund combined with soft money from the Innovation Fund Denmark, amongst others. The funding will support CanopyLAB’s international expansion in K-12 and corporate learning focusing on LATAM and Africa.

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CanopyLAB Secures $3 Million Investment round led by Sparkmind.vc

CanopyLAB, the EdTech company whose vision is to change the way we learn by combining artificial intelligence, virtual learning, social media, and empowerment through learning, announced it has attracted a $3 million funding round. $1.5 million consists of venture financing and $1.5 in venture debt from the Danish Growth Fund combined with soft money from the Innovation Fund Denmark, amongst others. The funding will support CanopyLAB’s international expansion in K-12 and corporate learning focusing on LATAM and Africa.

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ACAMPADOC, the successful International Documentary Film Festival, was broadcast worldwide using the CanopyLAB platform

2020 taught us a powerful lesson: if we are able to adapt quickly to a sudden change in circumstances and context, we are more likely to achieve our goals. In the case of Irina Ruíz, director of ACAMPADOC, the pandemic changed her team’s plans completely. Adapting to the circumstances allowed her to not only overcome the challenges that distance poses to a film festival, but to also reach countries that the festival had never reached before.

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Learning, made in Denmark

Once Denmark was famous for design and fashion, but a new movement is gaining momentum: Learning technology built in Denmark. Yes, you heard that right, using tech built in Denmark is an instant stamp of approval, because you know the technology is built on trust, collaboration, and respect for the individual and the data we generate.

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Why opt for an LMS with adaptive learning features

Have you been entertaining the idea of acquiring a learning management system (LMS) for your organization in order to stimulate dynamism among your employees? Or perhaps you’re considering an LMS for your school but you are worried that it won’t be as easy to track your students’ progress as when you monitor them in person. If this resonates with you, you probably do need an LMS, but you most definitely need one with adaptive learning features.

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What is the difference between a CRM, an ERP, and an LMS?

LMS, TMS, CRM, ERP, SaaS… If you’re not a tech geek, the chances are that all those acronyms must seem like a foreign language to you. You have most likely used at least one of them at some point in your educational or professional career. In this article, we want to introduce you to three of the most popular programs that companies use in today’s business landscape: LMS, CRM, and ERP. So what are they and what do they do?

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Keeping your sales team motivated and effective despite the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused social and economic disruption of historic proportions. We know from the financial crisis in 2007-2008 that a recession always results in a shift in consumer behavior. Currently, loss of income due to illness, lockdown, and layoffs have put most households under a financial strain, forcing consumers to shop differently, prioritize essential goods, and online shopping.

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The benefits of picking a Nordic LMS

Nowadays there is a big focus on the PISA tests done around the globe in order to compare educational systems, and year by year countries see how they ranked so that they can analyze their whole educational system.

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What does an LMS do?

You may have heard the term “Learning Management System” floating around these past few months as organizations and educational institutions are adapting the way they work and learn from home.

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Top 5 benefits of using an LMS for corporate training

Long before COVID-19 companies were well on their way to digitize corporate training programs. There are many reasons why you should jump on the bandwagon and go digital with your corporate training using a learning management system (LMS). We have listed the top 5 benefits of using an LMS for corporate training in order for you to be ready and take the next step.

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Implementing your cloud-based LMS has never been easier

Picking a learning management system or learning platform can be super stressful. Especially if you are doing it in a bit of a hurry with a set deadline. But you never have to compromise on quality, because it has never been easier to compare solutions. In addition, generally the price point is a lot lower than it was a few years ago. That always happens with technology; as demand increases and the technologies are democratized, price inevitably goes down.

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TeacherLAB: Mastering with new tools

TeacherLAB is a free interactive learning platform exclusively for teachers by teachers. Through TeacherLAB you will have access to 40 + courses designed to empower you to master new digital tools, online pedagogy, and relationships with students and parents, with the support of a global network of teachers. The courses on TeacherLAB are divided into 10 series: Introduction to remote teaching, Mastering new tools, Inspiring student engagement, Analytics, assessment, and grading, Digital literacy & the future of skills, New and emerging technologies, Methodology, pedagogy, and skills, The future of school and learning, Data, security, and basic legal insights and Advocacy & Agency. In this blog post, we focus on the awesomeness of the “Mastering new tools” series.

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The ABC’s of adaptive learning?

When discussing adaptive learning, there are some basic concepts that you should get your head around. The fundamentals are: Algorithms and AI, Quizzes and Assessments, Linear and non-linear learning, and finally personalized learning.

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Harnessing the power of role models: How DigiPippi is closing the gender gap for women in technology through youth mentorships

Did you know that there are still IT university programs with 0% female enrolment? This is just one fact that drives the DigiPippi volunteer mentorship program that aims to connect girls ages 7-13 with female role models to foster curiosity and passion for the world of technology. With the support of CanopyLAB, DigiPippi has created a virtual academy where volunteers learn about the Digippipi method, which includes how to become a role model for girls in tech, host IT workshops and use social media for outreach courses, all while connecting with their mentees in a social online setting.

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Teaching from Home: Towards a new era for education 3/3

The teaching from home blog series consists of experiences and narrative we have gathered from teachers, parents, and students during calls with more than 2500 schools across LATAM during COVID-19. The series is conceptualized and disseminated by Juan Carlos Soriano, COO of CanopyLAB LATAM.

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A Partnership between Diversity Factor and CanopyLAB

Diversity is a fact. Inclusion is a strategy. The key to harnessing the powers of diversity is to build inclusive environments, where everybody feels safe and can be their true self. When we get to that inclusive sweet spot, we will start to see the powerful effects of diversity; happier employees, more innovation and increased financial performance.

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A Partnership between The Valkyrie Endeavour and CanopyLAB

The Valkyrie is an NGO non-profit that was born on the dream of sharing knowledge and skills to empower women worldwide. The focus is feminine empowerment through a 3 C approach: courses, coaching, and content. Currently, the Valkyrie is a one woman show, but there are more people interested in joining the team in Brazil and in Uganda as instructors and members of the board.

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5 tips for meaningful digital learning

Never before has it been as evident that we need to create and sustain meaningful communities using digital tools as it is now. These digital communities will allow us to inspire each other, communicate with each other and learn together. During COVID-19 and a forced and rapid move towards digital learning, learning platforms will prove to be a fundamental and entirely necessary tool for achieving continued learning and community engagement.

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Supporting productive distributed teams with a learning experience platform

On February 11, 2020, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey shared plans to hire less staff in the Bay Area working towards a more distributed workforce. Jack Dorsey has long been an advocate for a distributed workforce¹, but how do organizations best support remote or distributed teams, ensure that they are productive, happy and identify with the company culture and values?

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A Partnership between Æst-Ethics and CanopyLAB

Out of the lack of a solution that brings aesthetics and ethics together without compromising one of the P’s of the Triple Bottom Line, Æst-Ethics was born! Currently, Æst-Ethics is a one-woman team, driven by founder Marije de Roos, A.K.A. the Circular Fashion Detective™.

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Skills vs. knowledge

When I was in high school and later in college, I had a distinct advantage over many of my peers; my ability to memorize an enormous amount of information and recite it verbatim.

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EdTech Insights: Pros & Cons of Adaptive Learning

Moving beyond the hype- we are taking on a critical view of the biggest trend in Edtech today: Adaptive learning solutions. We are weighing in the pros and cons so that you can evaluate whether your company or institution should opt for an LMS that enables adaptive learning.

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Feature series: The personal profile

The personal profile is an integral part of the platform’s functionalities. The information you share about your location, job position or even the profile image allows you to let your personality and competences shine.

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Feature series: The allure of a tag structure

If you have ever been on the CanopyLAB platform, you’ve surely come across a knowledge tag or an exercise tag. Tags are showcased on your personal profile, and they are a record of what you have accomplished. The courses you have taken, the knowledge that you have gained and the exercises you have completed to train 21st century skills.

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Feature series: Show me the exercises baby

Ah, exercises! No, we aren’t talking about squats, lunges or any other physical exercise that keeps your body in shape. BUT, we do want to keep our learners’ minds in shape. To do this, CanopyLAB enables various exercises that encourage learners to test, anchor, expand and revisit their knowledge while developing 21st Century skills.

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