MyEd wins investment from the UK Government
The Birmingham based education technology business, MyEd, is developing a software platform to revolutionise home learning.
Prof Upkar Pardesi, CEO of MyEd said, “The provision of some continuity of formal education to all pupils affected by the Covid-19 pandemic is one of the Government’s top priorities. Teachers are using existing platforms such as Zoom, Teams, WhatsApp and Google Classroom. These services on their own are not adequate enough for formal home learning and they tend to lead to a fragmented, frustrating experience. The most innovate aspect of this project is that teachers will be able to use MyEd’s platform as a lessons planning tool and for the creation of their own learning material to aid the delivery of formal learning as part of their daily practice, not just during crisis. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning driven system will source professionally produced short explanatory videos and games that are aligned to subjects and topics of the National Curriculum from open license publishers.”
The funding comes from a £40 million government investment to drive forward new technological advances from cutting edge startups and innovative businesses. Commenting on the investment, Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, said: “The coronavirus crisis has created challenges that impact the way we live, work and travel but has also prompted a wave of new innovations as businesses look at ways to solve some of the challenges facing our world today.”
MyEd Home Learning will play a vital role in connecting teachers with their pupils who miss school for health or other reasons and to give them access to learning materials and communications.
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