Choosing a college, connecting with peers or playing competitions to win internships… there are countless ways that Edtech is improving the student journey and being employed by higher education institutions. In this piece, The PIE examines new ways that technology is being leveraged in the field of international education.
As fintech innovations spread across the globe, our way of life is changing. Buying a morning coffee with a wave of your watch, converting foreign currency online and sending money to someone on the other side of the world are all transactions that have become simple. And international education is one of the many global industries benefitting from the rise of fintech. Natalie Marsh reports.
An innovative video interview company based in China is expecting "tremendous growth" for 2013-2014 since it has seen strong take-up among prospective international students keen to demonstrate their English language capabilities on film. Its emergence taps into global concerns with fraud in the high-stakes admissions process.
A new Spanish language learning tech start-up, uSpeak, has raised €0.5 million in funds to help it carve out market share in the gaming-meets-education technology sector. The company claims to be unique in having built a system that understands how the brain processes language.
Berlitz is pursuing a technology-friendly learning agenda, offering iPad-based teaching in its new executive centre in London. The company points to the new iPad mini and plummeting costs for the technology helping the transition to up-to-date teaching, as research points to the relevance of using technology in teaching.