Institute of Education


EDUCATE: Understanding and improving the London EdTech ecosystem

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, 30 January 2019

IOE students

The UCL EDUCATE project is a business and research training programme for emerging London-based EdTech companies which supports business performance and product efficacy through developing entrepreneurship and scientific research skills.

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Michelle Cannon


UCL Knowledge Lab
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
United Kingdom

UCL EDUCATE caters for all varieties of EdTech companies involving users from diverse learning contexts and environments.

Since summer 2017, EDUCATE has supported 160 companies and is set to work with a further 90 over the next 10 months.

This seminar will report the various strands of our programme research, with an emphasis on how we are classifying, researching and impacting upon the London EdTech ecosystem.


This event is free and open for all to attend. Those external to UCL please email Michelle Cannon (m.cannon@ucl.ac.uk) to attend.


About the Speakers

Kim Issroff

at UCL Institute of Education

Kim is interested in the social and affective aspects of using technology in education. She has a degree in Psychology and Philosophy, a Masters in Knowledge based systems and a PhD in Educational Technology from the Open University. She has previously worked at UCL and the Open University as a Senior Lecturer in Educational Technology and has experience in evaluating the use of technology in all education sectors as well as collaborating with teachers and academics on their uses of technology. More recently, she has been working in schools on strategic change and improvement.

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Katie Parker

at UCL Institute of Education

Kate has a degree in Psychology, an MSc in Sport and Human Performance Psychology, an MRes in Human-Computer Interaction and a PhD in Experimental Psychology from UCL. She is an EDUCATE Research Mentor, a Director of Operations for HEXIS, an online behavior change platform and a Director of Research for Culinary Medicine UK. Her research interests involve the judgment and decision-making processes underpinning peoples' choices, attitudes and behaviours in commercial and organizational contexts. As an EDUCATE Research Mentor, she coaches Edtech companies in the development of key research skills, evidence awareness and the acquisition of a research mindset.

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