Edtech test bed

Reference number 2018-03669
Coordinator Nacka kommun
Funding from Vinnova SEK 475 000
Project duration November 2018 - May 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Testbäddar för samhällets utmaningar
Call Testbäddar för samhällets utmaningar - förberedelseprojekt

Purpose and goal

Digital technology and digitalization in education is too often developing on parallel tracks. . Useful tools that are scalable with the capacity to improve learning outcomes need to be developed in close cooperation between Ed and Tech. The test bed will bridge the gap the rapid development in tech and the increasing demands in education thereby contributing to the global goal of a good education for all.

Expected results and effects

The project aims to create an environment for development of methods for testing of Edtech solutions in real learning environments. The Edtech testbed will make it possible to develop Edtech solutions in an authentic context: Entrepreneurs, engineers and ”techies” together with teachers, pupils in K-12 and students in adult education in real life, everyday situations.

Planned approach and implementation

Thematic workshops around, teachers and students´ needs and requirements for digitization, procurement opportunities, requirements for a test bed function, practice and regulations as well as international outlook. Participantsare teache from different schools, and training actors, Swedish Edtech Industry, edtech companies and researchers. Nacka municipality is coordinator. The goal of the preparatory project to find out what conditions need to be met by the test bed developers (training actors) and the test (edtech companies) for a test bed to open in Nacka.

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