EdTech Europe Coverage from PIE News
The number of places covering the EdTech Europe is really amazing. PIE, which covers News and business analysis for Professionals in International Education, posted What works offline doesn’t work online: edtech stakeholders, late last week.
Here are my quotes from the article
Karine Allouche Salanon, CEO of Pearson English Business Solutions, also underlined the need to prioritise the student experience.
“Human interaction is so important,” she told The PIE News, after advising MOOC providers to take an active approach to facilitating peer-to-peer engagement, rather than relying on video lectures alone.
Allouche Salanon was drawing on her own experience from curating online career development training at Pearson.
Since becoming CEO in 2013, she has taken the division from negative to double digit growth and the division saw its course completion rates soar from 11% to 76%, after it introduced a digital counsellor to help students on its online programmes.
“We only had the online, self-study learning product when I came in, and we introduced much more blended [learning] in every single thing we do,” she said.
You can read the entire post here: What works offline doesn’t work online: edtech stakeholders.
For additional coverage in EdTech Europe, see this post: EdTech Europe Coverage – “digitalisation is not the final end game”