Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance
A research testbed program for EdTech
The EdTech Innovation Alliance Program will see the activation of testbeds or pilots; run efficacy trials of Victorian EdTech products, in Australian and international education settings, in a structured formal framework; and share the findings with the broader community.
The program supports partnerships between Victorian EdTech companies, education institutions, and international organisations, and promote the efficacy of Victorian EdTech products for export growth.
The initiative is funded by the Victorian Government as part of the $33.4 million commitment to the short-term economic recovery of the international education sector, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The program coordinates the cooperation between providers, education technology companies and academics to trial technologies that solve and enhance learning outcomes.
The program will establish Victoria as Australia’s education innovation hub which incorporates all the virtues of the triple-helix innovation model. This program will extend that model to include the efficacy and showcasing of innovation in the education sector that is an absolute prerequisite to large-scale education innovation.
We thank Global Victoria for their ongoing support of Australian EdTech.
This is such an innovative project. We have the opportunity for EdTech partners to have six-months support to embed their EdTech solution with a Victorian education partner and get underpinning research to document the learner efficacy.
Emeritus Professor Beverley Oliver
We are excited to be delivering this important program for the Victorian Government to connect EdTech companies, education providers and researchers to document the impact of EdTech tools on learners. Having the support of the Victorian Government in such an important program further reinforces the central role that Victoria plays in the Australian EdTech ecosystem.
David Linke, Managing Director of EduGrowth
I am excited at the prospect of helping EdTech innovations find new and critical ways to identify, collect and report on their efficacy. This is a lovely example of how business and educational research can become partners to inspire greater trustworthiness of EdTech products and services.
Prof Michael Henderson, Monash University
I’m really excited by the opportunity to work on a program that focuses on a partnership between technology developers and educators — it’s a unique opportunity to understand how integrate EdTech into diverse education contexts.
Prof Margaret Bearman, Deakin University
Outcomes and Learnings from a Testbed Program
The Global Victorian EdTech Innovation Alliance Symposium was formally opened by Tim Pallas the Victorian Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Trade. It was a hybrid event recorded on Tuesday 27 September...
Investing in a Testbed…for Schools and Institutions
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Investing in a Testbed…for EdTech Companies
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