The DeVry Education group, a provider of educational services and products, will collaborate with 4 start-ups working in the field of educational technologies so that they carry out their project. The goal is to develop applications that have a positive impact on students.
In September, the group DeVry Education had announced the sound creation EdTech Incubator, whose goal is to attract the best start-up companies in educational technology in order to finance them, help them develop and ensure the development of their full potential in the education sector. The selection of the first cohort took place this fall.
The application's ability to offer innovative approaches in education and teaching as well as the anticipated positive impact on students were part of the selection criteria. The fact that the application was launched by a start-up was also an important criterion. Remember that DeVry is collaborating for this project with 1871, an entrepreneurial hub for start-ups in the digital world, in Chicago.
Last December, DeVry announced the 4 applications selected during this first selection.
The first application is The SmartyPants App, a versatile application that allows you to plan your studies, answer quizzes and form study groups.
The second application is Century-Tech, an interactive platform that uses data analysis and artificial intelligence in order to understand the student's progress and offer him an adapted and personalized course.
Yuja stood out and is the third application selected. It is a platform that, by relying on cloud computing, wants to make accessible to students and teachers a phenomenal amount of asynchronous content.
Finally, the fourth application that was retained is Youtopia, a platform aimed at encouraging the participation and motivation of students with the help of digital badges.
DeVry Education plans to fund a second cohort of early stage educational technology companies. This cohort will be made up of 3 to 5 companies that will have stood out in terms of the originality, the usefulness of their products and services and the possible repercussions in the education sector.