Jaeques Koeman

Jaeques Koeman

Jaeques is EDIA's Co-Founder and CEO. He is an EdTech entrepreneur thought leader with 15 plus years of experience in Education Technology.

Recent Posts

Mar 6, 2019 11:18:43 AM

Why you should invest in smart content

As a commercial person working for an education publisher, we understand that you have to focus on content distribution and sales. Your bottom line could mean hitting a revenue target, saving X amount on costs, or saving X amount of time with more efficient publishing processes. However, hitting these targets isn’t always easy or necessarily sustainable. We believe that smart content is the missing key for unlocking new revenue opportunities. In this blog post, I’ll explain why we, at EDIA, think smart content is a wise investment that can achieve your revenue goals.

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Oct 24, 2018 9:45:00 AM

ARE WE ENTERING A ‘GOLD RUSH’ WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN PUBLISHING?

The California Gold Rush started in the mid-19th-century when pioneers took out their picks and shovels and dug away for gold. Over 300,000 people came to California and took desperate measures in an attempt to capitalize on this opportunity. Like the gold rush, I see a metaphorical resemblance regarding artificial intelligence applied in the education world. Specifically, education publishers are the “miners” and they’re in an attempt to strike it rich by achieving adaptive content, hence the “gold.”

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Aug 29, 2018 8:06:00 AM

How To Conquer AI Implementation In 4 Steps

We admit it. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is overwhelming. It’s especially overwhelming for traditional industries such as publishing, which may not know how to get started with implementing AI in the publication process.  

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Aug 15, 2018 9:02:00 AM

TWO SMART CONTENT FEATURES THAT PREPARE YOUR CMS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Educational publishers need to manage millions of pieces of content. The reality, though, is that many existing content management systems (CMS) simply can’t meet the needs of 21st-century education by providing smart content.

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Jul 9, 2018 2:24:11 PM

The Surprising Story of Blockchain Applied in Education

It’s no secret that “blockchain” is one of the biggest buzzwords of 2018. This software rose to international fame during the “bitcoin fever” of 2017, but many mistakenly believe that its applications don’t extend beyond finance. In this blog post, we’ll reveal the surprising story on how blockchain combined with artificial intelligence (AI) will disrupt the education industry.

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Jun 12, 2018 8:35:00 AM

How Accurate is Artificial Intelligence?

Accuracy has always been important, especially for content management systems. And for the majority of time, humans have been classifying data manually. The only gauge for accuracy, for the most part, is human judgement.

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May 28, 2018 1:37:00 PM

3 Ways Publishers Are Unintentionally Sabotaging Their Content (And What to do about it)

It's no secret that the classroom is rapidly changing. Technology is changing how we learn at an exponential rate that we couldn't have predicted 30 years ago. 

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Nov 9, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Scaling Education through AI Computation

Over a decade ago, we introduced the first version of our adaptive vocabulary trainer, now called Dutch Reader, into the education space. Our product uses natural language processing and machine learning to analyze and classify news articles. At first, the product was met with great skepticism by most teachers.

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Oct 2, 2017 11:28:00 AM

WHAT'S THE NEXT NETFLIX FOR EDUCATION? A SELF-DRIVING CAR, OF COURSE

Creating a Netflix for education may sound appealing to many, but Netflix falls short as a guiding example for personalized learning solutions. That is because it can’t mimic education guided by a human teacher.  Comparing technology with human-like performance is not relevant today. 

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Jun 21, 2017 1:35:00 PM

EDTECHX EUROPE SUMMIT LONDON 2017: INTRODUCING 360AI FOR EDUCATION

In June 2017, EDIA attended the EdTechX Europe Summit London. 

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