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