London: QS Quacquarelli Symonds and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania have opened recently the fourth edition of their annual Reimagine Education competition. The global competition is open to all those transforming teaching practices, learning outcomes, or employability outcomes in higher education and K12 spaces. Those whose work is at the intersection of education and technology are especially welcome to apply.
The Reimagine Education competition is designed to identify and reward the work being done at the cutting edge of educational innovation. Renowned universities from across the world and leading ed tech companies will feature among the application cohort, with last year’s ranging from Massachusetts Institute of Technology to popular language-learning platform Duolingo.
The leading entry will be rewarded with US$50,000 in funding, and will be announced at the 2017 Reimagine Education conference, to be held in Philadelphia, December 3rd-5th. Winning projects in 15 different award categories – from Best Use of ICT Tools through Sustainability– will also be announced, alongside winners at the discipline and regional level.
Last year’s conference saw keynote speakers from Microsoft, IBM, and Google lead highly engaging discussions about key contemporary issues facing those working in education.
Those using virtual reality or augmented reality technologies to create novel and/or improved teaching methods are invited to apply for the competition’s first-ever Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality award.
Nunzio Quacquarelli, CEO of QS Quacquarelli Symonds, said: “Demand for education will continue to increase in degree and change in kind, with the twenty-first century employment market also requiring the soft skill competencies needed to allow individuals to be adaptable, entrepreneurial, and collaborative.”
Quacquarelli continued: “Successful applications to Reimagine Education will demonstrate their project’s ability to inspire a new generation of teachers and learners to acquire these skills, ensuring that the education sector is able to create lifelong learners able to respond to the most pressing contemporary challenges we face.”
Individuals, institutions, and corporations are able to apply for Reimagine Education free of charge, but winning applicants will be expected to attend December’s conference. They can register and apply their names on the official website of Reimagine Education Awards: