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The State of Evidence in EdTech

EdTech is growing.

The EdTech industry has been through a huge amount of change in recent years and the future is predicted to be optimistic after showing significant growth.  Business-Leader reported COVID-19 lockdowns and school closures resulted in 72% growth in the market in 2020, with the UK attracting 41% of all EdTech investment coming into Europe.  

State of Evidence in EdTech Report

The future of the EdTech industry looks bright, with significant growth potential and opportunities for innovation.  There are, however, challenges to be addressed, such as the digital divide, access to technology, and ensuring the quality of educational products.

This report, produced by EVR (EDUCATE Ventures Research) in collaboration with BESA (British Educational Suppliers Association), is designed to give an overview of the current EdTech landscape, and how evidence is increasingly expected to, and used to, successfully demonstrate efficacy, inform decision making, build trust, evaluate impact, and develop better products, and build profitable businesses.

The report includes examples of case studies from companies who are building their evidence base and leveraging it to demonstrate impact.  It also looks to the future and what might be next for the EdTech industry, and how measurable impact evidence will be the new currency of conversation as more regions introduce regulatory frameworks and guidelines, and how smart data science can help every company, no matter their size, get the best from their data.

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Educators are looking for evidence: the DfE 2021 EdTech Survey reported teachers wanted evidence on the benefits of technology use in education and in 2020 they stated that 50% of UK teachers identified the main barrier to using EdTech as lack of staff knowledge about what products do. 

Evidence can be used to build
trust between EdTech creators and users, evaluate educational impact, inform decision making across an organisation and build profitable businesses

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sAInaptic uses AI to deliver an Interactive, Instant, and personalised learning experience


sAInaptic's Mission is to transform learning and empower every single student and every single teacher around the globe with an intelligent automarking tool providing instant, interactive, and personalised feedback to open-ended questions

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Oliiki is based on the latest early childhood learning research and evidence. It has education at its heart. Built by teachers, educational researchers, and digital learning specialists, Oliiki is scientifically proven to boost your confidence as a parent! 


Oliiki has over 1,000 activities spanning your pregnancy right up until your baby is 2 years old (one for each of the first 1000 days of life). Each activity tells you what to do, how to do it, and most importantly why you’re doing it. There’s also the science and research behind each activity so you can really understand your child’s development and how you’re supporting it with your play

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Purple Mash is a whole curricular, online resource that supports teachers with challenging subject areas or topics, whilst encouraging children to love learning.


Embed computing and digital skills across your whole curriculum with award-winning teaching and learning software for KS1 and KS2

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Save time with ready-made resources for new EAL learners. Track progress and customise lessons to suit your curriculum


The Learning Village provides targeted online and offline EAL learning and resources for 6-16-year-old learners in English-medium schools

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Off2Class is the ESL teacher toolkit that saves time and drives equitable English Learner outcomes.  We are a technology platform that strives to unlock the magic of great teachers


We build research-backed tools that save teachers time and allow schools to rapidly upskill new teachers. We also look to fill in the gaps, pairing schools with high quality teachers from our global network of instructors 

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