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Ulrich Boser's Personal Meeting Room - Shared screen with speaker view
Dale Allen
21:34
Hi all...Dale Allen, president and co-founder of DXtera. We develop shared solutions to complex infrastructure challenges and develop next generation systems. we love to collaborate. DXtera.org
Alan Bartlett
21:36
Just forgot to say we are in Cambridge, UK
julie
21:37
Hello everyone, I’m Julie from Khan Academy. Great to be here and excited to learn more about this challenge.
Diana Sharp
21:42
Hi - Diana Sharp from Tampa, FL. I'm a cognitive psychologist and education researcher, working at RMC Research Corporation.
Carol Rava
21:45
Carol with Get Schooled - non-profit digital college and career counselor.
Pierce Henderson
21:48
Hi from Cambridge, MA
Jarlath O'Carroll
22:07
Hi Jarlath @ Jobspeaker - an education platform connecting students to a learning pathway and a meaningful career
Mary Bouley
22:08
Hello all…Mary Bouley from CommunityShare in Tucson AZ.
Matt Miller
22:10
Hi all, Matt Miller here from Oko Labs in Brooklyn, NY. We’re building an intelligent teaching assistant that’s able to lead small groups of kids through engaging learning experiences.
Alan Bartlett
22:28
Hi other Cambridge
Twila Z Tardif
22:30
Hello from Twila Tardif, Professor of Psychology and Chinese Studies and long-time researcher of children’s language learning
Twila Z Tardif
22:38
Twila @U of Michigan
Veronica Tappe
22:44
Hi all, I’m Veronica Tappe from TalkingPoints and located in the SF Bay Area
Christine Tomasik
22:57
Christine here from the EdTech Evidence Exchange! We are working to get contextually relevant evidence into the hands of those who make edtech purchasing decisions.
Zingi Mkefa
23:00
Zingi Mkefa, Urban Arts PartnershipOur organization teaches middle school and high school students in under-resourced schools to create their own video games, complete with original music, illustrations, and narrative elements. We also help student leverage these skills to get into STEM and game design programs.
Aparna Ramanathan
23:23
Hi - Aparna Ramanathan - CEO and Founder of AskMyClass - conversational AI assistant for young learners - based in the Bay Area.
Brian Smith
23:25
Hi everyone, I'm Brian from Boston College, co-director of the MA in Learning Engineering program
David Harris
27:12
If we want to run an idea by the organization before submitting the phase 1 proposal, who should we contact?
René Diaz
27:49
René CEO-Founder from DIYversity we create educational tools that empower teacher, student self-learners and researchers. We pride ourselves in focusing on user research and testing.
Mitali Chakraborty
28:28
Hello. Mitali from newly created Youth Jobs Connect focused on preserving & revamping summer youth employment programs. Looking to build a platform to help cities better track participants, their jobs, their goals, their skills building and align with workforce needs in their respective communities. If anyone is focused on this population & these programs, please let me know.
Alan Bartlett
30:01
How developed does our research plan have to be by September? We have quite a few researchers interested in our retention-controlled approach to Ai design and a group of schools who are happy to help researchers. IS this enough at this point - we still need time to discuss the details of the research element
Dale Allen
31:45
DXtera is a membership non profit with members in 6 countries who are innovators in education. Most of our members are colleges and universities who are eager to participate in development, research and scaling activities.
Angie Eilers
31:45
Hi everyone: Angie Eilers, PhD, CEO/Founder of UR Turn — the AI of the school counselor based in Minneapolis.
Ulrich Boser
34:24
Great to see the questions coming in. If you have other questions, drop them in here, and Kumar and Peter will try to address.
Cody Abbey
35:26
Hi, my name is Cody and I am the project manager of EdTech and mental health interventions at the Rural Education Action Program (REAP) at Stanford. We conduct impact evaluations to determine the effectiveness of interventions to help rural youth in China. Website: https://reap.fsi.stanford.edu/
Twila Z Tardif
35:35
Are there potential partners at Carnegie learning or Carnegie speech here who might be interested in partnering something that depends on SR and NLP with children’s speech?
Twila Z Tardif
36:22
(Or other organizations who work with children’s speech recognition?)
Steve Ritter
38:32
If you’re interested in UpGrade, email upgradeplatform@carnegielearning.com
Steve Ritter
38:51
Or go to https://www.upgrade-platform.org
Dale Allen
39:58
anyone interested in extending a data simulator that is designed to develop and deploy large, open datasets of anonymized data that are realistic and useable for training AI tools for any intervention? We have a community focused on this issue.
Karen Sorensen
40:48
Is secondary research considered in the development of the tool to start? I understand that you need to build the learning analytics within the tool.
Arjan Khalsa
41:03
To those who are presenting this opportunity, is it appropriate to propose a technology that would be offered in the public domain, without a school subscription revenue model?
Karen Sorensen
41:48
Is there a way to connect with people that are interested in working in certain geographic locations? I am interested to connecting with people interested in Africa.
Alan Bartlett
42:45
Thanks - we have a theory we want to test - but I get that it is about developing our infrastructure towards helping researchers access our data
Jarlath O'Carroll
42:55
Is the focus on helping education recover from COVID or the advancement of learning engineering or the combination of the two? I have follow-up questions based on our platform abilities today …
Aparna Ramanathan
43:07
Question: Can we submit multiple applications at different stages?
Jim Vanides
43:47
Is the competition primarily about NEW tech innovations? Or does it include "innovative ways of using existing tech"?
Debra Coltoff
43:49
We would like to work with researchers in early literacy. Please reach out if you're working in that area.
René Diaz
43:52
Can you explain in more detail what is required for applying for the second level
Cody Abbey
44:07
If the proposal is for an impact evaluation (e.g. RCT) of a product that has already been scaled to an extent may be scaled further in the future, would this be acceptable?
Ulrich Boser
45:47
@Aparna, yes, you can submit multiple proposals.
Jarlath O'Carroll
45:57
What are those challenge goals, can you share please?
Meg Benner
45:57
We’ve gotten a few private questions about how to submit. Please complete the form which is a series of short questions by September 18 to submit. Here is the link which is also available on the Futures Forum Tools Competition Website. https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/ae5530aff80a4c41bff10ed1facf50fc
Meg Benner
46:43
@Jarlath. Sure here are the learning goals - Solutions should aim to address one of the problem areas:Increase the number of students who are reading by 3rd gradeIncrease the number of students on track in middle-school mathExpand the number of students gaining data and computer science skills in high schoolDriving more students into college through academic and nonacademic supportsAnother pressing learning goal identified by the team that is related to COVID-19.
Ulrich Boser
47:54
@Jarlath, Also see https://futuresforumonlearning.org/tools-competition/ for more
Jane Lindberg
48:09
Social Emotional capacities for middle school students as a factor in ELA achievement and persistence: Classroom, Inc.'s initial scope or the proposal
Jarlath O'Carroll
48:27
@Meg Benner TY!
Jane Lindberg
48:34
"of" :} jlindberg@classroominc.org
Aditi Krishna Mallavarapu
48:55
Would tools which allow teachers to improve their pedagogy techniques and content be encouraged as a part of the competition?
Jessica Ochoa Hendrix
49:00
In terms of the awards, do you have a set number you plan to grant under each tier?
Ulrich Boser
49:12
@Rene, see here for an quiz that helps you figure out which “lane” is best https://futuresforumonlearning.org/tools-competition/ for more
Jim Vanides
51:36
Peter - What is The Forum you're referring to?
Meg Benner
51:40
@Rene Diaz. For Phase 2, participants will be asked to submit a detailed proposal that includes a budget, a plan for execution and, for larger prizes, a proof of concept.
Peter Bergman
51:58
@Jim see the futures forum linked above
Kayla Meyers
52:51
Videos from the forum are here if you want to revisit that conversation! https://futuresforumonlearning.org/agenda/
Jim Vanides
53:22
@Peter - Thanks!
Ulrich Boser
55:29
Google Group is here: https://groups.google.com/g/learning-engineering
Vinay Chaudhri
55:37
Are you able to connect us to different schools in the developing world?
Shouvik Banerjee
55:39
Question for Kumar and Peter - what do you think would motivate a group with a large user base to partner with a startup or small group rather than build it themselves? We’d love to find such a large partner - but imagine most would find it too much of a headache and risk to integrate outside tech.
Aude Harou
55:40
Would a FB-like platform for teachers qualify as an ed-tech tool?
Jim Vanides
55:46
@Ulrich - Please confirm that the best first step for getting feedback from the Learning Agency is an email to aly@the-learning-agency.com ?
Meg Benner
56:25
@Jim - Yes, that’s a great step. Aly will forward them to the right contact on our team and get back to you.
Ulrich Boser
56:39
Aly is great. You can also email me at ulrich@the-learning-agency.com
Jim Vanides
56:40
@Ulrich - super. Thanks...
Ulrich Boser
59:49
Keep the questions coming. These are great!
Matthew Moll
01:00:45
Will you make multiple partner suggestions after you review our 1 pager?
Kitty Guo
01:01:18
@Ulrich - Could we contact that email to ask any general questions about the competition or is there a different email for that? Thanks!
Ulrich Boser
01:03:41
@Kitty, feel free to send to any of the emails. We will make sure you get your question answered!
Jarlath O'Carroll
01:03:52
Is there follow-up funding based on success and achievement of goals or are you expecting the company to then go for funding elsewhere?
Jim Vanides
01:05:13
Is the one-pager really just a ONE pager? :)
Job Oyebisi
01:06:17
Is there a list that we can go through and find out about what other organizations are doing and then mail them for partnership?
René Diaz
01:07:14
If you were to give an outline of the one pager what would it entail?
Gerald Soosai Raj (he/him, UC San Diego)
01:07:55
Will we be required to write the full proposal only if our one pager is accepted?
Chris Roe
01:08:11
How much of a disadvantage would a group be at if they have a focus area still in education and COVID, but outside the four areas ID’d? What criteria would you use to assess whether it is a valid focus issue/area
Ulrich Boser
01:08:12
Final few minutes. Submit any final questions!
Angie Eilers
01:08:12
There are 5 problems areas listed on the Competition page. Are the grants spread out equally across the 5 problem areas, or is there more emphasis on some problem areas than others? Our product fits nicely in Problem Area #4, but what percent of grants will be made to that area?
Kim Fleming
01:08:26
Do you anticipate that most applicants will be invited to the second phase, or will that be a selective group? (Thinking about starting the Phase 2 proposal in advance.)
Meg Benner
01:08:27
@Rene - You can look at the form for a one pager here. https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/ae5530aff80a4c41bff10ed1facf50fc
Vinay Chaudhri
01:09:57
Are you planning to give technology to schools? For example, what if our software runs on ipads, and developing world schools do not have ipads.
Arjan Khalsa
01:10:15
How much emphasis will be placed on the presentation to judges? Will final decisions be made real time? Or will the judges take more time to dig deeper than the one presentation?
Corrin Terrones
01:10:27
Will we be binded to the funding amount we identify in the one-pager for the full submission?
Karen Sorensen
01:10:30
Is there a clause that protects your IP, when you connect with partners?
Jarlath O'Carroll
01:10:46
Thank you all!
Dale Allen
01:10:57
thanks.
Jim Vanides
01:11:29
Thanks, Kumar! (and team)
Precious
01:12:19
Will we be binded to the funding amount we identify in the one-pager for the full submission?
Neil Thawani
01:12:32
Thanks, all.
Veronica Tappe
01:12:38
Thank you
Aude Harou
01:12:39
Thank you!
Curtiss Brouthers
01:12:40
Thank you!
Alan Bartlett
01:12:41
Thank you
Mark Schwartz
01:12:41
Thank you!
Valarie Adams
01:12:45
Thank you!
julie
01:12:50
Thank you - this was really helpful
Steve Ritter
01:12:51
Thanks, everyone!
Julia Rivard
01:12:52
Thank you. It was really helpful.
Karen Sorensen
01:12:52
Thank you for your time.
Jessica Ochoa Hendrix
01:12:54
Thank you, all!
Chad Dorsey
01:12:56
Thanks!
Mary Bouley
01:12:59
Yes…thank you so much!
Matt Miller
01:13:01
🙏🏼
Mitali Chakraborty
01:13:05
Thanks, Everyone.
Shouvik Banerjee
01:13:06
Thanks all!
Shannon McCarthy
01:13:06
Thank you!
Twila Z Tardif
01:13:07
Thanks so much!
Jonathan Sewall
01:13:08
Thanks -- Jonathan Sewall from the CTAT project at CMU
Mike Timms
01:13:09
Thanks!
Chris Roe
01:13:12
thank you! Very informative!
Tewfik
01:13:14
Thank you
Jane Lindberg
01:13:15
Thanks All!
rawda
01:13:16
thank you!
Kitty Guo
01:13:16
Thank you!