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The Edtech Podcast improves the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ through storytelling for better innovation and impact, and was founded and developed by Sophie Bailey in 2016.

Since its launch, The Edtech Podcast has quickly developed into the world’s leading podcast on EdTech, downloaded 5000 – 8000 times each month from 145 countries in total, and guiding an audience consisting of global education leaders, startups, learning and development specialists, blue-chips, investors, government and media.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Edtech Podcast celebrated a 250-episode milestone, reaching 40k downloads a month as listeners grappled with all things remote learning and working.

Past series have included Future Tech for EducationEducation 4.0What Matters in EdtechThe VocTech Podcast:Learning ContinuedThe Edge, and Evidence-Based EdTech

In 2022, The Edtech Podcast entered an exciting new phase, working with stewards Educate Ventures with Professor Rose Luckin as host and Rowland Wells as creative producer. 

Rose Luckin is the host of the Edtech Podcast, and is a Professor of Learner-Centred Design at UCL, and Founder/CEO of EDUCATE Ventures Research (EVR), the organisation using AI to ‘measure the unmeasurable’ in education. Rose and the EVR team are experts in AI and educational research and help education and training organisations generate and visualise evidence about the effectiveness of their actions

About your podcast host: 

Rosemary (Rose) Luckin is a Professor at University College London and Founder of Educate Ventures Research (EVR) who has spent over 30 years developing and studying AI for Education. She is renowned for her research into the design and evaluation of educational technology and AI. She was named as one of the 20 most influential people in education in the Seldon List in 2017, the only non-US winner of the ISTE Impact Award, and one of Computer Weekly’s top 50 most influential women in technology for 2023.

Rose regularly provides expert evidence to policymakers like the UK Parliament’s House of Lords and House of Commons select committees and the European Commission. Rose has published widely in academic journals, at international conferences, through books, and in news media (TV, radio, newspapers, and magazines). Her 2018 book, Machine Learning and Human Intelligence: The Future of Education for the 21st Century, has been translated into Mandarin and influenced many of China’s leading AI companies. Her most recent book, AI for School Teachers (2022), is an essential and accessible guide to AI for anyone in education.

Rose also founded EDUCATE Ventures Research Ltd., a London hub for educational technology startups, researchers, and educators engaged in evidence-based edtech and leveraging data and AI to benefit education. Rose has taught in secondary, further, and higher education. She has led many large interdisciplinary international research projects and held senior leadership roles in higher education, including as Pro Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at the University of Sussex before joining UCL in 2006. She is President of the Self-Managed Learning College in Brighton and host of the EdTech podcast.