On Monday, 14th October 2019 Estonian EdTech startups met at HITSA to discuss collaboration opportunities around standardization in education. Close collaboration with EdTech innovators allows HITSA to leverage better tools for Estonian schools.
The participants recognized the need for interoperability to foster innovation in education, including personalized learning, and discussed what is needed to enable data-driven EdTech solutions.
It is estimated that school failure alone costs 1.4% of GDP in Estonia. Personalized learning is expected to have a dramatic positive impact on school failure plus can increase well-being outside of school as well. This is why HITSA has taken the initiative to foster innovation in technologies, standards and products enabling personalized learning.
In order to
facilitate personalized learning tools and technologies, HITSA has
initiated a standardization working group, which aims to
standardize metadata of educational resources such that personalized
learning can be delivered cost-effectively by using AI and other
You can find the standardization Web page (in Estonian) is available here.
For international collaboration in standardization of education resources please contact Peep Küngas: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EdTech startups at the meeting included Insplay, kõneravi.ee, Star Cloud, Loquiz, MTÜ Metropolis, Vivita Estonia, CXS Baltics, ALPA Kids, Futuclass, Haridusfond, Dilesy.com, MERKUUR, DreamApply, Bizplay.ee, Stuudium, TaskuTark, FeedBee, Eliis, eKool and Tagasi Kooli.