A space where teachers & students would find curated educational content, among other tools to improve the remote learning.
Tell us about your idea
The text books sales are less and less every year since teachers have found a great source of resources in the internet. They are aware of the potential internet offers in terms of finding new resources and tools to engage their students, however, there is so much content without any kind of curation, that they have to spend searching for suitable content hours and hours.
This "YouTube for education" platform would be a space where they can find curated content (texts, interactive activities, videos, audios, animations, etc) from different certified sources, including well-known editorials. Good content is key. Teachers would be able to personalize their own curriculums from this content and deliver it to their students. The time they spend diving in the internet looking for resources would be reduced considerably and they would have more time to focus in each students specific needs.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
I've been working for Oxford University Press Spain for more than 3 years conceptualizing and designing digital products. I have been able to work very close to teachers and students and to get a deep knowledge of the industry and the digital tools for managing online classes they are using, such as Google Classroom. They are all great, but they all have the same problem... lack of content.
At the same time, in these years I have identify a series of problems teachers face nowadays, such a lack of time, fear to new technologies, non user friendly tools, among others. All of these have inspired me to share and imagine this idea.