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The YouTube of education - Curated Content for Remote Learning

A space where teachers & students would find curated educational content, among other tools to improve the remote learning.

Photo of Mario Avellaneda Albán
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  • Digital Solutions Designer for education

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.  

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

I want to help teachers to have more time to really focus on what their job is, which I think, is get to know their students, know their needs, their learning problems, and help them improve. They shouldn't spend time looking for suitable content. I want to make e-learning a real learning. On the other hand, I think this is a model where all actors in the industry can interact: Teachers, students, content creators, such as editorials and parents, of course.

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.

What region are you located in?

  • Europe

Where are you located?

I'm located in Madrid, Spain

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Photo of Isaac Jumba

Hi Mario Avellaneda Albán , really exciting to read through the progress of your idea over the last few weeks.
With the deadline for the Ideas submissions approaching quickly on May 26, It might be helpful to update your submission with additional information such as the progress you have made so far (a link to the feedback from the prototype) and any other information from the comments to ensure that all of your insights are captured for our evaluators

Photo of Mario Avellaneda Albán

Thanks for your comment Isaac. I did uploaded some sketches last week, and today a little text about scalability. Unfortunately I don't have a working prototype and haven't been able to get feedback yet because of this current Covid-19 situation, but I hope all the information I'm providing help the evaluators. If you have any other ideas of what should I add, please, let me know.

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