World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) and EdTechXGlobal launched the Makers and Shakers of Education Technology Index. The international index celebrates 50 of the most innovative EdTech thought leaders, organized by four regions. The 2016 Index honors these luminaries who through digital and physical technologies, have introduced innovative new ways of learning to the market through play, construction or interactive design.
The list was curated by EdTechXGlobal and WISE and then selected by 15 members of the global advisory committee; comprised of industry leaders from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google for Education, IDEO, IBIS Capital, Kaizen Private Equity, Learn Capital, LinkedIN, Times Higher Education and TES Global. The advisory committee scored each proposed candidate against criteria including; individual vision, disruptive innovation and impact and contribution. The “Makers” were defined as rising stars of education technology, innovating and pushing boundaries for future success, and “Shakers” were defined as established leaders in their region, inspiring worldwide EdTech change.
“This Index seeks to recognize thinkers and doers who have pioneered innovative approaches to addressing challenges in education”, said Stavros N. Yiannouka, the CEO of WISE.
“The Makers & Shakers of Education Technology is a global index that elevates Education innovators and thought leaders as 21st century social rock stars. The index rewards talent, creativity, impact and influence in education,” added Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet, Co-Founder of EdTechXGlobal.
—More info: http://makersxshakers.com