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EdTech as an academic discipline allows people to study, analyze and solve problems related to teaching, learning and social organization from a technological perspective. In other words, the use of technological apps tools or services to improve learning. This definition is the one that is the most widely used in the education sector and the one we refer to in this article. By using the technology we seek to improve teaching and learning processes and therefore improve the performance of the education system. It’s important to keep this aim in mind when choosing computer programs, apps or devices for the classroom. While certainly part of it, defining EdTech as using videos alone is a very limited way of looking at things. As we witnessed the digitization of the media industry via the profusion of new content, audience fragmentation, data centricity and the convergence between content and platform players, as they impact the education in the market, leading to a raft of opportunities for innovators in EdTech. The importance of EdTech does not just lie with the power it has to bring down costs and engage learners in new and innovative ways.
Voxy is one such pioneer in the field of EdTech. It is a leading web and mobile-based English learning platform that provides personalized language instruction to global corporations, major educational institutions and governments worldwide. The firm’s proven approach draws on more than 30 years of academic research on second language acquisition. Its service combines adaptive learning technology, authentic, real-world content and 1-to-1 tutor services to support learners’ unique needs in real-time. Voxy launched in 2010 as one of the most disruptive technology startups of the year and has since been used by millions of learners around the world. More than four million people in more than 150 countries have changed their lives by learning English with the company. The firm has a team of linguists, scientists, developers, designers, teachers, and communication experts that believes there is a better way to learn a new language.
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Voxy Learning Experience Platform (LXP): The platform automatically adapts content and classes to proficiency level, professional goals, and personal interests of each learner. Lessons and live instruction sessions are aligned with microlearning best practices to adapt to the modern learner’s needs. Voxy’s AI-driven platform gathers data from research-backed assessments, ongoing performance evaluations, and its initial needs analysis to recommend the most relevant content for each learner. Voxy’s LXP is designed to foster microlearning – personalized, just-in-time, mobile access that drives engagement and knowledge retention.
Personalized English units for every learner: Voxy uses state-of-the-art technology to create a personalized curriculum that adapts to each learner’s needs, personal interests and proficiency level. The Voxy curriculum engine dynamically builds a personalized English course for each learner by algorithmically choosing from thousands of resources to give learners the lessons they need to improve. Whether a learner needs to speak more confidently in a business presentation or master the vocabulary of a particular industry, their Voxy course will give them level-appropriate English lessons to help them accomplish their specific goals.
The Voxy Proficiency Assessment: The Voxy Proficiency Assessment (VPA®) is an objective and reliable online test that evaluates a test-taker’s current English proficiency level and can be used as a benchmarking tool. Based on research and best practices for language assessment, the VPA® accurately identifies a learner’s English proficiency level. No advanced scheduling required—learners can take the VPA® at any time in the comfort of their own homes or at work. The VPA® is aligned with global standards such as the CEFR and GSE, and can predict results on common tests such as the TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, and PTE.
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Jan Viviani serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Voxy.