Connect2Teach receives the UCL Educate Evidence Aware Award
Connect2Teach worked with the UCL Educate program on enhancing their research processes and thus improving their product.
Connect2Teach endeavors to bring industry-relevant learning to classrooms by connecting industry experts to academic institutions. As a part of the EDUCATE program, we developed matching algorithms for different types of opportunities to ensure that we match them to the right expert, and not only help improve learning outcomes but also help achieve business goals such as student enrolment, engagement, and employability.
We realized that while every institution has different learning and business outcomes that they want to achieve, the latter generally accounts for the former as well. It is also our belief that there is a strong correlation between who is teaching a course and the achievement of those outcomes. To make the process of matching more seamless, we studied our previous opportunities and identified both factors that we needed from institutions and factors we needed to consider while finding experts to ensure successful matches. Using the data we collected, we developed an equation and we have now successfully tested and deployed this algorithm into our matching process. In addition to developing this algorithm, we have also developed a mechanism to demonstrate the efficacy of our matches to our users.
At Connect2Teach, we want to become the backbone of learning organizations by building the world's largest, most credible and diverse knowledge network. Through Connect2Teach we want to expand the boundaries of who we consider being a teacher. We want to make sure that the world's brightest and most motivated minds are working together to educate future generations. The experts and institutions working with us see Connect2Teach as a movement to not only make teaching the #1 career choice globally but also to democratize access to the best experts to teach. By connecting motivated experts and institutions that care about delivering better learning outcomes, we drive work readiness, increased learner satisfaction and greater innovation in the world.