What we believe in
Educational concepts that research has proven to be the most effective
Visualising the learning process
Self-assessment and monitoring are at the core of our philosophy. We carefully consider our tools against their impact on learning and help learners to become their own teachers. Because we believe that lifelong learning is the ultimate goal.
Feedback is among the top ten influences on achievement. However, this influence is variable because feedback is not always implemented effectively. By providing a context of learners’ effort in relation to learning goals, we help them find out where they are and where they are meant to be, empowering teachers and mentors to provide feedback that reduces this gap.
We help learners develop at their own pace, gaining confidence in their progress, which is the strongest predictor for achievement.
Inquiry based learning
Good education requires skills like inquiry – identifying questions you need to ask of the things you are learning . Our tools have embedded the freedom to choose additional content, find more information and get guided through the process of finding out what you are looking for.
Peer learning and collaboration
Group discussion and peer tutoring are among top influences of achievement in effect on learning, even higher than feedback from a mentor or teacher. We help mentors facilitate learning and use engaging tools that get everybody together and share knowledge.
What we do
We develop visual tools that accelerate learning and collaboration
We are all different and learn in different ways. Hitting the sweet spot for learning in a class environment or workplace has always been tricky. The goal of our LeanLearning tool is to facilitate and promote the interaction between educator and students. We employ our skills and our passion to enable everyone to find their learning zone. With a diverse team of people and skills we create new innovative solutions that accelerate learning. Our core competences:
LEARNING AND MOTIVATIONAL THEORY
User experience and visualisation
Social Media and Games
Google Apps for Education
Myth busting time. Information-savvy digital natives do not exist. Don´t kill the messenger. According to P. A. Kirschner and P. D. Bruyckere (in Teach. Teach. Educ.67, 135–142; 2017) , there is no such thing as a digital native who is information-skilled simply because (s)he has never known a world that was not digital.[…]
We had two busy days at EdSurge´s Austin Tech for Schools Summit. EdTech Leaders day (September 30th) was largely attended by superintendents, directors of curriculum & instruction, and instructional technology officers. All Educators day (October 1st) was largely attended by teachers, site administrators, and site support staff. We had conversations with more than 50 educators and decision makers[…]
Chaos, complexity and failing forward is something start-ups do. Order, structure and properly measured learning is what serious educational institutions stand for. Are they really so contradictory? I recently spent three days in Århus, Denmark, at the Kaospilot`s master class for educators, where we were challenged, thrown into chaos, exposed to our own and others´[…]
We just got our new explainer video for LeanLearn. Created by the great people at Zoaring Check it out here
After months of development and piloting with our selected pilot schools in Norway and Portugal we are now proud to announce a free Beta version of our LeanLearn product at http://getleanlearn.com Please check it out and give us feedback at email@example.com
Fredrik travelled south on 10 February, eager to learn from a range of interesting sessions at the EdTech conference KnowHow 2016 in Stavanger. The conference centers around learning technology and is aimed specifically at local schools in the greater Stavanger region. There were plenty of interesting lectures, one of them with Maurice de Hond, founder of the Steve Jobs[…]
After strenuous paperwork, we just received good and welcome news from the EU: Our application for Horizon 2020 has been awarded the so-called Seal Of Excellence. The seal is a new arrangement for projects that satisfy all demands needed in order to be approved. As the European Union has allocated all its funds in the[…]
Mihaela is where it happens: newSchool is now present at Oslo EdTech Cluster. The cluster works to develop, commercialize and export Norwegian learning technologies. They work with business development, growth and internationalization of Norwegian EdTech companies, and cooperate with market participants and research environments to develop world class Norwegian EdTech companies. Oslo EdTech aims to ensure interaction and added value between[…]
Nils Jacob and Fredrik participated in the first Startup Extreme organised at Voss in Norway this past weekend. They enjoyed highly rewarding days with fantastic experiences while getting to know great people in rather unusual circumstances. This was certainly not the last time newSchool will participate in this event! See this post by Robin Wauters for for more pictures and a[…]