Innovate UK backing for new remote teaching tool

Posted on January 7, 2021 by Alistair Hardaker

CoreBlue - Lewis Boyles-White

Lewis Boyles-White

EdTech developer CoreBlue has received over £250,000 backing from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.

The capital will aid the development of EdTech software CreatED, a product of the Plymouth based developers.

It is the second time the firm has worked with Innovate UK on the development of EdTech to improve teaching during Covid-19.

CreatED is a tool that allows educators to use existing teaching assets like PowerPoints and worksheets to deliver their lessons remotely either live or as pre-recorded video.

The tool is designed to aid teachers in their day-to-day role and make remote education more accessible and productive, which also enabling a switch between online or in classroom teaching at short-notice.

Lewis Boyles-White, MD of CoreBlue, said: “Teachers are really busy, so our aim is to make tools which make their day-to-day jobs easy and more efficient. While a host of applications have been developed that create online classrooms and learning environments, there has been little work done to make the lives of teachers easier and help them create new content.

“CreatED will remove the duplication teachers previously faced in developing assets for use in class and online and reduce the technical barrier to entry.”

Aaron Meredith, Head Teacher of Ernesettle Community School, added: “Ultimately every teacher has their pupils’ best interests at heart. A platform that can assist them delivering engaging and challenging lessons through this period of turmoil has the potential to save the education of children at a critical point in their learning pathway.”

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