Kokoa Agency wins award in Malaysia
Finnish educational startup Kokoa Agency has been bestowed with the Education Innovation Award at BETT Asia.
Founded by teachers and former learning unit designers at Rovio, Kokoa Agency specialises in the field of engaging digital learning. The startup won the judges’ favour for its system which evaluates and validates the educational quality of edtech tools.
Product evaluations are done by a carefully selected group of Finnish teachers and digital education specialists, after which they are issued with a Kokoa Education Standard certificate.
“The objective of edtech is not only to create engagement, but to provide real learning,” says Stuart Patton, chairman of the Fincham education comittee Hong Kong and one of the inventors of the standard. “This is not always the case with many of the products presently on the market. The way to address inconsistensies is to create a standard which becomes the reference. In the case of digital learning we made a decision to create a standard against which we can measure all edtech products for their ability to provide real learning.”