The Spanish startup receives maximum recognition for the second time at the prestigious Reimagine Education Awards celebrated in San Francisco
The online English academy ABA English of Spain, leader of digital English learning in Europe and Latin America, reigns in the prestigious Reimagine Education Awards, known as the “Oscars of Education”, after being chosen as the Best Educational App of 2018 for the second time.
The Best Educational App award is the maximum recognition among international awards, as they are held annually by The Wharton School and QS Quacquarelli Symonds in order to identify the “higher education pedagogies enhancing learning and employability.”
“Humanizing Digital Learning”, the ABA English Project
This year, over 1,100 educational projects from all over the world were presented for one of the 17 categories. The proposal from ABA English “Humanizing Digital Learning”, focused on the more human component in the app, showing that the Human Factor is essential for learning, that scalability of real teachers is possible, and that artificial intelligence can be used to strengthen human intelligence but not replace it.
Following the first preselection phrase, roughly 150 finalists presented their proposals last weekend in front of 42 judges who are international experts in education, among them Vishal Punwani (Education Innovation Consultant at Harvard) and Jaime Casap (Education Evangelist at Google).
To win the “Best Educational App” category at the Reimagine Education Awards means to be distinguished as “the most innovative, accessible, and practical app, with which students really learn English because there is a proven link between its use and the learning results obtained.”
ABA English won the same prize in 2015, just months after presenting their app. The award comes thanks to their constant innovation in order to achieve an effective and unique method for teaching English, which is based on quality short films and didactic videos with real teachers, learning that is intuitive and natural. This focus has allowed them to revalidate this recognition at the ceremony celebrated on November 30th in San Francisco (United States).
“We are very proud to receive, for the second time, the most prestigious recognition in the education field”, said Maria Perillo, Chief Learning Officer at ABA English. “This award recognizes the value of having created the first application in English that combines technology, pedagogy and the human factor. We’re excited to keep working to improve the lives of people through the teaching of English.”