Awarded at the “Oscars of education,” Reimagine Education 2015 Awards
ABA English has won the Educational App Award for 2015 at the prestigious Reimagine Education Awards. This global competition, also known as the “Oscars of Education”, is co-managed by The Wharton School and QS Quacquarelli Symonds and aims to identify and distinguish “higher education pedagogies enhancing learning and employability.”
ABA English received the Educational App Award during the ceremony held in Philadelphia (USA) on 8 December, after showcasing its unique natural learning methodology in competition with another 100 shortlisted candidates from around the world. The winner in this educational category recognizes “The APP which truly engages students and will inspire the next generation of learners.”
Maria Perillo, Chief Learning Officer of ABA English, and Javier Figarola, CEO, presented the special learning system developed by the online academy, which among other innovative features uses engaging high quality short films to teach the English language, thus enhancing the student experience.
The global competition received 520 initial submissions from universities and enterprises from 50 countries, number that was shortlisted to 100 candidates competing for the 22 awards granted under various categories. A panel of 40 international experts –a “who’s who” of higher education- judged and decided the awards.
Reimagine Education Conference
The award ceremony is held annually in Philadelphia, USA, during the 3-day Reimagine Education Conference which brings together top level academics, university leaders and EdTech entrepreneurs to discuss innovation in education.
Amongst others, this year’s inspirational speakers at the conference included: William Rankin, Director of Learning at Apple; Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google; Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX; Huntington D. Lambert, Dean at Harvard University Extension; and Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, Dean of IE Business School.
María Perillo & Javier Figarola at Reimagine Education 2015