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Details

The Learning Engineering Tools Competition 2021 (“Tools Competition”) is a multi-million dollar prize challenge to leverage technology, data, and learning science to meet the urgent needs of learners across generations. The 2021 Learning Engineering Tools Competition invites technologists, digital learning platforms, researchers, students and teachers from around the globe to propose innovative tools or technologies that address one of the pressing challenges in education. This year's Tools Competition will offer more than $3 million in prize awards, and will be one of the largest ed tech competitions ever convened. 

The tools competition aims to spur the development and deployment of technologies that address pressing education issues while advancing the field of learning engineering. Learning engineering is an emerging discipline at the intersection of learning science and computer science that seeks to design learning systems in partnership with the research community so that key insights about how students learn can be used to improve the systems. 

Proposed tools and technologies may target one of four competition tracks or areas in education:

  • Accelerate learning in elementary and secondary literacy and math
  • Transform K-12 assessments in both cost and quality
  • Facilitate faster, better, and cheaper learning science research
  • Drive improvements in adult learning that boost wages

About the Sponsors: This year’s Tools Competition is sponsored by Schmidt Futures, Citadel Founder and CEO Ken Griffin, the Walton Family Foundation, the Siegel Family Endowment, and the Overdeck Family Foundation. 

Criteria

Please review the official rules and complete this eligibility quiz to check if your team and idea meet the criteria for the competition. 

Benefits

  • All applicants will receive access to a community of edtech professionals, researchers, and entrepreneurs
  • Additional opportunities for support will be provided to applicants at each stage of the competition
  • Winners will ultimately receive up to $50,000 or $250,000 in awards, depending on which prize lane they applied under

About The Learning Agency

The Learning Agency, whose mission is to help both individuals and organizations harness the power of learning to solve problems and develop insights, is administering the competition on behalf of it's sponsors. This year’s Tools Competition is sponsored by Schmidt Futures, Citadel Founder and CEO Ken Griffin, the Walton Family Foundation, the Siegel Family Endowment, and the Overdeck Family Foundation.