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TSL Education (TSL), the largest single-profession social network in the world, with over 5.5 million registered members sharing hundreds of thousands of pieces of education content - has won the 2014 Return on Education (ROE) Award for Teacher Support from the Arizona State University, the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation and GSV Advisors (ASU + GSV) Education Innovation Summit.
"The ASU + GSV summit has become the world's foremost summit for entrepreneurs and leaders in ed-tech"
The award comes less than two years after entering the U.S market with the launch of ShareMyLesson, a joint venture with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The success of ShareMyLesson, alongside TSL's recent acquisition of Wikispaces, means TSL now has 40% of all U.S teachers registered on its content-sharing platform.
"The ASU + GSV summit has become the world's foremost summit for entrepreneurs and leaders in ed-tech," said Louise Rogers, CEO of TSL Education. "To have been voted by our peers as the platform offering the greatest support to teachers is a genuine honour. I would like to thank our entire team at TSL Education, our partners at the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the millions of teachers on our platform who work tirelessly to drive up global standards of education."
The content sharing platform was chosen from over 350 education companies, all of whom had to demonstrate the ability to deliver the following outcomes:
• Significant increased access to education
• Substantial reduction in cost for learners and/or learning institutions
• Improvement in learning outcomes
• Provide substantial leverage to learning leaders (teachers, professors);
• A sustainable and scaled impact
TSL Education's resource-sharing platforms, which include TES Connect and ShareMyLesson, is home to more than 775,000 individually crafted resources developed by teachers for teachers, this collection helps teachers around the world inform and inspire each other, driving excellence in the global education sector.
The fifth annual 2014 Arizona State University + GSV Education Innovation Summit, was attended by over 2000 education industry leaders and visionaries -- educators, investors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs representing over hundreds of disruptive education companies.
About TSL Education
TSL Education's story is an extraordinary one: its digital community on TES Connect is one of the fastest growing of any profession globally, and it boasts a 100-year heritage at the center of the teaching and education community with offices in London, Washington and Sydney. Today, TSL has over 5.5 million teacher members in 279 countries and territories across the globe and connects over 72 million teachers and students. 4.9 million resources are downloaded from the site every week, 10 every second. Home to more than 775,000 individually crafted teaching resources developed by teachers for teachers, this unparalleled collection helps to guide, inform and inspire educators around the world. This wealth of resources allows education professionals to share and benefit from one another's resources and lesson plans, driving excellence in the education sector. For more information, visit www.tsleducation.com.
About the Education Innovation Summit:
Arizona State University is a New American University, and one of the nation's premier metropolitan public research universities. ASU pursues research and discovery that contributes to the public good, and assumes major responsibility for global challenges as well as the needs of the surrounding community. With more than 73,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes.
GSV Advisors is a modern merchant bank dedicated to helping education entrepreneurs and growth companies connect with value-added, strategic investors and partners to enable their ideas to become the next market-leading businesses. A key part of our mission is to reimagine what education is-with a bias toward innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, and others who look at learning differently.
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