AI-driven online English conversation “vipabc” won the 16th Japan e-Learning Grand Prize “EdTech Special Category Award” and the 4th IMS Japan Award “Judge Encouragement Award”.

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AI-driven online English conversation “vipabc” won the 16th Japan e-Learning Grand Prize “EdTech Special Category Award” and the 4th IMS Japan Award “Judge Encouragement Award”.
EdTech for realizing individual optimization that attracts more and more attention
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VIPABC Co., Ltd. (head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo / iTutorGroup Japan subsidiary), which develops an online English conversation business, will receive an e-Learning Grand Prize at the e-Learning Award Forum (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) held from November 13 to 15, 2019. We won the EdTech Special Category Award and the IMS Japan Award Jury
Encouragement Award.

ITutorGroup (headquartered in Shanghai), which includes the online English conversation service brand “vipabc” in Japan and is developing an online education business globally, offers online English conversation lessons around the world. 80 million times. With big data based on online lessons of about 20 years and AI utilization research, vipabc has achieved the ideal English lesson environment as follows.

1. Utilization of AI from a macro perspective
AI analyzes the big data of lessons from the past 20 years and develops and uses DCGS (= Dynamic Course Generation System), a unique matching system that prepares the best lessons (teachers, teaching materials, classmates) for each student. doing.

2. Utilization of AI from a micro perspective
During the lessons, AI is used to support the instructor’s class management to the fullest. For example, the lesson platform is equipped with a facial expression analysis system and a system for measuring the concentration of students, and AI collects information by using the eyes and ears of the instructor and displays it on the instructor’s monitor in real time.
This time, these original development systems and operation results were evaluated and they were awarded.

◆ Award commemorative lecture “Ideal image of education realized by AI” In order to receive this award, Tatsuya Nishimura, General Manager of the Company’s Business Division, gave a commemorative lecture at the e-Learning Award 2019 Forum

VIPABC Business Manager Tatsuya Nishimura

Connecting students in 135 countries and instructors in 80 countries

After the award commemorative lecture, questions were concentrated on platforms using AI

Approximately 200 elements analyzed to build the best lesson for individual learners

In addition, in the e-Learning Awards 2019 Forum* Talking about educational innovation [EdTech Track] November 15 (Friday) 14:15-17:05
https://www.elearningawards.jp/program3detail.html#21

◆ What is the e-learing grand prize?

This award is for selecting the best content, services and solutions using e-learning.
Organizer: e-Learning Initiative Japan / Nippon Kogyo Shimbun (Fuji Sankei Business i)
Support: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Ministry of Internal Affairs and
Communications, etc.
https://www.elearningawards.jp/about/

◆ What is IMS Japan Award?

This award recognizes outstanding cases that have made significant contributions to the educational use of technology.
Organizer: IMS Japan Society *
* Established in 2016 to promote development in accordance with global standards in Japan from the activities of the IMS Global Learning Consortium, an international organization that promotes
standardization of software and data in the ICT field.

http://imsjapan.org/imsjac_2019.html
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[E-Learning Award 2019 Forum]

In fiscal 2018, the only e-learning forum in Japan that recorded over 10,000 attendees over three days.
In addition to keynote lectures by the four ministries of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, advanced initiatives in the field of education by private companies and universities will be announced.

Date: November 13 (Wed)-15 (Fri), 2019
Venue: Tokyo Ochanomizu Sora City Conference Center
Organizer: e-Learning Initiative Japan / Fuji Sankei Business i Admission fee: Free, advance application required * Admission required on the day requires 1000 yen
Official site: http://www.elearningawards.jp/
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■ About iTutorGroup

http://itutorgroup.com/index.html
Established in 1998, it offers online courses in various fields on a global scale from junior to adult subjects. Courses offered include English, Chinese, mathematics and programming.
As for English conversation lessons, we have over 30,000 teachers as of January 2019 and offer over 30 million live lessons per year.

■ About VIPABC

https://www.vipabc.co.jp

iTutorGroup’s Japanese subsidiary.
Since the start of online English conversation services in Japan in 2016, many students who have specialized occupations such as doctors have been gathered to learn English conversation that suits their profession and purpose.



For more information about this release(Japanese):

https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000011.000023868.html

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