News 2017.11.05

ReDucate Exhibits and Joins Panel Discussion at Edvation x Summit 2017

ReDucate showcased its English learning apps at Edvation x Summit 2017 held in Tokyo, Japan. Our Representative Director and President, Takashi Katsuragi, participated in the panel discussion “English Education in the 21st Century.”

Information About the Event
Edvation x Summit 2017

With exponential evolution of digital technologies, we are facing the era of Industry 4.0 (4th Industrial Revolution) accelerated by AI, IoT and many cutting-edge technologies. Innovation in every aspect of industries, structures, rules and regulations is inevitable. We feel that education is no exception and have been promoting EdTech. As a next step to drive it further, we are hosting a global conference focused on education and human resource development with industry leaders and people in education sector. The conference introduces advanced cases and diverse solutions and startups. Our purpose is to showcase companies and services, to facilitate discussions and communities, to give kids cutting-edge innovative experiences and to cultivate next generation’s leaders in technology.

Date: November 5-6, 2017
Venue: Kojimachi Junior High School /Kaiun Club
Organizer: Edvation x Summit 2017 Organizing Committee/Association of Innovative Education

Information about the Event
ReDucate showcased its English vocabulary building apps Maname and Eipontan! as well as English listening app KikoEigo. To show how it is like to study English with gamification, we held “KikoEigo Quiz,” where participants listen to English in authentic video materials and enjoy learning English with quizzes. Also, by having visitors actually play Maname and Eipontan! on smartphones and tablets, we introduced how these apps can offer a new learning style in a fun atmosphere.

Edvation x Summit 2017

Information About the Speech
Panel Discussion “English Education in the 21st century”
Takashi Katsuragi
General Manager of Education Business Project Promotion Section, Rakuten Inc.
Representative Director and President of ReDucate Inc.
Mr. Terumaro Hiramoto
Founder of ALC Press Inc.
Mr. Gaku Nakamura
President and Representative Director of RareJob Inc.

Panelists discussed the future of English education in the 21st century by sharing the policies of their companies and their personal experiences. Our Representative Director and President, Takashi Katsuragi, talked about the know-how cultivated through “Englishnization Project” at Rakuten Inc. and introduced fun and effective English learning style leveraging technology which ReDucate has developed. He also shared some cases of learning with our English learning apps, KikoEigo, Maname and Eipontan! which utilize technology incorporating the elements of “Gamification,” “Adaptive learning” and “Social learning.”

Information About ReDucate’s Services

Outline of KikoEigo
KikoEigo is an English listening app, which offers fun and effective learning experiences. Users can brush up on their practical English skills by studying with short authentic videos such as speeches by famous figures and TV commercials. The app is suitable for English learners who currently need or intend to use English for their study or work. Many learners also find the app useful for preparing for the TOEIC(R) Test.
Users are owners of an island and each person can develop a unique and one-of-a-kind island by continuing one’s study. We’re using these game features to motivate learners.

Outline of Maname
Maname is a vocabulary learning app which enables learners to acquire over 6,000 essential English words and phrases. The app widely covers English vocabulary from the school textbooks approved by Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Users can learn vocabulary with exercises at an appropriate level. Maname has five kinds of exercises: English-Japanese and Japanese-English questions, word stress questions, spelling quizzes, and cloze tests. Exercises are designed to acquire the meaning and pronunciation of words and phrases, as well as their usage.

Outline of Eipontan!
Eipontan! is an English vocabulary building app which offers adaptive learning. Users can study at their own pace and at a level appropriate for each individual, which allows them to continue learning without unnecessary stress. The app has a wide range of vocabulary exercises such as multiple-choice questions and spelling quizzes, and there are also listening exercises on English pronunciation. Fun and exciting in-app events are offered occasionally to motivate the users. Learners can overcome their weaknesses by repetition as the app will focus on their weak points. The app also has ample game features; for example, learners can get characters or items to decorate their front pages of the app. Another notable feature is its social elements. By communicating, competing, and sharing their learning experiences with others, users will be able to continue studying long-term than when studying alone.

With our mission “Make the World Smarter,” ReDucate will continue to provide a new learning experience in order to create a world where people all over the planet can enjoy learning.