Top Hat launches new communication tool to help students, professors adapt to virtual education
Toronto-based EdTech startup Top Hat has launched Slate, a new free communication tool that allows students and educators at high education institutions with digital spaces to easily communicate and collaborate. The tool is aimed to be a resource for higher educational institutions forced to move courses online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Top Hat conducted a survey in May that found approximately eight out of 10 higher education students said their online courses lacked the engagement of in-person classes. The following month, Top Hat acquired the Canadian domestic higher education textbook businesses of Nelson Education, one of the countryâ€™s largest education publishers. In addition to the acquisition of a massive education publisher, Slate appears to be another push from Top Hat to adapt to the rapidly changing education landscape.