[Open-education] Winnner of Education Open Data Challenge Announced - Skills Route

Ed Parkes Ed.Parkes at nesta.org.uk
Tue Jun 17 12:04:15 UTC 2014

Hello All

Today we announced the winner of the Nesta / ODI Education Open Data Challenge - Skills Route<http://www.skillsroute.com/>.
Skills Route, developed by MIME Consulting<http://www.mimeconsulting.co.uk/>, uses open data on the post-16 performance of schools and colleges in different subjects to help users identify providers offering their chosen subjects and their personalised expected grades at each. It works by presenting the results for students with similar GCSEs to them who took the course rather than the course average. Based on these predictions, the tool also lists potential higher education institutions and career progression routes with average salaries.
Here is a link to the press release from more details:


I have also written a blog setting out how I feel Skills Route sets the bar for future open data products and services using open data:




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