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August 3, 2015 at 3:23 pm EST

Tech Salon in Bangkok: Can Technology Improve Education in Asia?

Bangkok – August 11th

The skills needed to survive in the 21st century economy are changing, and Asia’s education systems are striving to keep up. Growing knowledge economies demand a workforce with relevant modern skills, including ICTs. New technologies and applications offer educators ways to reach more people quicker, with more relevant content and instruction, and improved feedback and evaluation.

Asia has been at the forefront of experimentation with the use of tech for education, there have been both successes and failures across the region. Thailand has experimented (and failed) with One Tablet per Child. Cambodia has been testing innovative apps to help children learn to read. And in the Philippines, one mobile network operator has repurposed old SIM cards to carry school textbooks.

Please RSVP now to join the next Technology Salon Bangkok to join discussion on:

  • How to best exploit the value of technology without falling victim to its dazzle?
  • What are the latest developments on the education technology front?
  • What’s been working so far, and what do we know has failed?
  • What’s the evidence, and does it support our perceptions of success?
  • What are the risks associated with bringing technology into the educational environment?
  • What’s the role of online learning and how can it spread access to education?

The discussion will be lead by:

  • Scott Andersen, Director, IREX
  • Steven Ehrenberg, Associate Director, FHI 360

Scott is leading the Advancing MOOCs for Development Initiative (AMDI) in the Philippines, while Steven is launching a test preparation mobile app for youth in Myanmar.

Please RSVP now to join in the discussion. Once they reach their 30-person capacity there will be a waiting list!

ICT4Education

Technology Salon Bangkok

9 – 11am, Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Bangkok, Thailand

RSVP is required for attendance (<<click to register!)

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