#148 – What is your Digital Quotient?
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Hello listeners! We kick off this week’s episode with our friends at Cool Initiatives to find out more about the CI Education Challenge 2019, why they’re going even more early-stage and details on their 6 finalists.
We continue with our conversations recorded at GESF earlier this year. First up is the highly-driven Dr Yuhyun Park from the DQ Institute, an international think-tank based in Singapore, Korea and the US. Their vision is #DQforAll – empowering every individual with digital quotient (comprehensive competencies to thrive in this digital age) beyond the more talked about IQ and EQ. But what about getting women and girls excited about digital literacy and, more broadly, the sciences? We hear from global teacher prize nominee Emma Russo, a science teacher from the UK whose ambition in teaching has focused on creating and promoting opportunities for girls in physics and engineering.
- Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
- Tim Stirrup, New Business Developer, Cool Initiatives | Twitter: @CoolInitiatives
- Dr Yuhyun Park, Founder and CEO, DQ Institute | Twitter: @DQforAll
- Emma Russo, Physics teacher and Global Teacher prize finalist 2019 | Twitter: @EmmaMayLondon
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Quotes from this episode
- Tim Stirrup
- Cool Initiatives
- CI Education Challenge 2019 finalists
- Damien Hinds
- Apple for the Teacher
- Nino City
- Steam School
- Hug Group for Step-its
- Yuhyun Park
- DQ Institute
- DQ Standard Global Report
- World Economic Forum (WEF)
- Coalition for Digital Intelligence
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
- IEEE Standards Association
- Lord Mayor of London, Peter Estlin
- Shaping Tomorrow’s City Today
- Emma Russo
- Global Teacher Prize
- Varkey Foundation
- Global Education & Skills Forum
- Girls in Physics
- Dr Jess Wade
- Brave Not Perfect, Reshma Saujani
- 10% Braver: Inspiring Women to Lead Education, #WomenEd
- Institute of Physics
- Education Passport
- Teach SDGs
- The Edtech50 Schools
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