#191 – What Matters In Edtech ASIA
The Bett podcast series, “What Matters in Edtech”, is back, this time with a focus on global education. This podcast series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help and is supported by Bett.
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What’s in this episode?
In our first episode, we focus on Asia and the current challenges and insights from this region. Asia was the first region to see the impact of COVID-19 on the education system and school closures.
We speak to a range of educators and partners in the region to talk about their approach to teaching and learning both before and during the Coronavirus crisis.
What tools and pedagogies are they utilising to best serve their students in the here and now, and also prepare local youth for the connected digital world in the long-term? And just how has Coronavirus expedited or frustrated these strategies in the region?
You’ll also hear about robust technology developed to take on one of the harshest environments out there – space – and how this is being adapted to fulfil large data research projects in this current time. Thank you to HP for supporting this week’s episode, and happy listening…
Stay Safe, Sophie and the team.
Ps. We’d love to share your thoughts! Please do send in your highlights in the comments below or record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe.
Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast
Sophie is the founder of the iTunes new and noteworthy, The Edtech Podcast. The mission of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ for better innovation, through storytelling. The podcast is downloaded 2000+ times a week, from over 145 countries with the UK, US & Aus in the top 3. Sophie is a mentor and advisor within the edtech community. If she’s not interviewing a University Lecturer, School Leader, Ex-Angry Bird, NGO, or Investor about education innovation, she’s chasing her son around the park or binge-reading Homo Deus. Twitter: @podcastedtech
Dr. Sumitra is Vice-President – Talent Development and Digital Entrepreneurship at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). Her key mandate is to ensure that Malaysian youth are equipped with the necessary digital competencies for the future workforce. She also serves as a Stakeholder Advisory Council member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Teachers. Prior to her current position, Sumitra held leadership and advisory roles in corporate responsibility and sustainability portfolios at DiGi Telecommunications and Telenor ASA (Norway).
Dr. Fridolin Ting, Teaching Fellow, Hong Kong Polytechnic University | Twitter: @HongKongPolyU
Dr Ting is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Toronto in Canada. He received “Best Teacher Award” in the Department of Applied Mathematics in 2014, the Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles (FAST) Award for Outstanding Performance in Team Teaching (Team Leader) in 2018; and won the Silver Award for Edtech Leader in Asia (Tertiary) in 2019. His research interests are in Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) in STEM related Subjects and is the Principal Investigator for the “Pedagogic and Active Learning Mobile Solutions” (PALMS) Project (http://palms.polyu.edu.hk/) which has received numerous international educational awards for their novel active pedagogies and apps (see e.g., yoteachapp.com).
An established academic leader, Chris carries out his responsibilities as Dean with knowledge gained from over 15 years management within programme, school and university environments. Having worked in over 50 countries, he has developed strong academic and business relationships and he has gained extensive insight into cultural sensitivity as well as best practice. Chris made the move to Vietnam following a successful career heading the Executive MBA Programme at CASS Business School, one of the world’s top business schools.
Christian is leading strategy for future of compute business opportunities including Z by HP Centralized Workstation Solutions. High-end workstations are not what they where 10 or even 5 years ago. The growing need for high speed storage, anywhere and anytime access, collaboration, mobility, ML and VR are all happening together. Defining the future of workstation experiences has been a key part of Christian’s work at HP.
Christian has a passion for helping this iconic, global company break through it’s traditional inertia and shift to the next wave of innovation. It takes a full solution of software, hardware and customer intimacy.
David Hollands is Head of Education Strategy for HP Asia Pacific and Japan. David works directly with HP global and country teams, partners, educators, communities, leaders and governments to drive the development of initiatives, policy, research and technology to help HP realise it’s goal of impacting education outcomes for 100 million learners by 2025.
David is passionate about transforming people, communities and our planet for the better.
Quotes from this week’s episode
References from this week’s episode
- Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
- MDEC team – MDEC website
- Malaysia’s Digital Economy: A New Driver of Development – The World Bank
- MDEC – Twitter
- Digital Future Heroes, Tech Talent – MDEC website
- My Digital Maker – website, homepage
- DiGi Telecommunications – website, homepage
- Telenor ASA (Norway) – website, homepage
- Ministry of Education in Malaysia – explanation
- Ministry of Higher Education – website, homepage
- Micro business – definition
- Train the trainer model – examples via Session Lab
- UN Sustainable Development Goals – UN website
- Coding to be in school curricula next year, says MDEC CEO – Malay Mail
- Malaysia Education Blueprint – full document
- Dr Fridolin Ting – profile via Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Hong Kong Polytechnic University – LinkedIn
- University of Toronto – website, homepage
- Technology Enhanced Active Learning (Active Learning) – explanation
- Principal Investigator for the “Pedagogic and Active Learning Mobile Solutions” (PALMS) – further information
- PALMs – website, homepage
- The Wharton-Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Reimagine Education Awards & Conference, Dec 2019 – further information about the awards won
- UGC Triennium Teaching and Learning grant – further information via University Grants Committee (UGC) website
- How do our professors promote active learning? The PolyU Mini-Symposium Showcased Latest Practices – article June 2018 via KEEP
- YoTeach! – website, homepage
- Technology in the Classroom: Alternatives to Today’s Meet – article in Tech Hub
- KAHOOT – website, homepage
- World Economic Future of Jobs Report – Jan 2016 published
- Zoom – website
- Microsoft Teams – website
- Blackboard Collaborate – website
- Google Meet – website
- Badaboom! – website, homepage
- Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character as Told to Ralph Leighton – book details
- The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT (The MIT Press) by Pepper White – book details
- What Is Design Thinking? A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide – further reading via Career Foundry
- Bill Gates – Twitter
- Chris Jeffery – LinkedIn
- CASS/Bayes Business School Business School – website, homepage
- British University Vietnam – website, homepage
- Vietnam university to be first in region to go digital-only – article via Education Technology
- British University Vietnam Partners with Kortext – Medium article March 2019
- The British University Vietnam has selected Kortext to accelerate digitisation of the learning experience and widen access to core digital content – article via The Education World Forum
- Kortext – website, homepage
- Teachers Day in Vietnam – further information
- Canvas – Virtual Learning Environment – further information via Instructure
- Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin – book details
- Christian Jones – LinkedIn
- David Hollands – LinkedIn
- HP – twitter
- HP UK – twitter
- HP Education – HP website
- HP Z Central – website
- Z Central – HP website Z central remote boost
- HP Powers Next‐Gen Computing with HP ZCentral – Press release via HP website
- Nasa and HP, Reinvent New Frontiers – further reading about collaboration
- HPE builds NASA new supercomputer to support future human mission to moon – article via HP Enterprise, Aug 2019
- Quarantine Silver Lining Song – You Tube – fun vid from Christian Jones’s Brother in Law (the PHD student keeping the rats alive!)
- Rapid urbanisation and megacities – further reading via World Population History
- Higher education for a hyper-connected world – article via University World News, 2015
- Hyper globalisation – explanation
- Accelerated Innovation: The building blocks to tomorrow – article via Medium from HP Megatrends
- 17 sustainable development goals – further reading
- How HP started, a history – timeline via HP website
- Human capital development – explanation
- Non-Governmental Organisation – explanation
Thank you to Bett for supporting the What Matters in Edtech GLOBAL series
Bett is the global meeting place for the education community. A trusted brand with more than 30 years of heritage, the Bett series promotes the discovery of knowledge and technology to enhance lifelong learning. The Bett series attracts over 60,000 educators, leaders and practitioners alongside more than 1,255+ technology providers from around the globe. For more information go to https://www.bettshow.com/bett-global-series
Thanks also to HP for supporting this episode
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