Using Technology Wisely
What counts is whether technology and content together, in unison, are used to achieve a meaningful purpose. Join our Panel bringing together research and experiences.
Teacher Training School, University of Tampere, Finland
Kari Nieminen received a MSc in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Theoretical Physics from University of Turku in 1979, got a permanent position at Tampere Teacher Training School in 1982. He continued his studies in Computer Science, Educational Science and Philosophy and received his Lic. Phil. from University of Tampere in 1993.
Nieminen specialized in Artificial Intelligence and worked as a Knowledge Engineer at the Technical Research Centre of Finland in 1990. He has experience from many different school-systems: International Baccalaureate (IB)-school of Tampere (1992-1996), European School of Luxembourg (1999-2006) and European School of Karlsruhe, Germany (2016-17).
For the past six years, he has been working hard to combine his two professions, that of a teacher and that of a computer scientist. He has developed a pedagogically sound method for learning with modern technology.
IE Publishing, Spain
Indira Pallaro is a Project Manager at IE Publishing with 8 years of experience in four different countries in the Education sector. She is passionate about pedagogy and international education. She holds a Master’s degree in International Education Development from Columbia University’s Teachers College.
Teach for All, UK
Alex has worked in education for a decade. After starting out as an English teacher in a London comprehensive, he completed his MA at the Institute of Education before joining Teach For All, a growing network of independent organizations working to ensure that all children fulfil their potential. He is fortunate to spend his time travelling the world in search of the practices that will shape the future of learning and has written about his experiences for the Independent, Guardian, Financial Times and Wired. His book Natural Born Learners is a user's guide to transforming learning in the twenty-first century, taking readers on a dazzling global tour into the future of education, from Silicon Valley to Seoul, Helsinki to Hounslow.