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The global, cross-sector conference and exhibition
on technology-supported learning and training

Berlin, December 1 — 3, 2021


Plenary with Asha Kanwar: Brave New World That Has Such Education Futures!

Covid-19 has disrupted education as never before in human history. As the world pivoted to technology almost overnight, it laid bare the glaring problems with our educational system. More than half the world’s population was on the wrong side of the digital divide and ‘the learning crisis’ was further exacerbated. Existing social and economic inequalities have become worse with girls and persons with disabilities likely to be further marginalized. Youth unemployment is at an all-time high and the changing nature of work will require a reorientation of how education is delivered. How can this crisis be converted into an opportunity? What are the education futures that we want? What will be the role of technology? How can we ensure that no one is left behind? The magnitude of the challenges demand concerted and collaborative action for a ‘brave new world…. Lets start at once!’


OEB speaker Paul Bacsich

Paul Bacsich

Professor of Practice for the University of West Indies Open Campus and consultant at Matic Media Ltd, UK


OEB speaker Asha Kanwar

Asha Kanwar

President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning, Canada