The Global EdTech Landscape & Future Models for Digital Learning
Date Friday, Nov 25 Time – Room Pavillon
This interactive Spotlight Talk will provide an overview of global EdTech trends and investment, identify the new models and innovations that have emerged through COVID, and what we are likely to see in education and training as the world returns to a ‘new normal’.
New ways of working have accelerated major shifts to online, blended and hybrid learning, with broader acceptance of new credentials and business models at the nexus of learning and work. The session will deep dive into alternative credentials, the size and shape of the market, key players, and how governments, employers and traditional education providers are responding.
At the same time, the last few years have provided an opportunity to re-think core elements of the learning process, from social and interactive learning, to new forms of assessment and authentic learning experiences. The session will unpack how immersive technology is being used in higher education and workforce training, the role of blockchain technology in new approaches to assessment, and how artificial intelligence might well become a teacher's best friend.
- Insight into the global EdTech trends driving change in education and training.
- Understanding of how new credentials will impact post-secondary education.
- Practical examples of how XR, blockchain and AI are impacting education and learning today.
Co-CEO, HolonIQ, Australia
Maria is Co-CEO of HolonIQ, the world's leading platform for impact intelligence. HolonIQ’s intelligence platform is shaping the global impact economy, accelerating social and economic outcomes around the world. Prior to HolonIQ, Maria led digital learning futures for a global education company, envisioning new futures for education through investment and research into the future of learning.
Maria has worked in public and private higher education for over 20 years in the APAC region specializing in transforming education through technology. Maria has built and led global innovation teams, driving innovation in curriculum, teaching and the student experience in over 50 countries.
Co-CEO, HolonIQ, United States of America
Patrick Brothers is Co-CEO of HolonIQ, the global impact intelligence platform. Patrick is a longstanding member of the B20 and World Economic Forum Education and Employment Task Force and is passionate about transforming the way the world learns.
Prior to HolonIQ, Patrick held a variety of senior appointments in mission focused public-private roles including Education, Infrastructure and Defense across Asia, Europe and North America.
Patrick holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of New South Wales and is a graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon.
Solutions Specific Knowledge Leader, NTT Data, Spain
Ildiko has 25 years of professional practice in the field of open education and e-learning. In the frames of 50+ 50K-15M€ EU funded projects, 30+ international conferences and over 100 smaller scale thematic workshops and seminars, she closely observed and engaged in policy dialogues, professional academic collaborations and practice exchange, actively contributing to the modernisation of European Higher Education and education technology in general.
Her current professional focus, most specifically via the implementation of the European Digital Credentials for Learning (EDC), is on supporting the development and uptake of innovative solutions in the field of knowledge, skill and competence documentation and recognition.