At Democratizing Education: The Future of Global EdTech, 200 students, faculty, and education industry experts enthusiastically engaged with international perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of educating the planet.
EdTech Founders: Global Perspectives
Entrepreneurs from four continents discuss how innovative ideas, motivated entrepreneurs and progressive policies are disrupting antiquated school systems across the globe.
Anna Laura Schmidt, EdTech @ Fundação Lemann (Moderator)
Kago Kagichiri, CEO & Co-Founder, Eneza Education in Kenya
César Wedemann, CEO, QEdu in Brazil
Pranav Kothari, Co-Founder, Mindspark in India
Miriam Altman, CEO & Co-Founder, Kinvolved in US
Keynote: Yin Lu, VP of International at Khan Academy
Khan Academy has a mission of providing a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere – a tall order considering that each country presents its own structural, political, and cultural challenges. In her keynote Yin Lu, Vice President of International at Khan Academy, laid out the realities of adapting resources for each country and noted that recognizing local needs and implementing changes in the technology can lead to huge gains in engagement.
Read about the event here.