The oldest university in the English-speaking world will host an event next month on technology and the future of learning. Tech for Good:Future of Learning is a pre-event workshop taking place at the University of Oxford as part of the 8th World Literacy Summit programme.
Ending poverty and providing quality education for all are two of the UN Global Goals. To place where technology fits in the mission to deliver them, the World Literacy Foundation (WLF) is teaming up with Simbi to run the Tech for Good initiative on 5 April to showcase what it can do.
“The World Literacy Foundation believes that global literacy is necessary in the fight towards ending extreme poverty. What’s more, technology is a vehicle for information and when these tools are accessible to educators the world becomes one step closer to WLF’s goal,” the event website states. “The Tech for Good: Future of Learning event will explore the topics of digital literacy, eLearning, artificial intelligence, the power of educational technology and much more. This dynamic day will bring together companies, not for profit groups, educators, entrepreneurs, ed-tech and startups to unite the digital world, with literacy at the forefront.”
Tiina Neuvonen, thematic lead at the United Nations Tech Innovation Lab, is among the keynote speakers, with EdTech pioneers, including Sun Books, Sir Linkalot, His Hands Reader, Klik2Learn, and Blending by Design also part of the programme. Those attending the workshop can join interactive sessions to learn firsthand how technology is opening up a new world of educational possibilities. It is also an opportunity to see the latest innovations in the field, with six EdTech startups lined up to pitch their ideas to leading investors. The pre-summit workshop is being held at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, on 5 April. Register now.
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