Matching education to reality
This is a series of blogs I'll be posting reflecting to my trip to N-Korea (NK) this September. This headline popped into my head after reading today's paper about reality check about education getting you ready for todays reality. All our kids are going to be entrepreneurs and at least in Finland this is not taken very seriously and education is focusing on making the best in tests. I know in Asia it's all about getting prepared to tests. So how far are our so called success
Boy and the Story of trying
Once there was a little red dot. At the beginning, things were tough and uncertain. But whenever she felt like giving up, she sang "The Song of Try". A story by Dylan Soh http://bigreddot.sg
Congratulation for making Slush Singapore a very enjoyable one. Panel discussion about why change in education is not happening was one of the most fruitful ones to me. In many countries current stakeholders rule and are unwilling to give up steady cash flow, digital reality for example in next door Indonesia is far from ready and globally teacher training is recognised as a main problem. About replacing teachers statement "Every teacher who can be replaced by technology, sho
New exciting EdTech ideas join the xEdu accelerator in HELSINKI, the first of its kind in the world.
Last week I joined the first presentations of the latest companies to have made it through to the xEdu accelerator program, these were the top 12 companies selected from over 100 applicants, there are some very innovative ideas and products, great to see these. The areas covered by the teams span a number of educational aspects, 3D Design / Printing ,VR / 360 Video , Assessment & Evaluation , Music Education, Social Emotional Learning / Animation , IT solutions for the Early