EduTECH Philippines 2017

Senator Bam Aquino to discuss future of Filipino education at the inaugural EduTECH Philippines 2017

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3 February – On 21 February at SMX Convention Center, Manila, EduTECH Philippines 2017 will kickoff with an opening address on the future of education by Guest-of-Honor, Senator Paolo Benigno ‘Bam’ Aquino IV, one of Philippine’s most influential educational advocates. Also presenting will also be a keynote on The learning revolution you can’t afford to miss by Dr. Gary Stager, …

Brainly

Press Release: Brainly to focus on giving PH students a ‘more personalized’ learning experience

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Brainly, the world’s largest student-powered social learning community, today made several announcements. The company has partnered with Rutgers University after raising $15 million from Naspers to focus on new product development in 2017. Brainly is set to optimize towards a ‘more personalized’ learning and user experience with a goal to accommodate the needs of individual students. These updates will not …

Workshop

Choose your workshop at EduTECH Philippines 2017

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There is nothing like a conference for gaining a wide range of inspiring, useful and provoking content in a short period of time. Nevertheless, there are some topics that deserve a more in-depth approach not possible within the traditional structure of a conference programme. With this in mind we are excited to be able to announce that on 20th February, …

Senator Bam Aquino

BREAKING: Senator Bam Aquino confirmed as EduTECH Philippines Guest of Honour

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It is with great excitement that we confirm the participation of Senator Bam Aquino, Chair of the Philippine Senate Education, Arts and Culture Committee, as our Guest of Honour for the inaugural EduTECH Asia 2017 conference and exhibition. On 21st February at 09:00 Senator Bam Aquino will take the stage in front of a packed auditorium of leading educators from …

Technologies

Embracing classroom technologies: the challenges and the rewards

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Technology solutions, services and applications for the classroom are being introduced so rapidly that staying up-to-date can be a challenge. Who is responsible in your institution for assessing new products and deciding if those are worthy of being introduced? Do you occasionally meet resistance from staff who do not see the value of new technologies in the classroom or who …

Future

The future of traditional university education

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Hear the word “University” and you imagine classic brick buildings, steeped in history, centres of learning, their sole purpose to educate the next generation of thought leaders. But traditional universities need to reinvent themselves to stay relevant, they need to review courses, pedagogy, facilities and access to ensure they are truly providing a 21st century education. We have been speaking …

21st century

Current learners, future skills: preparing for the 21st century workplace

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It is hard to imagine what skills our children will need when they eventually join the workforce in 15 or 20 years time. One thing is clear however, they will need to be more qualified, have more experience and be more technologically savvy than even today’s school leavers. In this increasingly global marketplace how can educators really ensure that students …

International

International education: do the benefits outweigh the costs?

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Increasingly, high school students are looking internationally for their university education with the US, Australia and the UK among the most popular destinations. Reasons cited for studying abroad range from achieving qualifications from top class universities to gaining access to and work experience with the world’s largest employers. We have been discussing the pros and cons of gaining an international …

STEM

The critical challenge of growing STEM education in the Philippines

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The debate surrounding the lack of science, technology, engineering & maths trained professionals seems to be taking place in every country across the globe. The arguments range from there being a shortage in the number of teachers, graduates and researchers to the problem being insufficient relevant and interesting jobs for those that pursue that academic route. In fact certain recent studies …

Network

Growing a network and increasing collaboration

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For the last five years, Miriam College has been the Secretariat of the Asian University Digital Resource Network (AUDRN). Dr Maria Lourdes Quisumbing-Baybay, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of the College of Arts and Sciences, was appointed the first Director of the network and presided over its expansion to 21 institutions across  Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. As Dr Maria hands over …