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Exploring Edtech at techweek2020

Techweek2020 is almost upon us (it begins next Monday) and there is a great line-up of EdTech, and education related events! This year’s programme is largely online, so you can enjoy it from the comfort of your couch. This provides a rare opportunity for people to join events regardless of geography.

EdTechNZ and the AI Forum are kicking off with two linked events on The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Future of Education. Part one on Techweek TV (4:30pm Monday 27 July) will set the scene and will be followed up with a panel event (4:30pm Thursday 30 July) which will delve deeper into the topic.

EdTechNZ is also offering a showcase of 24 of New Zealand’s emerging EdTech startup companies. 

Education New Zealand and EdTechNZ are running the event Physically distant, virtually connected – Recreating the NZ education experience online. This event asks how our international education industry can rapidly pivot to provide a New Zealand education experience in a virtual environment?

From Core Education we have Beyond the Triage: Harnessing the Power of Technology to Create a New Experience of Learning. This event explores the lessons we learned about the power of technology to support learning during Aotearoa New Zealand’s COVID responses.

Join AUT for Women in tech and educationIBM are hosting Rethinking traditional education and the future of learning and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise are hosting Lessons from Australia: How to succeed in EdTech.

For the full list, including all of the education-related events, head to the Techweek website. 

In other news, Education New Zealand, EdTechNZ and NZTech, have joined forces to maximise the benefits of EdTech in a post-COVID world.

COVID-19 has severely disrupted education in New Zealand and overseas. For EdTech companies, market conditions have undergone drastic change. Education providers have been severely affected by border closures, once healthy distribution channels are now in disarray, decimating the number of overseas students studying in New Zealand, and greatly curtailing traditional marketing activities. Solutions that perform well in remote learning environments have new relevance. New Zealand’s excellent performance as a country through the pandemic has raised our mana and improved awareness of Kiwi solutions. Economic disruption means that more learners will be available for and interested in further education. The project explores innovative approaches that will improve the prospects of our sector, enabling EdTech companies to better deliver products and services, as well as support institutions to thrive in the new normal.

Shane Kerr

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