Session: Technology in Education: Playing a responsible role
Technology plays a key role in defining how we socialize, work, travel and even learn. But has it attained its maximum potential especially when it comes to access and inclusion in education, primarily around including women? The heavy influence of technology on our society puts a larger onus on edtech players to design technology responsibly- considering inclusion, ethics and access. In this session, we will reflect on the larger vision of why technology was initially introduced in education (such as MOOCs) to bridge the digital divide, increase access and quality and how can this be achieved by aligning incentives of key players in the sector (teachers, policymakers, industry and technologists).
- 1) Role of Technology in society
- 2) Need for aligning incentives in Education Technology
Shefali is a Learning Designer who has worked previously in the education space across classroom teaching, policy and technology domain. She is passionate about assisting institutions in using technology for learning and development, and making online learning more accessible, engaging and outcome-focused. She has been a Teach for India fellow, part of a global movement to address educational inequity in the world. She is currently pursuing her master's in Education and Technology from the University College London.
Salwa Mahmoud Abuzeed is a Chemistry lecturer, Motivational Speaker, and Ambassador at WomenTech Makers.