Bett Podcast Series

After a successful series leading to Bett 2020, the What Matters in EdTech series produced by The EdTech Podcast is back, this time with a focus on all things global. This series drills in on what matters in education as well as how and when technology might help.

Keep your ears peeled for more podcasts to come!

Podcast #2 - MEA edition

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Our second episode is "What Matters in Edtech Middle East and Africa" which invites guests working in the region, to explore some of the particular opportunities and challenges of education locally. We will focus on some projects and places, highlighting the nuances between countries, systems, cultures and implementation of learning technologies focused on learner outcome and support. We will also look at how schools and colleges have adapted as Coronavirus shifts usual teaching, learning practices and communication.

The episode also features a 17-year-old student on why the youth will drive change in education, a charity supporting teaching and learning access for refugees, and the principal of a school on keeping calm and carrying on during lockdown.

Guests on this episode include:

  • Sophie Bailey | Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast

  • Linah Anyango | Teacher and ICT integration Coordinator at Regis school Runda, GEMS Education and Global Teacher Prize 2020 Nominee

  • Dr Sonia Ben Jafaar, CEO, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education

  • Aastha Das | Founder and CEO at InnoYouth

  • Atif Mahmood, Founder and CEO, Teacherly
  • Kai Vacher, Principal, British School Muscat


Podcast #1 - Asia Edition

Supported by our Platinum Sponsor

In unprecedented times we are becoming increasingly reliant on technology to keep us connected with work, learning and our loved ones. In this first episode we discuss what tools and pedagogies our guest speakers are utilising to best serve their students in the here and now, and also prepare Asia’s youth for the connected digital world in the long-term? And just how has COVID-19 expedited or frustrated these strategies in the region.

Guests on this episode include:

  • Chris Jeffery | Chief Academic Officer, British University Vietnam - on investing in distance learning 

  • Christian Jones, Strategy and Planning for Z Remote Boost by HP

  • David Hollands, Education Strategy Manager Asia Pacific and Japan, HP

  • Dr. Sumitra Nair | Vice-President at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) - on the importance of partnerships to support digital skills developmen​t
  • Dr. Fridolin Ting | Teaching Fellow in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University - on active learning and tips with online learning after 4 months totally online

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