First-ever Israel EdTech Summit brings a global reach

Debut event featured ed-tech entrepreneurs, educators, and more

The first-ever Israel EdTech Summit has just wrapped, bringing together a decidedly global group of educators, startup founders, and other critical stakeholders to discuss innovations in the future of ed-tech. The event, held June 8-9, took place at the Tel Aviv Cultural Center.

Throughout the two days, more than 500 attendees from around the world — including China, Brazil, Germany, and the United States — listened to panel discussions on topics such as personalized learning and big data, improving STEM education, and the role of capital in ed-tech investment success. Other sessions focused on closing the skill gap, bridging tech inequality among students, and building out a successful company.

The keynote was delivered by former president of Intel Israel Mooly Eden.…Read More

Ed-tech highlights from the ASU-GSV Summit

MOOCs fade to the background, and talk of an ed-tech bubble emerges at the ed-tech summit

summit-ASU-edtechCouldn’t make it to the ASU-GSV Education Innovation Summit this week? Hey, neither could we — but we’ve still got you covered.

Now in its fifth year, the summit brings together some of the biggest names in educational technology. Here are some of the highlights that came out of Scottsdale last week.

Where are the MOOCs?
This year, just one panel specifically focused on massive open online courses (MOOCs), a topic that had been of great interest at the event in recent years.…Read More