#EdTech is somehwat of a trending topic in education these days. Everybody seems to have gotten wind of opportunities that lie within education and everybody seems to wanting to cash in on that. Unfortunately not everyone involved in Education Technology is in it for the right reasons. This is why events like the Startup Weekend Education and others are from great value to give up and coming educators, techies or anyone else who wants to make a change a chance to shine.
Having organized several Startup Weekend Education events (Bangkok & ASEAN) in the region, being involved in Southeast Asian higher education for more than five years and running EdTechWorld.org one thing became apparent: Educational & technological revolutions and disruptions are also happening here - but on a different level and at a different pace.
This talk is going to highlight what is happening in the EdTech space in (Southeast) Asia. Looking at big players but also at disruptive start-ups and student led initiatives. From Microsoft's efforts of getting involved over China's booming EdTech sector to Thailand's leading app for primary schools Taam Kru. We will look at different success stories, developments but also discuss failures and issues that simply won't be resolved.
Eventually this talk tries to inspire, raise issues, connect passionate people in education and maybe even lead towards solving some of #EdTech's biggest issues.