Digital education for a strong recovery: A forward look

Agenda

All times refer to France’s time zone (CEST / GMT+2)

Day 1 :

8th June 2021
09:00 CEST - 11:30 CEST
Interactive Workshop: Future Education Scenarios (schooling)
You are invited to join an interactive workshop on digitalisation and the future of education. The workshop continues on the OECD’s work on strategic foresight, and is part of the Smart Data and Digital Technology in Education project. Participants are welcome to share their views and contribute to the OECD’s work on a ‘continuity’ and ‘disruptive’ scenario. This will be an interactive workshop during which active participation is requested (this workshop will be on Zoom and you will need to have your camera and microphone activated in order to participate).
14:00 CEST - 15:00 CEST
Building a framework for research on digital education worldwide
The application of new technologies for teaching and learning have far outstripped our evidence-based knowledge of what digital innovations and methodologies enable learning, why, and for whom. This session takes up this topic with leading scholars in digital education and technological innovation worldwide.
15:00 CEST - 16:00 CEST
Digital Education Policy: Perspectives from Chile, France, and the United States
The digitalisation of education is high on the agenda of many countries worldwide. Policy makers take a keen interest in the opportunities that digital technologies offer for education, and at the same time attempt to tackle the societal challenges that derive from it. In the policy discussions on Tuesday and Wednesday, policy experts from different OECD countries elaborate on their work to explain the most urgent matters in their country.
16:00 CEST - 17:00 CEST
Views from EdTech: trends and opportunities
The industry for educational technology (EdTech) has been on the rise for a longer time and experienced a boom during the Covid-19 pandemic. In the EdTech sessions on Tuesday and Thursday, entrepreneurs from EdTech companies give their say on what is currently happening in the market and what is important in their eyes to establish a valuable digital transformation in education.
17:00 CEST - 17:45 CEST
Q&A with Melanie Mitchell
This session will allow to understand better the promises and limitations of artificial intelligence, as well as what the big questions of the field currently are. An interview with Melanie Mitchell, University of Santa Fe.

Day 2 :

9th June 2021
09:00 CEST - 10:00 CEST
Digital Education Policy: Perspectives from Belgium, Hungary and Korea
The digitalisation of education is high on the agenda of many countries worldwide. Policy makers take a keen interest in the opportunities that digital technologies offer for education, and at the same time attempt to tackle the societal challenges that derive from it. In the policy discussions on Tuesday and Wednesday, policy experts from different OECD countries elaborate on their work to explain the most urgent matters in their country.
10:00 CEST - 11:00 CEST
Robots in Education: where are we at?
Social robots offer benefits to education that computer-based solutions do not. Their physical nature lends them to have real-world interactions with learners, and their increased social presence enhances learning outcomes. This session provides more insight on these opportunities, as well as the challenges to rolling out social robots in classrooms.
11:00 CEST - 11:30 CEST
Q&A with Nicol Turner Lee
This session will allow to understand better how to address possible biases of smart technologies, notably algorithmic bias. Interview with Nicol Turner Lee, Brookings Institution, United States.
12:00 CEST - 13:00 CEST
Digital Education Policy: ministerial perspectives
This session contains a panel discussion with three (former) education ministers that are known for their keen interest and engagement in the digital agenda in education.
13:30 CEST - 14:00 CEST
Q&A with Ryan Baker
This session will allow to discuss the big questions of digital technology in education with the scientific advisor and co-author of the publication “Digital Education Outlook”.
14:00 CEST - 15:00 CEST
Improving educational equity and inclusion with technology
Cutting edge technologies aim to support the development of children with special learning needs, and digital solutions for early warning systems for school dropout keep improving. This session elaborates on what digital technologies can do for equity in schools and inclusive education.
15:00 CEST - 16:00 CEST
Smart Classrooms: supporting teachers with data analytics
What does the classroom of the future look like? And what can data do for teachers? This session provides more insight on these questions and the possibilities of classroom analytics for real-time teacher support and student engagement.
16:00 CEST - 17:00 CEST
Towards a new generation of assessment
Educational games have a strong potential to improve the quality of testing, and will allow us to assess complex skills in the future. In this session participants learn more about how educational games can supplement traditional tests, and what their specific advantages are.
17:00 CEST - 18:00 CEST
Teacher Spotlight: Innovating music teaching with digital tools
In this session, teachers will talk about how digital technology can make music education more creative and engaging for students (and themselves).

Day 3 :

10th June 2021
10:00 CEST - 11:00 CEST
11:00 CEST - 12:00 CEST
Views from EdTech: trends and opportunities
The industry for educational technology (EdTech) has been on the rise for a longer time and experienced a boom during the Covid-19 pandemic. In the EdTech sessions on Tuesday and Thursday, entrepreneurs from EdTech companies give their say on what is currently happening in the market and what is important in their eyes to establish a valuable digital transformation in education.
12:00 CEST - 13:00 CEST
AI in society: Interdisciplinary perspectives from the OECD
The OECD is involved in several interesting projects with regard to the rise of digital technologies. Experts from different OECD directorates discuss their work and the importance of pushing the digital agenda forth.
13:00 CEST - 14:00 CEST
Learning analytics at the organisation and system level
This session focuses on the opportunities and challenges of AI and learning analytics for specifically higher education. How can educational institutions successfully integrate learning analytics in their organisational change approach?
14:00 CEST - 15:00 CEST
Perspectives from the European Union, OECD, UNESCO, and the World Bank
This session contains a dialogue between high representatives of the OECD, UNESCO, World Bank, and European Union about the future of learning and the importance of digitalisation.
15:00 CEST - 17:30 CEST
Interactive Workshop: Future Education Scenarios (higher education)
You are invited to join an interactive workshop on digitalisation and the future of higher education. The workshop continues on the OECD’s work on strategic foresight, and is part of the Smart Data and Digital Technology in Education project. Participants are welcome to share their views and contribute to the OECD’s work on a ‘continuity’ and ‘disruptive’ scenario. This will be an interactive workshop during which active participation is requested (this workshop will be on Zoom and you will need to have your camera and microphone activated in order to participate)
15:00 CEST - 16:00 CEST
Blockchain and the new credential ecosystem
This session goes in-depth on the use of blockchain in education. Blockchain technology holds a promise to eliminate fraud with credentialing records, and to facilitate the movement of students and workers between institutions and geographies, as well as to empower individuals by giving them increased control over their own data.
16:00 CEST - 17:00 CEST
Personalisation of learning
Digital technologies hold a promise for the future of personalised learning, thanks to adaptive learning and intelligent tutoring systems, educational games and other applications, as well as for improving student engagement and social and emotional learning skills. This session goes in-depth on the opportunities that technologies offer in this field.
17:00 CEST - 18:00 CEST
COVID-19: lessons for digital education
During the lockdown and the closing of schools, teachers, governments and other stakeholders worked hard to guarantee the continuity of education. This session brings together interesting lessons from the pandemic related to technology, including the use of many low tech solutions.
18:00 CEST - 18:25 CEST
Q&A with Andrew Ng
This session will allow to discuss the big questions of digital technology in education with: • Andrew Ng, VP & Chief Scientist of Baidu; Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of Coursera; and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University, United States Moderator: Andreas Schleicher, Director, Directorate for Education and Skills (EDU)