Dalia's Book | Romania | http://carteadaliei.ro
Share a short description about your company:
We are improving the quality of the learning process, making it more motivating, more attractive and adaptable to the specific needs of each child. Our mission is to involve technology in education for all children. Education based on technology means progress, both economically and socially.
What are the key trends you believe have the power to transform the way we learn?
Micro-learning. We've always been learning like this, but I saw an emphasis on it in the last years. In the future we will learn in less formal environments and technology like mobile apps or games are great at facilitating this.
The theme of EdTechXEurope 2018 is ‘Eternally Learning’. What does eternal learning mean to you?
We're basically always learning, even when we do not know we are learning. We're learning from books, tv shows or the technology that we use. For me eternal learning means having the skill to always adapt and learn how to do new things. I see this more and more in my day to day job and I believe that this is a critical skill that the new generation needs to learn.
What should the rest of the world learn about EdTech in your country?
We're struggling with a very old continuously transforming education system. Teachers are very traditional, they do not use technology and a lot of them are actually affraid of it. ICT is now a maandatory subject starting from middle school but teachers are not properly trained and computer labs have very old, unusable hardware. Students need tech education though, and there are a lot of organizations that implement programs to address this issue, from popular activities like Hour of Code or donating 3D Printers to schools to more daring ones such as training teachers to use mobile games in class, like Dalia's Book does.
Why is it important for all players in the EdTech ecosystem to continuously connect, network and learn from each other?
Because one might have certain issues in his or her own context that have already been solved by someone else. Connecting, networking and learning from each other makes each of us respond better to the challenges that we face in our own environments.
How does your current role allow you to make a difference to education and learning space?
Being a technologist, I was always looking for opportunities to use what I was good at to fix world problems. Technology had a big impact in my life and it opened a lot of doors for me, so three years ago I decided to create an organization that brings tech to kids in the place where they need it the most: school.
When you think about joining London EdTech Week and EdTechXEurope Summit this year, what are you looking forward to?
I want to see where other countries are regarding EdTech, what they are doing, what the trends are and apply the things that I learn in addressing the specific issues that exist in Romania.
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