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What do you like about your role?

Being able to create, design and transform - and shaping the future for education for millions of students

 Share three predictions on the future of Edtech.

  • EdTech will be everywhere.
  • EdTech as the infrastructure for education will play a key role in making education equally accessible for people across all nations and cultures - a basis for peace and prosperity
  • EdTech needs to transform into a shared good.

What technologies do you believe have the potential to transform the education industry?

AI, Augmented Reality, and the Open Adoption Software concept

As we are celebrating out 5th anniversary of EdTechXEurope, we are looking at the key trends over the past 5 years in edtech. What would you say have been the key areas of change that are impacting edtech today? Anything unexpected that surprised you? Trends that were overhyped and never met their expected potential?

The relatively slow speed, in which EdTech actually developed, surprised me.

So far, the hyped MOOCs didn't fulfill the expectations. As per today, we are far from proper digitalization in education and in the future AI and augmented reality will most likely bring a massive boost.

Why is it important for all players in the edtech ecosystem to continuously connect, network and learn from each other?

We can only be effective, if we join forces and share what we achieved. For increasing the pace and providing learners easier, faster access.

"Creating the 10th social network app for the classroom won't leverage education."

When you think about joining EdTechXEurope this year, what are you looking forward to? What makes you excited about our event in London?

Learning about what's happening in EdTech and meeting the people that essentially shape our future.

Join Kirsten and our 100+ thought leader speakers at EdTechXEurope 2017 on 20 - 21st June 2017 - reserve your place now >> 

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