TECHNICAL SESSION

PROGRAM

TECHNICAL SESSION

Technical session will comprise industry experts sharing their business insight and motivating the audience from the corporate sector.
Deepen your knowledge and expand your insight through Q&A during the session!
※ Available for 2 consecutive days

11/24
Technical Day 1

TECHNICAL SESSION 1

“4IR and the Future of Special Education”

Complex integral services provided with an analog system, have brought forth inefficiency in equally providing the services. Unfortunately, it is still true for our children with disabilities that they are frustrated from enjoying the same range of SMART education opportunities from those others.

With the Fourth Industrial Revolution, expected to set the platform for providing advantageous services to everyone equally, will the time come for all those who seek for the services be able to enjoy their own special, personalized programs?

With such expectation, we will be forecasting the present and the future for childhood education during this lecture, “4IR and the Future of Special Education”.

TECHNICAL SESSION 2

“Smart Special Education for Children with Disabilities”

Technological innovations are often not equally accessible to everyone. If SMART technology were to take the role to embrace the difference and fight discrimination, its effort should be put foremost on the development of the advanced tools for special education.

During this lecture, we will be hearing about the ways to lower the barrier within our society through SMART learning and communication.

TECHNICAL SESSION 3

Business Case Study: “Education Startup ENUMA”

Used in over 1,300 US Classrooms, app ranking #1 on AppStore, “Best Family-friendly App” on Google, won Semi-Finalist on XPRIZE

Enuma was selected semi-finalist on the Global Learning XPRIZE competition organized by the US XPRIZE Foundation in collaboration with UNESCO and the Tanzanian government. The competition calls for open-sourced education solutions for children in underdeveloped countries, and Enuma won over 197 other companies with its entry Kitkit School, a tablet-based app for children in Pre-K through 2nd grade that teaches basic literacy and math.

Todo math is now used in over 1,300 classrooms in the US as part of their school curriculum and its mobile application is globally recognized as one of the best math apps for children.

Enuma will share with us their company history, vision, major challenges, and insights to encourage and motivate startups.

TECHNICAL SESSION 4

Business Case Study

TECHNICAL SESSION 5

“Vietnamese Start-up Market Environment and the Future of Edutech”

Vietnam, quickly evolving to become Asia’s latest business hot spot, is now investing its resources to startup business development.

During the session, we will learn about the future of business development in Vietnam including Edutech from Vietnamese startup business expert. Along the way, you’ll also be able to examine your business potential in the market.

EDUTECH SUMMIT 2017

“EDUTECH SUMMIT 2017 – In collaboration with ETSA”

Edutech Long-Term Strategy: Collective Intelligence and Business Innovation

Track 1. Becoming a global enterprise leading in Edutech industry:  The current state of Edutech and challenges in the future

Track 2. Future Strategy fit for an Edutech CEO: What direction to take and case studies

Track 3. Working together for the growth of Edutech: Can participants of the Edutech Forum work as a team to create the platform for innovation? If so, what measures can be taken to cooperate?

Placing itself at the epicenter of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), Edutech leads change by bringing together old and new technologies in education. The focal point of interest from not only the government but also from industries, schools, and other educational institutions, the term “Edutech” has now become the icon for innovation in education. As “Edutech” becomes more well-known to the public, forums and conferences that share Edutech’s innovations have become largely available, however, such events do little to improve the actual growth of industries in Edutech.

The Edutech Summit 2017 provides a place to encourage conversation about the current attitude towards future education and growth in Edutech industries by inviting innovators at the forefront of the industry. Especially to note will be the debate on the forum participants’ out-of-the-box business strategies, its possibilities, and action plan.

11/25
Technical Day 2

TECHNICAL SESSION 1

“Maker Education, Present and Future”

Nurturing children to become a well-adept adult in the 4th Industrial Revolution has become the crucial issue in today’s education innovation.
Maker education, when implicated, creates immersion that leads to an enhanced learning effect, maximized sense of accomplishment, and is a motivator of self-education.

Maker education is known to maximize children’s feeling of accomplishment by adopting discovery-based teaching techniques: By stimulating their curiosity, children are self-motivated to acquire more skills and knowledge by themselves.
As a result, maker education has been successfully developing and improving children’s creativity and expertise.

The session will include topics the difference between maker education to those conventional, the true essence of the education, and the possibility of the model as an alternative education model.

TECHNICAL SESSION 2

“Maker Education in China: Creativity Development”

The development of 3D printer and different types of sensors along with the spread of open source culture, have provided an environment where people can create their own custom devices. The Maker Movement that began out of curiosity and excitement, is now promoting innovation throughout the society.

In China, a number of profit-making ‘hardware’ startups have sprung up, setting the new, unconventional educational model to the society. Educational revolution in China was possible due to the network global educational communities, which enabled China to learn and respond to the global education trend. The Chinese government is now funding for the development of programming and robot education under the name of ‘science education dissemination’ and is striving to improve creativity among their children.

What will we need to prepare to have the Korean society absorb the maker culture  openly in 2018? I want to talk about the reasons and strategies in China that have been able to spread in a short period of time.

TECHNICAL SESSION 3

“Maker Education and Maker School”

Maker space is an educational space where children can realize their ideas and imaginations into an actual output. However, its installation and operation are often hindered by budget and space limitation, administrative problems, and so on.

Is there an alternative institution where teachers may be able to nurture ‘Young Makers’ without those problems mentioned above? Through this lecture, we will learn about the ways to create and operate a maker space with small budget. Fancy lab with MakerBus, 3D Printer, Laser Cutter is not always necessary.

TECHNICAL SESSION 4

“NURI Curriculum: Implications for Implementation of Korea’s National Early Childhood Curriculum”

With the dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence, education is evolving from the outcome-based approach to experience and competency based teaching and learning.

Starting in 70 years, along with the major educational policy reform in regular school courses and entrance examination policy, Korean government introduced the Nuri curriculum as a national curriculum in 2012 for all children aged 3-5 in both kindergartens and childcare centers. The curriculum aims to promote holistic development of children aged 3-5 and establish overarching principles for becoming responsible citizens of the society.

The Korea government, in search of methods for building comprehensive approaches to resolve the disparities between kindergartens and childcare centers and for integrating ECEC system in a way that ensures a higher level of quality than ever before, have announced their Five-Year Plan in investing in improving the quality of the program by 2017.

Their Five-Year Plan includes development of performance indicators to ensure education quality, which is expected to have a huge impact within the education society.

The session will highlight some of the major issues relating to the educational reform now happening in Korea.

TECHNICAL SESSION 5

“2018 Educare Leaders Forum Best Brand Award: Top 5 Childhood Coding Education Brand”