Origins of EdTech

Speaker: Mariana Ludmila Cortés, CEO, One Laptop Per Child

The term EdTech has become commonplace, particularly in recent years when digital technology is more available to children. Few people know its history and how it originated. Did you know that AI, the Maker Movement, the use of computers for education, and educational robotics have the same origin? How are these things related to learning beyond schooling, to philosophy, to Mathematics and Cognitive Science?

This presentation will expose the origins of educational technology and what was the vision of its impact on the world. Have we achieve this or are we far from what the original intention was? Mariana Ludmila, CEO of One Laptop per Child, will share the origins of this term and more.

Mariana Ludmila Cortés is the CEO of One Laptop Per Child, a non-profit organization which has provided more than 3 million laptops to children in developing countries. She has been nominated for the Excellent in Positive Change award by Global Thinkers Forum and is the founder of Edularity, a global hub of experts and researchers of knowledge, seeking a paradigm shift in traditional education.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting will be via Zoom video conference.

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Jun 09 2021


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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