EduData Summit 2021 Virtual Conference and Exhibition
Theme: Access Education: Building an Inclusive and Sustainable EduData Pipeline
8-11 June 2021
The deadline to submit your proposal is 13 April 2021
Proposals will be evaluated on how well they fit within the theme and applicants will be informed about the outcome of the evaluation by 20 April 2021
2020 was the year of digital learning. But while it showcased a new era for education, it also highlighted and exacerbated the digital divide and technology inequalities on both ends of the edudata pipeline. Students and educators faced barriers in navigating the new normal. To achieve the UN’s SDGs, education access must be widened in terms of participation and in meaningfully understanding data and trends. The 2021 EDS will consider how educators can use data to understand policies’ impact and work towards goals for improved learning outcomes.
Tracks and Topics
Institutions boast centuries of academic experience, but many educators say they experience barriers or are unable to navigate online delivery and understand data inputs and outputs. With their knowledge left underused or unutilized, a substantial amount of expertise is not available for community and student benefit. What can edudata tell us about the educator’s journey? How can educators be helped in providing access to their knowledge? What opportunities are available to better disseminate edudata competence and where are the leaders in the field?
MOOCs, flipped classrooms, micro-credentials, and artificial intelligence are disrupting the education delivery space and creating new forms of learning. As more content creators come online and learners look for better ways to study, capacity to build, house, deliver, and consume education must continue to change. What does data tells us about educators’ and students’ needs? What is the role of edudata in identifying gaps and opportunities to house content in new and innovative ways? How are consumption habits changing and why?
Educational opportunities are increasing exponentially, but students, especially from under-represented backgrounds and emerging countries face barriers in accessing it. As the final stakeholder in the education development journey, the success of the work to grow and expand knowledge and expertise requires their participation. How can edudata identify the gaps? What does the data show and where does it need to develop further? What solutions are available in bridging gaps for underrepresented groups?