Welcome to the second episode of the GLOBAL edition of our What Matters in Edtech Series, our podcast collaboration with Bett. This podcast series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help.
Thanks to Bett for supporting the series, to Teacherly for sponsoring this week’s episode and to the wonderful Sam Wheeler for leading on interviews while Sophie grapples with her Quaranteenie baby.
What's in this episode?
In this episode, we focus on the Middle East and Africa; you'll hear about the role of tech and community in supporting refugee learning, careers opportunities for girls, flexible working and teacher professional development, and truly hybrid online learning. We are in Dubai, Oman, Kenya and across the UAE.
You can follow the conversation using #edtechpod and #BettMEA
- Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
- Sam Wheeler, Presenter at The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @SamanthaRose83
- Aastha Das, Founder and CEO at InnoYouth, a young passionate entrepreneur & tech-savvy innovator | Twitter: @aasthadas0510
- Linah Anyango, Teacher and ICT integration Coordinator at Regis school Runda, Gems Education and Global Teacher Prize 2020 Nominee | Twitter: @YLnhanyango
- Kai Vacher, Principal, British School Muscat | Twitter: @PrincipalMuscat
- Dr Sonia Ben Jafaar, CEO, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education | Twitter: @SB4Edu
- Atif Mahmood, Founder and CEO, Teacherly | Twitter:
Show Notes and References
Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.
Episode Time Stamps
- 3:30 - Kai Vacher Intro
- 12:00 - Aastha Das Intro
- 19:00 - Linah Anyango Intro
- 28:00 - This episode is titled "What Matters in Edtech Middle East and Africa"; What would you say are the defining characteristics of education in the MEA region as you see it?
- 33:00 - Dr. Sonia Ben Jafaar
- 35:00 - Working with Industry
- 38:00 \ 1:00 - As we record this, we are in the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak; how has this affected your work, that of your colleagues, parents, students. Are there any positives to come out of the situation; what do you think will be long term and what more short-lived?
- 55:00 - Atif Mahmood Intro
- 79:00 - What books, resources, people, projects or students are you most inspired by?
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