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Global Learning Council Meeting and Symposium

Technology-Enhanced Learning in Asia: Promise and Challenges

April 12-13, 2016 | Singapore

Hosted by the National University of Singapore



The Global Learning Council convened its second meeting and symposium in Singapore from April 12-13, 2016.  Hosted by the National University of Singapore, the second GLC symposium featured sessions around the theme of “Technology-enhanced learning in Asia: Promises and Challenges.”

The meeting and symposium convened global leaders in the education, industry, government and non-profit sectors to share ideas, best-practices and discuss problems and solutions to some of the most important questions around the development and deployment of technology enhanced learning (TEL) to improve outcomes for all learners.

Sessions featured a combination of keynote speakers, technology demos and panels with significant Q&A and participant engagement around various topics, including:

  • Best practices in the development and deployment of TEL tools in higher education, including overcoming institutional barriers to adoption;
  • Consideration of cultural context and cross-cultural learning audiences when deploying TEL “at scale”;
  • Trends and examples of the “state of the art” in education technologies, with particular emphasis on those that leverage learning-science based principles to improve outcomes;

Participants included:

  • Yuichiro Anzai, President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Don Carlson, Education Director, Microsoft Asia Pacific
  • Lee Howell, Head of Global Programming, World Economic Forum
  • Ken Koedinger, Professor of Human Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ranga Krishnan, Chairman of the National Medical Research Council, Singapore; and Dean, Rush Medical College and Senior Vice President, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
  • Marsha Lovett, Director, Eberly Center for Teaching and Excellence, Teaching Professor of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ng Cher Pong, Chief Executive, Workforce Development Agency, Singapore
  • Andrew Rosen, Chairman and CEO, Kaplan Inc.
  • Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer, Kaplan Inc.
  • Subra Suresh, President, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Kathy Takayama, Associate Provost and Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Columbia University
  • Tan Chorh Chuan, President, National University of Singapore
  • Suzanne Walsh, Deputy Director, Post-Secondary Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


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