This session was held Thursday, 21 April via Zoom. Watch the video above or use the links below to jump to a specific topic or question.
2:36 The Socially Connected Teacher – Ross Morrison McGill
16:43 Evidence for EdTech – Iman Beoku-Betts
29:43 Adapting to the future with practice sets – Genevieve Stahl
44:41 The Cambridge Teacher Research Exchange – Patrick Carmichael and Alison Twiner
1:00:15 Do you think it’s harder for someone to establish an online presence now than it was previously?
1:04:00 How does the EdTech Hub define evidence?
1:05:45 When students get stuck or lose confidence, are you using AI?
1:06:33 What opportunities are there to bring together academics, practitioners, and potentially industry, to address challenges in education?
1:11:25 Are there any plans to allow instructional designers and programmers to work with expert teachers on pedagogy?
1:13:30 How is revenue generated by blogging?
1:18:15 Issues of safeguarding, the Internet, and EdTech
1:19:15 How can developed nations continue to support low-income countries in digital education?
Countless EdTech platforms aim to connect teachers, students, or parents and carers, usually within a class group or school. DEFI looks at a new generation of platforms to understand how they may connect people across organisations and even around the world. Our panellists will explore opportunities to advance research, dialogue, inclusivity, and more through advances in the capabilities and application of technology.
Analyst (Open Dev. & Ed.) and Co-Country Lead (EdTech Hub)
Ross Morrison McGill
Teacher Trainer and Author, @TeacherToolkit
Product Manager, Google for Education
Dr Alison Twiner
Research Associate, Camtree
Managing director, Camtree
Dr Peter Dudley
Head of EdTech Solutions, Cambridge Univ. Press and Assessment
About the panellists
Ross Morrison McGill
Insights from 16 Million Teachers
How I started my blog, why, the ups and downs and what I’m currently doing…
- What EdTech Hub is, what we do and where we work
- How and why EdTech Hub was formed
- How EdTech Hub has evolved and grown since it was created
- What’s next for EdTech Hub
- Learn Google for Education’s mission and where we’re headed
- Get a demo of practice sets, Google Classroom’s unreleased new adaptive learning feature
- Hear what has been a surprise and what has gone as expected for me while working on education at Google
Dr. Patrick Carmichael
Patrick Carmichael is Managing Director of Camtree. Originally a school teacher, he has worked in teacher education and education research, and has particular interests in the role of digital technologies in education systems. As Head of Evaluation at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies from 2005-2008, and then as Professor of Educational Research at Liverpool John Moores University, he directed a number of projects that explored the potential of the semantic web (‘Web 3.0’) and linked data technologies to enhance teaching, learning and research.
He was then Professor of Teacher Education and Director of Research Development at the University of Bedfordshire until 2018. His most recent research has explored how higher education systems might respond to the changing world of work.
Dr Alison Twiner
Dr Alison Twiner is a Research Associate with the DEFI CamTREE team, based at Hughes Hall. She has keen research and development interests in the educational use of various digital technologies; supporting effective communication in teaching and learning interactions; and supporting teachers’ developing pedagogy. Alison is a member of the Faculty of Education’s Cambridge Educational Dialogue Research Group (CEDiR), and associated TechCEDiR.
Alison joined Hughes Hall in 2021 when she was based in the Faculty of Education, engaged in two research and development projects working to support and embed links between the world of work and secondary education: Virtual Internships, and Gaming2Development.