The First International Conference EdCrunch dedicated to new educational technologies will be held October 17-18 in Moscow, Russia. The conference will be attended by the founders and directors of the leading educational platforms – Daphne Koller (Coursera), Anant Agarwal (edX), Hans Klepper (Iversity), Sotiris Makrygiannis (Eliademy), as well as the head of Knewton headquarters in Europe Charlie Harrington and other experts.
During EdCrunch teachers, startups, venture capitalists, government officials and managers in the sphere of education will discuss the massive open online courses (MOOC), gamification, adaptive and mixed learning, application of Big Data, and research achievements in the field of digital pedagogy. “New educational technologies do not just represent tools for learning, they can become a catalyst for change in the whole education system, – says the program director of the conference, publisher of Edutainme.ru, Vladimir Sinelnikov. – We want to combine completely different professionals: teachers, designers, entrepreneurs, managers, developers and investors – all of whom should participate in the development of new educational technologies.”
The conference organizers believe that the event will spark up a research in the field of digital pedagogy in Russia and will help to formulate new educational standards that will take into account the impact of modern technology. Within the framework of the conference, a hackathon for educational projects and a Start-up Alley will be organized, enabling the participants to receive a valuable expert feedback on their ideas.
The conference is held by the National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”, the center of technological entrepreneurship Digital October and the online magazine about new educational technologies Edutainme.ru, supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
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