By Israel Afolabi
The World Bank supported overseas study tour to the United States is currently taking place. The programme will hold between 20th and 26th August 2017.
Below we have the list of participants at the World Bank Seminar which is ongoing in San Jose Silicon Valley USA. The state of Osun SUBEB chairman is leading a high powered delegation.
About the Program
Technology and innovation are engines of economic growth. In advanced economies, studies confirm the direct impact of technological innovation on job creation and economic growth. In education, access to global knowledge and learning has been made possible through latest innovations in education delivery and education technology systems. Leveraging these resources can benefit developing countries in expanding access to education, improving learning outcomes and in addressing specific challenges that reduce the efficiency of their educational system. Acquiring global knowledge on cutting-edge innovations and emerging trends can promote the creation, absorption and adaptation of advanced and relevant technologies -unlocking path-breaking opportunities that can fuel transformational growth needed to increase economic gains, improve social equity and enhance global competitiveness.
This program will introduce participants to and interact with the global leaders in education technology based in Silicon Valley, California, USA- Google, Coursera, Udemy, Stanford University Center for Professional Studies, Linked-In and Lynda.com technology companies blazing the trail in cutting-edge innovations that impact the education industry worldwide.
Participants will earn from the strategic initiatives of these technology giants who are transforming the education landscape through their innovations in increasing global access to education, knowledge and learning.
- Gain a deeper understanding of existing education technology innovations and how developing countries can benefit to improve access, equity and quality of education.
- Generate ideas on how education technology innovations can be used given its relevance and applicability to the participant’s country context and education needs.
Full coverage next week.