Google, Amazon open online education world fair for the digital age
Online education fairs have been growing in popularity ever since the advent of the Internet in the early 1990s, and now they’re finally taking off.
Now, as more and more educators are finding themselves forced to take on the responsibility of designing online education courses, they’re looking to use technology to deliver the best education possible.
This year’s event in London will be a showcase of some of the best online education providers across the globe, with several big names and companies being announced.
Google, for example, announced it will be hosting a series of online education events in the UK to promote online learning, while Amazon will host a live online education event for parents to meet their kids and learn more about the tools they’ll be using in the classroom.
The launch of the online education industry fair will coincide with a number of other major online education conferences taking place across the UK, including the UK Online Education Summit in June and the International Online Education Forum in October.
The event, which runs from June 18-20, is part of Google’s efforts to get online education on par with the rest of the world.
The company has already introduced a number a free online learning tools to schools, while also launching the Google Cloud Platform, which will make it easier for educators to deliver online education.
“We’ve always believed in the power of technology and how it can revolutionise learning,” said David Burt, head of global education, Google Education.
“It’s one of the biggest barriers to the uptake of online learning in schools is that people don’t understand what they’re doing, they don’t know how to use it properly, and they don, therefore, don’t do the best job.”
He added that online education is a great opportunity to connect educators and students and to encourage collaboration.
“Online education is the future of learning, and we’re here to help make it happen,” he said.
“Google Education and the other leading providers in the world are here to support and encourage online learning.
We’re excited to partner with them and share our expertise.”
According to Google, the online learning industry has grown at a whopping 25 per cent over the past year, and the firm hopes to continue that growth by hosting a number more online education festivals across the world this year.
A new online education company called the UK-based OpenSchools is set to be one of these new festivals, hosting its first ever event in October, where it will showcase its online education platform.
“This is the first event we’re hosting in the U.K. in 2019,” said Andrew Taylor, head teacher of OpenSchool and one of Google Education’s organisers.
“We’re going to showcase the platform, how it works, and get everyone up to speed.”
“The event will be the first in a series, and there will be workshops on everything from design and building to delivering lessons to learning the latest in the industry,” he added.
“There will also be opportunities to meet with teachers and other educators and get the best tips on what you can do to help your students learn.”
The company is also aiming to grow its online learning offerings in other countries, with it launching the OpenSchool UK programme in October to showcase its educational platform and to help educate students around the world about how to build a course online.
Google will also host an online education panel on the first ever Google Education Summit on November 6 at London’s Hyde Park.
In a blog post, OpenSchool said that it would be hosting its annual OpenSchoolUK event in the heart of the capital.
“Our goal is to bring together all the world’s leading experts and teachers to share their knowledge, and give them an opportunity to share with the world how to teach online,” it said.
According the OpenEducation UK blog, the event will highlight how to design a course and how to deliver a course that will allow students to learn to code and use their new skills to make an impact in their careers.
OpenSchools was founded in 2014, with more than 80% of its members already online.
“As we look forward to hosting this event, we are excited to collaborate with a range of leading providers, including Google, to further strengthen the educational ecosystem for all of our learners,” said OpenSchool CEO and founder Ben Johnson.
Online education has always been a passion for Johnson, who started his career at Google in 1999 and currently works on the Education team.
“I grew up in the US, and I’ve always loved learning, but I didn’t think that I’d be able to learn anything in my career,” he told TechRadars.
“This was one of those moments when I thought I could use my skills to teach.
It was an amazing experience and I’m very happy to be a part of this industry.”
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