Getex forum on technology use in teaching
Dubai, April 5, 2011
Getex Dubai 2011, the upcoming leading education event, will host a forum to help equip educators with the tools needed to effectively use the latest education technology and resources in the classroom.
The Global EDTech Forum, organised in coordination with ISTE, the US-based membership organisation with 80,000 members worldwide, will explore various opportunities for educators to engage learners using multiple media channels, improve the dissemination of information.
It will also look at ways to enhance their expertise in using technological tools such as Google Maps and other online applications to create meaningful and in-depth exchange of information.
The topics and focused discussions of the Global EDTech Forum have been developed based on research conducted by Getex, which has revealed that students in the UAE and across the Middle East are more likely to obtain, absorb and retain information through various technology applications such as mobile computing, social networking, blogging, mobile information dissemination, and content creation through blogs and journals.
"The Global EDTech Forum has also been designed to help educators stay ahead of the technology curve and equip them with tools, techniques and strategies to successfully incorporate technology applications at the classroom level,” said Anselm Godinho, managing director, International Conferences & Exhibitions (IC&E), organisers of the event.
“Educators are the most important components in the education system, so efforts to upgrade the technology infrastructure used in various academic institutions must start with the educators themselves.”
“Getex Dubai 2011 thus provides the ideal platform to support the professional development of educators and boost their potential to succeed within a specialised field of expertise that is increasingly mediated by technology,” he added.
Getex 2011 will run from April 14 to 16 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. – TradeArabia News Service