Future schools to focus on Blended Learning
Dubai, July 9, 2012
The schools of the future will be vastly different in 2020 with more focus on ‘Blended Learning,’ according to experts at the annual Global Management Conference held in Dubai.
Blended Learning combines traditional face-to-face classroom methods with computer-mediated activities, they said at the conference hosted by Gems Education.
Leading speakers from technology giants like Apple and Cisco were present at the conference entitled, ‘Leading the Change: Creating a 21st Century Education’.
The event explored leading edge thinking about the future out to 2020, to examine the potential consequences within the educational landscape, and to consider how the company would ‘lead the change’ in order to take advantage of the opportunities that lay ahead.
William Wellesley, chief operating officer, Gems Education, said: “The conference provided its key leaders with the opportunity to understand and explore the trends and probabilities of what the future of education might look like out to 2020.”
“Gems is exporting education to the world from Dubai and in order to stay ahead of our competitors, our leadership team must understand the trends that are defining future teaching and learning practices. There is a digitally - driven revolution happening in education and we are strategically planning our approach based on that digitalisation,” he said.
Gems gathered its senior management team from around the world, including school principals, to examine the future of education and schools out to 2020. Gems Education is an international education company and the largest kindergarten to grade 12 private education providers in the world. – TradeArabia News Service