Midway Colleges take part in the EduTech Asia 2023 conference, which took place at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Singapore. This was the 8th edition of the significant event that united educators and technology enthusiasts from all over Asia. The event lasted for three days, from November 7th to 9th, 2023.
Mr. Sabino Czar C. Manglicmot II, Chief Executive Officer, leads the team to gain insights from experts and innovators in the field of education and explored the latest EdTech solutions that could enhance teaching and learning. Together with him are the following Dr. Richard L. Oandasan (Academic Director), Mr. Jeffrey Boticario (Administrative Director), Mr. Sabino Czar L. Manglicmot III (Academic Secretary), and Mr. Edmar R. Dizon (Data Protection Officer).
The conference addressed a broad spectrum of urgent topics in today’s education, including digital strategy, generative AI, teacher training, pedagogy for digital learning, sustainability, cyber-security, and the digital divide. It featured 350 inspiring speakers and showcased solutions provided by 200 of the world’s leading education technology players. Additionally, 60 cutting-edge EdTech start-ups exhibited the latest EdTech solutions in the free-to-attend exhibition.
Transformative learning was a key highlight of the EduTech Asia 2023 conference. This concept, which is highly relevant to the Philippine education system, involves teaching and learning aimed at motivating and empowering learners to make informed decisions and actions at the individual, community, and global levels. It seeks to equip learners with the knowledge, values, and abilities to act for the betterment of all people and the planet, as responsible citizens of a global community.
The conference also emphasized personalized learning, showcasing how technology can tailor education to meet the unique needs of each learner. Various EdTech solutions were presented that adapt to individual learning styles, pace, and interests, making learning more engaging and effective. The importance of personalized learning in fostering a more inclusive and learner-centered education system was underscored.
Predictive learning was another significant theme at EduTech Asia 2023. The conference demonstrated how predictive analytics can anticipate learners’ needs and improve educational outcomes. Various tools and technologies were featured that analyze learners’ data to predict their performance, identify potential difficulties, and provide timely intervention. The role of predictive learning in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of education was emphasized.
Lastly, EduTech Asia 2023 highlighted the latest technology trends in education. Cutting-edge EdTech solutions, from AI-powered teaching aids to immersive VR learning environments, were showcased. The conference also explored emerging trends such as blockchain in education, gamification of learning, and the use of big data in education. The event provided a glimpse into the future of education, where technology plays a pivotal role in transforming teaching and learning. Midway Colleges is deeply committed to providing transformative education within a diverse society. We believe in fostering a values-centered, proactive, and globally aware citizenry. Our commitment to these ideals is the driving force behind our decision to attend EduTech Asia 2023.
This conference provides us with the opportunity to learn from global experts, explore the latest educational technology solutions, and bring back valuable insights that can enhance our teaching and learning practices. Our participation in EduTech Asia 2023 underscores our dedication to equipping our learners with the knowledge, values, and abilities they need to act for the betterment of all people and the planet, as responsible citizens of a global community.
Overall, EduTech Asia 2023 was a significant event that provided valuable insights and inspiration for educators and policymakers in the Philippines and across Asia. It highlighted the potential of technology to transform education and equip learners with the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.