You are here

The Global Education Industry Summit focused on future usage of data

10. December 2019 - 14:34

The main discussions at the Global Education Industry Summit focused on the usage of data for the empowerment of education system as well as finding solutions for the future. Ministers, education experts and entrepreneurs highlighted the need for more meaningful and thorough use of educational data in designing education system as well as everyday learning and teaching and the ability to ask right questions.

The discussions demonstrated that evidence-based decisions in education are widespread, but often the importance of data is not understood, said Mailis Reps, the host and Minister of Education and Research of Estonia. We need to learn to process data in a way that every school, teacher and students benefits from it without much extra burden. „Estonia is certainly great example in to World in using the data to make learning and teaching more smarter, innovative and attractive,“ said Reps. For example, the e-tests in Estonia helps to understand better students’ skills, competences and knowledge.

During the two-day summit, it was discussed how to make smart decisions in education and how to use educational data for the future as well as how to cooperate private sector. The rapid development of artificial intelligence leads to the need to rethink the ways in which data is collected and used.

In the light of PISA tests it was discussed, what should it measure internationally in 20 years. Digital skills and competences were found to be important in helping to find way in large volume of data.

GEIS was attended by ministers, expert and CEO’s participating from Latvia, Finland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovenia, Sweden, USA, France, Japan, South-Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain and the UK.

The summit took place for the fourth times and was hosted by the Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia, European Commission and OECD.

 

Veel uudiseid samal teemal

19.01.2021|Ministry of Education and Research

Estonian companies attend international education show BettFest

Estonian education technology companies and institutions will be presented at the virtual education show BettFest taking place from 20th to 22nd January. Mart Laidmets, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia, gives a speech in the conference programme on 21st January.

07.01.2021|Ministry of Education and Research

Government eases restrictions on education: 13 counties resume learning in school, except Ida-Viru and Harju counties

The Government approved to allow students in schools and continue in class learning in general, vocational and higher education institutions starting from 11th January in 13 counties: Hiiu, Jõgeva, Järva, Lääne, Lääne-Viru, Põlva, Pärnu, Rapla, Saare, Tartu, Valga, Viljandi and Võru counties. Grades 1 to 4, 9 and 12 are allowed in schools in Ida-Viru and Harju counties. The Government also specified restrictions on hobby and adult education, sports and youth activities implemented from 11th January onwards.