In the developed world, technology has vastly improved the ability to better learn and share knowledge. Yet in the developing world, it has the power to dramatically increase school enrollments and improve the quality of education to the standard all children deserve but many do not receive.
On Thursday, January 31st, GBC-Ed members will be attending the first Global Education and Technology Forum in San Francisco, CA at Twitter Headquarters. Co-hosted by Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy on Global Education, Laurene Powell Jobs, GBC-Ed Advisory Board member, and Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, the goal of the forum will be to examine the potential of technology to transform education in developing countries and to identify innovative solutions to the twin crises of access and learning.
The forum will kick-off with a Twitter Town Hall, where Brown and Costolo will answer questions about education and technology asked via Twitter using the #Tech4Ed hashtag. Anyone can participate in this portion of the event by submitting questions in advance or following along for the live answer portion from 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. PST on the 31st.