Education + Technology: What May The Future Look Like?

Are you passionate about Education and Technology? If you're into #EdTech then join us Monday 15th with:

Avi Warshavsky, CEO of MindCET, as he discusses the current state of Education and how technological innovation is positively impacting it.

Cecilia Waismann, Academic Director of MindCET, as she discusses her latest research statistics on the Gamification of education and why the same hooks and habits of games such as WoW cant be used to teach different topics.


Come learn, network, and be inspired!

Viva the Knowledge Revolution!

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More about the speakers:

Mr. Avi Warshavsky:
CEO of MindCET, Educational Technological Innovation Centre (established by CET – the Center for Educational Technology) which brings together the educational and start up culture, by opening spaces where entrepreneurs can develop their ideas, together with a network of educational professionals, schools and researchers.
Co-initiator of innovative approaches for digital textbooks, developer of new technology-based educational environments, and Co-developer of Kotar, CET Digital Textbook Platform.
MA in Philosophy and Humanities (Talmud, History, Bible) from Tel Aviv University.
Worked in instruction, development and management in the field of educational technology for leading organizations in Israel. Served as the Director of CET’s Humanities and Social Studies Department.

 

Cecilia Waismann:
Academic Director of MindCET, an Edtech innovation center, where she tries to facilitate the encounter of education and entrepreneurship, creating information and communication channels which are transparent and easily digestful to people working on the field. Current projects are related to the impact of gaming on kids, promoting formative spaces, etc.

PhD. in Psychology, from 1981 to 1996 dedicated to research, clinic and policy aspects of the chronically mentally ill in England and Spain, and since 1997 dedicated to education from the classroom to management, in Spain and Israel. Interesting previous working places include the SEF of the European Community, Institute of Psychiatry – Maudsley Hospital of London, Andalusia Health Services- Spanish Government, Diaspora Museum of Tel Aviv, and School of Education – Tel Aviv University.

Born in Brazil, with life stops at USA, U.K., Spain and finally, Israel.

 

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  • Oren B.

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    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The future looks bleak. Children (up to 18 yeaqrs) have become more independent of their parents and their teachers and are using the various electronic communications systems to play, communicate and to study the things that they are interested in. On one hand this kind of study is real education since the motivation is genuine, but on the other hand there is no assurance that it will be sucessful for every kind of child. Also we don't seem to have a way for judging how effective this is, and there are very many questions and doubts about it.

    July 16, 2013

    • Leon M.

      I have to agree with Heidi. Nothing in life is certain, but the success of these new forms of education can actually be measured with the rise of big data analytics. How do you judge the effectiveness of today's classrooms? With standardized tests? I think that different, personalized metrics are on the way, and that's certainly a reason for optimism -not fear.

      1 · July 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think that most teachers and parents would want their class/child to be more firmly directed towards learning certain basic skills first. This is a fear which is not always justified but is ever-present. , rather then having to catch up with them later when the electronic play-time is being replaced with interest in sexual and love things.

      July 16, 2013

  • G P.

    Much thanks for the explanation.

    July 15, 2013

  • Amir F.

    Hello World

    July 15, 2013

  • Simcha S.

    is there a schedule of times of the components of the meeting available?

    July 15, 2013

    • Leon M.

      There will be 2 speakers (each will speak approx. 20min) and then there will be time to network. The meetup should end no later than 6PM.

      July 15, 2013

  • Dror C.

    Sorry, I won't make it today.

    July 15, 2013

    • Leon M.

      Shame, next time!

      July 15, 2013

  • G P.

    simply astounded you scheduled this for 9th of Av. Can Ramat Aviv truly be that deaf to Judaism?

    July 15, 2013

    • Leon M.

      Dear Mr. Pickholz,

      The event is scheduled to start at 4:30PM and end no later than 6PM precisely because of Tisha B'Av. This should be enough time, even for those living in the Negev.

      I hope to see you today!

      July 15, 2013

  • Simcha S.

    Is anyone coming from Modiin?

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Shachar O.

    sorry other obligation

    July 14, 2013

  • Amit G.

    Music educator and web app builder, my site www.menagenet.co.il

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Indeed it does Leon, but it takes a generation for the technical knowledge to be used. Untiol the students becomes responsible his new-found knowledge will have to be placed on the back-burner, unless his boss is more tolerant than most!

    July 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How can we ensure that the future generation is better equipped to tackle its challenges than we were? Surely it it by better education. And that means having better technical (scientific) knowledge. Our present knowledge in the vital subject of macroeconomics (or good government) is abismally poor. When will macroeconomics become an exact science? I can show you how!

    July 1, 2013

    • Leon M.

      Surely! Better education leads to better learning of technical (scientific knowledge) which leads to the development of better EdTech -it's quite the virtuous loop!

      Looking forward to hear your theories Mr. Chester :)

      July 1, 2013

  • Johann S.

    In which language will be the event because I would like to bring a friend but his hebrew is not yet good enough to attend the whole event in hebrew... just asking...

    June 28, 2013

    • Leon M.

      The event will be in English, so feel free to bring him/her!

      1 · June 30, 2013

  • Leon M.

    Meetup will be held @Room 101

    June 26, 2013

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