GEMSX Future Talks

Summary and In Pictures

From: Rohan Roberts
Sent: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:21 PM
Subject: GEMS Future Talks – feedback and summary

Quick update about last week’s GEMSX Future Talks session held at WEK. We had over 80 students from 9 GEMS schools in attendance. The focus was on Future EdTech and its impact on education. If you’d like me to repeat some of this content for your students/teachers/parents do let me know.

We discussed the following:

  • The impact of A.i. on Education and how it is being used in various schools around the world – particularly in China.
  • The uses of Virtual Reality in education
  • The influence of other emerging technologies like drones, 3d printing, and cloud computing on education.
  • The changing student demographics as a result of emerging edtech.
  • The rise of the gig economy and its impact on the economy
  • Future skills and future work.
  • The five drivers of change that will impact education:
    • Automating choices
    • Civic superpowers
    • Accelerating brains
    • Toxic narratives
    • Remaking geographies
  • The Edtech Landscape 3.0 as identified by Navitas Ventures, which analysed $50b invested in 15,000 edtech companies, that make 26 innovation clusters across eight steps of the next generation learning lifecycle.

Pics and audience feedback posted on and MS Teams!

Best wishes,

Mr. Rohan Roberts

Head of Future Learning

Tel: +971 (4) 512 9100 Ext. 602 WEK GEMSX Career Hub