Education is not just the responsibility of school leaders and teachers. Education involves different stakeholders who play a role directly or indirectly.Some of the key stakeholders in the edTech ecosystem are; Learners (kids and grownups), teachers, publishers, tech entrepreneurs and developers, Government and its parastatals including Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, Parents, School owners, board members and the administration, device manufacturers, Telcos and ISPs among others. All these stakeholders have a role to play in the edTech ecosystem.
Technology has now become part and parcel of our education at all levels starting from early childhood development education up to university level. The introduction of free laptops for class one students in Kenya will encourage the students to embrace technology at a very young age. The laptop project is a good initiative (this statement is debatable) but the question is, as the project is being rolled out, what is the role of the different stakeholders in ensuring that the project and many other such innovative initiatives in the education sector are continuous, effective and embraced in our education system? How can all the stakeholders work together to ensure that the edTech ecosystem is a success?
m:lab East Africa in partnership with Samsung Kenya will bring together stakeholders in the edTech ecosystem in an informal meetup dubbed Wireless Wednesday to discuss the role of different stakeholders in the edTech ecosystem.
The meetup is themed:Role of stakeholders in the edTech ecosystem in Kenya”
Specifics of the event; Date: 13th November 2013 Venue: m:Lab East Africa’s offices (3rd Floor, Bishop Magua Center, Ngong Road) Time: 12:00 Noon – 2:00 pm
You may find blog write up of the previous meetuphere