How Technology Can Improve Learning

Posted on  21/01/2012  |  Media Centre

21st January 2012


Bandar Seri Begawan – Asia Inc Forum announced yesterday it is organising with the iCentre, the seminar “Building Skills for Tomorrow: How Technology Can Improve Learning” on Jan 26.

The half-day seminar will explore technologies and learning techniques that help students develop the skills they need for tomorrow, according to a press release.

The seminar will review the evidence emerging from global research projects and examine approaches now being tried in various schools globally.

“Led by Travis Smith, National Manager of Expanding Learning Horizons in Australia and Jason Trump, the Educational Partner Director for Microsoft APAC, the seminar will look at the visions for technology, teaching and skills development,” the press release said.

Travis Smith has extensive experience in driving change in education around the schools in Australia, where he facilitates the implementation of technology programs via professional learning programmes for teachers.

Specialising in Strategic Planning, he has assisted schools in starting their 1-to-1 Notebook Programmes.

Jason Trump supports education specialist partners and customers in the APAC region with innovative solutions that support teaching, learning, research and administration.

He works closely with the Microsoft Worldwide Education team, product groups and subsidiary education teams across Microsoft APAC to ensure these solutions align closely to the needs of the education sector.

Prior to joining the APAC Education team in 2009, Jason worked for Microsoft Australia as the Education Industry Manager with responsibility for solutions, partners and customer engagement across schools and higher education.

“The seminar is expected to discuss 1-to-1 learning, which is the product of over 15 years of research into how technology can improve learning,” said Asia Inc.

“It provides practical ideas, experiences and concepts to assist schools in effectively planning their own 1-to-1 learning programmes.”

Aimed specifically for leaders in the education field, school principals, deputy principals and regional school leaders, the seminar is a platform to discuss practical approaches to online learning generally and 1-to-1 learning in particular.

“The seminar will help attendees gain a detailed understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities of 1-to-1 learning,” added Asia Inc. The seminar is organised in partnership with Microsoft, BIBD and DST. For more information, contact Nanette Ramos at 222 6555 or e-mail ramos.nanette@asiaincf or

–Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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