The digital world is all around us – even in primary and secondary school classrooms and in the backpacks and pockets of every school pupil. But who is ensuring that children possess the right digital knowledge and skills that are indispensable in our current and future digital society? And how can this digital literacy contribute to talent development in the classroom? Innovations in ICT are leading to new forms of learning and teaching. Which digital innovations are making both teacher and pupil a digital frontrunner?
Two professionals from our digital world will discuss these questions during TechTalks050. Both speakers have won prizes for their scientific and innovative work.
When: Monday March 16, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.Where: DOT Groningen, Vrydemalaan 2
7 p.m. Arrival7:30 p.m. TechTalks050 with Marcel Broersma and Kim van der Esch
9 p.m. Q&A session and discussion rounds
9:30 p.m. Techborrel & Bites
Marcel Broersma is Professor of Media and Journalistic Culture at the University of Groningen. Due to the introduction of digitization, his research into the historiography of the Leeuwarder Courant shifted to social media, new forms of media usage and machine learning. His mission: to prepare the Groningen community for a digital future.
Kim van der Esch is the founder and owner of the Groningen company Mr. Chadd, a digital homework resource. Via an app, secondary school pupils and university coaches come into contact to solve the pupils’ homework problems together. Her mission: to connect with the world experienced by the youth of today and to ensure that they become and stay motivated.
Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance via the DOT website or on the door (if there are still spots available) and cost € 7.50, including two drinks. Would you also like to be inspired? Come to TechTalks050! Everyone is welcome!
From 13 till 19 March 2020, the north of the Netherlands will be dominated by digitization. Not only through Nederland Digitaal, the national national conference that the cabinet is organizing this year in Groningen, but also through the many digitization activities that are being organized for the general public in this period in the Northern Netherlands. In the context of Noorden Digitaal we show that the Northern Netherlands is an innovative region in the field of digitization.
TechTalks050 is part of the Noorden Digitaal program. In the regional program you will find all events that are related to digitization and that are organized in the North.
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