Digital technology is a valuable asset to education. The Commission embraces digital technology in its ‘Digital Action Plan’ as something that can enrich education and learning and is able to open up access to a wealth of information and resources. It also notes that even though more than 80 % of young people in Europe use the internet for social activities, the use of technology for educational purposes lags behind.
However, it is not always clear for educational organisations how they should integrate digital technology in education and in the policies. Due to digital technologies such as blockchain, AI and internet tools, educational institutions are faced with new challenges and need to think rethink the way they deal with issues such as copyright and privacy. The DSM directive will try and improve the legal environment this takes place. How is education benefiting from the use of technology - now and in the future? This roundtable will assess this question and explain whether new technological and legal developments (especially article 4 of the proposed copyright directive) can be an enabler or a roadblock in this context.
11.00 - 11.05 Introduction MEP Marietje Schaake
11.05 - 11.15 Introduction and moderation by Judith Blijden (Kennisland)
11.15 - 11.25 Leanne Lynch, Irish teacher on Technology in the classroom
11.25 - 11.35 Mitja Jermol (Knowledge4All foundation, UNESCO Chair on Open
Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Education)
11.35 - 12.05 Policy Panel on technological and legal developments in education with
Andreia Inamorato dos Santos, IPT (tbc)
Damjan Harisch, Ministry of Education, Slovenia
Maja Bogataj Jančič, Director of Intellectual Property Institute
Teresa Nobre, (Communia)
12.05 - 12.20 Q&A and discussion
12.20 - 12.30 Closing remarks
The registration for this event is closed.