Surfing the Waves of Educational Transformation in the 21st Century

The new century has brought three different phases of educational technology that have impacted the quality and reach of technology-enhanced education. Starting with asynchronous education technology, such as OpenCourseware) and the Khan Academy (2000s), transitioning to a plesiochronous timing model as in many MOOCs (2010s), and today, culminating in a wave of synchronous education with numerous cloud-based tools available to increase interaction in online classes (video-conferencing tools, shared whiteboards, shared documents, polling…). This wave, accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic, is expected to have a profound impact on the whole decade. Join us as we discuss how these waves have removed several barriers in education: space, time, and access, contributing to the improvement of quality in education and better training citizens for the skills required by the labor market.


Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Carlos Delgado Kloos, Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Moderated by: Ahmet Aydemir, Assistant Professor at Bahçeşehir University and Director, CIFAL Istanbul, UNITAR