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The Future of Technology in Education

Type of the event: Discussion/Debate/meeting

Online or offline: Offline

Main theme/focus: Other

Date time start: 20/03/2018 11:00

Date time end: 20/03/2018 12:30

Country: Belgium

Organisation: Marietje Schaake - European Parliament (External stakeholder)

Address of the event: European Parliament - Information Office in Belgium, Rue de Trèves, Brussels, Belgium

Target Group: Other

Number of participants: 50

Short description of the event: 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.

The event is: Planned