Around the World in 30 Days

Feb 28, 2020 by

C.M. Rubin’s Global Education Report

Kahoot’s journey began in 2012, when founders Morten Versvik, Johan Brand, and Jamie Brooker, along with Norwegian gaming professor Alf Inge Wang and entrepreneur Åsmund Furuseth, put their heads together to innovate the notion of fun learning. The founders, according to Sean D’Arcy, the Head of Marketing, felt that most learning in education systems lacked “the playfulness factor.” Hence, they wanted to create a game-based product that would make learning “a more social, playful and engaging experience.” The Global Search for Education invited Kahoot’s Head of Marketing, Sean D’Arcy, to learn more about the platform that has over 2 billion players participating in more than 200 countries.

Martin Dougiamas is the Founder and CEO of Moodle, an open source learning platform. The company was founded in 2002, and since then has grown to have over 100,000 registered sites with more than 130 million users worldwide. Moodle provides educators with free software for online learning and collaboration. Martin joined us inThe Global Search for Educationtoday to talk about the growth of Moodle and the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Dougiamas believes education is the solution for all of the goals.

This month, The Global Search for Education also welcomed Andreas van de Laar, a 30 year old filmmaker from the Netherlands. In May 2016, Andreas traveled across the Himalayas on the back of a friend’s motorbike. While on this journey, he made a connection with the local people. The experience inspired him to create his first documentary series, called One Point Seven. The 5-part series explores India’s growth, challenges and innovative solutions in the sectors of Education, Healthcare, Urban Development and Governance, and Agriculture. For the series, Andreas interviewed some of India’s greatest pioneers to find out how this country plans to sustain the largest population the world has ever seen.

Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius is the CEO and Principal of KaosPilot, a learning organization that was founded in 1991 in Denmark by Uffe Elbæk in response to rising demands for an education that could help young people flourish in a changing world. KaosPilot sought to answer the big picture question: “What motivates people to learn, to create and to lead?” Today, KaosPilot has evolved to focus more on leadership and entrepreneurship, attracting students and collaborators from across Scandinavia and beyond. The Global Search for Education welcomed Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius to learn more.

C. M. Rubin (Cathy) is the founder of CMRubinWorld, an online publishing company focused on the future of global learning, and the co-founder of Planet Classroom. She is the author of three best-selling books and two widely read online series. Rubin received 3 Upton Sinclair Awards for “The Global Search for Education”. The series which advocates for Youth was launched in 2010 and brings together distinguished thought leaders from around the world to explore the key education issues faced by nations.

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Source: Around the World in 30 Days – February 2020

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