During the Microsoft EduDays 2019 – School of the Future conference debates the Speakers discussed about the future of the education sector. The theme was the use of the latest technological solutions in the teaching process in the context of the future for education. A large group of representatives of the education community, universities, local governments and central institutions gathered at the conference. The following companies presented their solutions at the conference: Dell, Acer, HP, Lenovo, Samsung and of course Microsoft. The Polish companies including Revas Business Simulations Games are present in the implementation of innovative solutions together with international giants and pioneers in this area.
Digital revolution in education
The conference was opened by a plenary session during which the gathered guests could listen to speeches, of among others Artur Partyka, a three-time Olympian, motivational speaker. The speakers were also Maciej Jakubowski Ph. D. from the University of Warsaw and Rafał Lew-Starowicz, Deputy Director in the Department of Textbooks, Programs and Innovation at the Ministry of National Education. Rafał Lew-Starowicz presented the Ministry’s efforts to digitize Polish schools implemented and initiated over the past years.
School of the future, so what school?
“When today’s preschoolers become graduates, the world will be very different from the one experienced by previous generations”
– that is how the Microsoft for Education team described the idea behind organizing conferences. According to Olga Svyrydenko, responsible for Microsoft’s cooperation with the education sector in Central and Eastern Europe, as many as 80% of the professions in which today’s students will work do not yet exist. What challenges does this situation pose to the education sector and how to prepare young people for their debut on the labor market that is undergoing a revolution? The conference participants sought answers to those questions. The Guests could also see with their own eyes what the school and the university of the future might look like, thanks to the use of the latest technologies in the teaching process. In the interactive zone of the School of the Future and the University of the Future, each of them could test ready-to-implement innovative educational solutions, including Revas Business Simulations Games for enterprise management in a selected industry.