World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Education
The World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Education brings together 'global thought leaders from the public and private sectors' to form a 'partnership to address the challenge of ensuring access to quality education for young people around the world'.
- Education and Skills 2.0: New Targets and Innovative Approaches (January 2014).
This book reviews existing and new ideas, perspectives and frameworks on education 'as the global community weighs next steps on the education and skills front'.
One of its 5 chapters covers the digitisation of education. 'On the digital front, a revolution in learning is underway, via new technologies,' it says. 'Think digital open content, cloud computing, mobile and tablet technology, game-based learning, machine learning, and big data technology. Does the big one-time switch from analogue to digital solve one of the biggest problems in education – that of access – thereby serving as an economic leveller?' it asks. The digital divide and the lack of acceptance of online course credits stand in the way, it says.
Another chapter discusses funding of education around the world. 'The private sector will increasingly be asked to supplement public resources,' the authors argue, 'while governments can help by targeting disadvantaged children.' MOOCs, the digitization of educational tools, as well as the securitization of student loans and reversible bonds' are put forward as solutions to funding issues.
- Michael Barber, Advisor to Pearson
- Mona Mourshed, Director: McKinsey & Company
- Jose Ferreira: Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Knewton
- Joel Klein, CEO, Amplify
- Dino Varkey: Group Executive Director and Board Member, GEMS Education
- John Puckett (also known as J. Puckett): Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
- Andreas Schleicher: Head, Indicators and Analysis Division, OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
- Shiv V. Khemka: Vice-Chairman, SUN Group; Executive Chairman, The Global Education and Leadership Foundation
- Claudia Costin: Senior Director, Global Education World Bank
- Rebecca Winthrop: Senior Fellow and Director, Brookings Institution
- Anne McElvoy: Editor, Public Policy and Education, The Economist
- Omar K. Alghanim: CEO, Alghanim Industries
- Jamil F. Al Dandany: Director, Education and Academic Programmes, Saudi Aramco
- Brij Kothari, Director, PlanetRead
- Paul Kruchoski: Policy Adviser, US Department of State
- Gracia S. Ugut: Executive Director, Lippo Education Initiatives
- Education and Skills 2.0: New Targets and Innovative Approaches, World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Education & Skills, January 2014