NEW YORK CITY, September — Alongside the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Transforming Education Summit, friends and colleagues of LEF met last month in The City That Never Sleeps to discuss technology advancements and educational access after the resilient and monumental adaptations demanded by the pandemic. Alongside our partners at the Brookings Institution, Learning Economy Foundation co-hosted a set of events investigating a range of pressing challenges in the pursuit of educational accessibility through digital learning tools.
The driving force of these events focused on establishing the imminent steps in redesigning bedrock infrastructures and associated governance protocols that will facilitate and perpetuate equitability and diversity in education technology. To achieve ambitious but fundamentally inalienable ideals that appreciate and promote the inherent value of individual learners, we must prioritize systems that empower vulnerable populations, engage diverse voices, give users control of their data, and recognize learning across borders.
To learn more about the details of our conversations and convenings, see our Policy Brief and a recap from our friends and partners at Brookings.