BEIJING, Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Inaugural Global Education Summit (“GES”) was held in Beijing on November 28, 2017. The summit was co-sponsored by China Development Research Foundation, Beijing Normal University, Tencent, GSV (Global Silicon Valley Capital Corporation), and TAL, under the guidance of the Development Research Center of the State Council and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. Meanwhile, it has established academic partnerships with Tsinghua University and ASU (Arizona State University). By cooperating with Babytree, VIPKID, IFLYTEK and DaDaABC, it has presented a grand global education summit hosted in China and dedicated to the whole world through the advanced live broadcast technology from TencentCloud.
Global Education Summit was held in Beijing on November 28, 2017
The summit invited more than 300 prominent figures in the global education industry, including Li Wei, Director of the Development Research Center of the State Council and Chairman of China Development Research Foundation, Du Zhanyuan, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, Dong Qi, President of Beijing Normal University, Lu Mai, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of China Development Research Foundation, Chen Li, Vice President of Beijing Normal University and Bai Yunfeng, President of TAL. Themed on Advancing Education through Science and Technology Innovation, the summit looked into topics such as education development driven by science and technology, revolution of learning approaches in the future, AI and personalized learning, globalized international education, early-stage development of children, and more balanced education development enabled by science and technology with keynote speeches, roundtable discussions, special dialogues and so on. It discussed the development trends of the education industry in the future from multiple angles. The summit aims to become a new linkage between current and future education and between the education sector of China and of the world.
New Trend for Future Education: “Technology+Education”
Education is a flourishing industry at home and abroad. According to the 2016 Edtech Trends released by Edtech Europe, global expenditure on education has exceeded 5 trillion US dollars and is expected to grow at 8% every year to reach 8.1 trillion US dollars in 2020. The expenses on educational technology are also well above the industrial average, growing at 17% every year. At the summit, many domestic and foreign guests agreed that science and technology