CONTEXT was proud to partner Bett Asia for the seventh annual Bett
Asia show, which took place at the Athenee Hotel in Bangkok earlier
this month. There were attendees from as far afield as South Africa
and Poland - testament to the global appeal of an event that provided
a fantastic opportunity to take the pulse of the region's EdTech
(Education Technology) sector, see solutions offered by the main
vendors in this space, and listen to the concerns of educators and
Education is a sector ripe for technology disruption. One of the few
positives to come from the pandemic was the uptick in development of
distance learning solutions that gave remote access. Such EdTech has
been particularly impactful in parts of Southeast Asia. It was good to
see a proliferation of cloud solutions offering more options to
support hybrid learning on display at the show.
There were also plenty of other innovations to explore. Microsoft
presented its new Learning Accelerators.
The Redmond giant is squaring up to its arch-rival's Google Classroom with
these tools that are provided as part of a Microsoft 365 for Education
subscription and feature AI capabilities designed to help staff and
students. Another noteworthy exhibitor was Chinese firm MAXHUB, which focuses on the use of interactive
displays to bring digital learning back into the classroom. There were
also several companies touting EdTech integrating robotics e-gaming technologies.
Overall, Bett Asia was a great opportunity for CONTEXT to find out
more about EdTech in this hugely diverse and fast-growing region. This
part of the world is also heavily affected by climate change so it was
fitting that many conference keynotes addressed the alignment of
EdTech and sustainability initiatives. This is a theme which is also
likely to dominate next year's Bett Asia show in Kuala Lumpur.
Want to contribute to the future of EdTech in Asia? Complete the CONTEXT Southeast Asia
Education Tech Survey here.
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