Labtech’s Steven Hicks gives Keynote address at International Seminar

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Labtech’s Steven Hicks gives Keynote address at International Seminar

Posted By matt rifaldi

On September 11, 2013 in Krabi, Thailand, Steven Hicks, Labtech’s Manager of 21st Century Skills Division, gave the keynote address at the Annual International Seminar on Open and Distance Learning co-conducted by SEAMOLEC and the Office of Vocational Education Commission (OVEC), Ministry of Education, Thailand. The theme of the seminar was “Open and Distance Learning and Partnership among Southeast Asian Educational Institutions towards ASEAN Community 2015”.

Among the many excellent and informative speakers, Mr. Hicks’ keynote addressed the topic of, “Enhancing Organizational Capacity to Infuse Teaching and Learning with 21st Century Solutions”. Mr. Hicks stressed the need of Ministries to allocate a percentage of ICT budget’s towards developing robust info-culture in schools and the importance of effective, formative teacher assessment and profiling of ICT capability.

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Labtech will be exhibiting at the World Didac exhibition in Mumbai from Sept 11 to 13th

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Labtech will be exhibiting at the World Didac exhibition in Mumbai from Sept 11 to 13th

Posted By matt rifaldi

Labtech will be exhibiting at the World Didac exhibition in Mumbai from Sept 11 to 13th.   Labtech CEO Steven Mckee will also be participating on an educational panel discussion at the parallel conference for the Asian Summit on Education and Skills.  Labtech will host a special workshop seminar on Sept 13th on “TVET for the 21st Century”.  We hope to see many of our education friends and colleagues at this conference.  Labtech attendees will include Steven Mckee (CEO), Shafiek Sultan (Asian Marketing Manager) and Deepak Mehrotra (Indian Marketing Manager).  More information can be found at http://www.worlddidacindia.com.

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Labtech partipates at FICCI Global Skills Summit in New Delhi

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Labtech partipates at FICCI Global Skills Summit in New Delhi

Posted By matt rifaldi

Labtech recently participated at the FICCI Global Skills Summit conference, September 4-6 in New Delhi India (http://www.globalskillsummit.com)  as both an exhibitor and  as a conference presenter.  Attendees from Labtech included Steven Mckee (CEO), Shafiek Sultan (Asian Marketing Manager) and Deepak Mehrotra (Indian Marketing Manager).  This international event focused on skills development in India which is currently undergoing rapid change.  Labtech CEO Steven Mckee participated in a panel discussion and gave a talk on “Making Skills Development Aspirational” (see photo below) , a theme about making TVET a more attractive choice for career education.  Another highlight of the conference was when Steven McKee and Deepak Mehrotra met with Dr. Mangalpati Pallam Raju, Honorable Minister of Human Resource Development , National Government of India (see photo below) as well as other high ranking officials from the Ministry of Labour and Employment as well as other government and private agencies.

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Labtech participates at DESA 2013 in Kuala Lumpur

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Labtech participates at DESA 2013 in Kuala Lumpur

Posted By matt rifaldi

The Digital Education Show, Asia (DESA) was a resounding  success! The entire Labtech marketing team was there to exhibit, present and rub elbows with some of the most significant movers and shakers in  technology education throughout Asia. Labtech’s Steven Hicks presented a Case Study of the Malaysian Student Technology Leaders program and Steve McKee, Labtech founder and President, chaired the following two panel sessions:

Closing Panel: What makes investing in education technology worth it?

  • Evaluating instructional innovations – What are the tools?
  • Training teachers to maximize the value and impact of digital tools
  • Integrating age-appropriate technologies in the K-12 curriculum
  • How effective are interactive e-textbooks and games?
  • Overcoming the downsides of technological advances: Minimizing the risk of equipment obsolescence
  • Redefining school boundaries: Where does learning happen for students?
  • How can schools balance the need for creative curriculum development with standardized testing and accountability?
  • How can school heads effectively integrate ICT into the school for streamlined and seamless operations?
  • How do investments into ICT capacity translate into value for the school and its stakeholders?

Closing Panel: Planning next-generation schools for the digital generation

  • Redefining school boundaries: Where does learning happen for students?
  • How can schools balance the need for creative curriculum development with standardized testing and accountability?
  • How can school heads effectively integrate ICT into the school for streamlined and seamless operations?
  • How do investments into ICT capacity translate into value for the school and its stakeholders?
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Labtech Addresses the Forum of Indonesian Polytechnic Directors

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Labtech Addresses the Forum of Indonesian Polytechnic Directors

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Recently Labtech gave a  presentation about 21st Century TVET and make suggestions for leveraging new technologies to achieve lower cost and wider spread technical education for the Indonesian Polytechnics and the newly established Akademi Komunitas (Community Colleges).  With the use of blended learning systems, greater efficiency can be achieved to train students at lower costs, with better outcomes and at a more rapid rate.  Labtech presenters included Steven Mckee (CEO), Steven Hicks (21st Century systems Manager), Dody Budhiwaskito (Indonesian Marketing Manager) and Hadi (Marketing Executive).  Photos from the Forum are below.

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