The award for leadership goes to the individual that is continually raises the bar when using EdTech in their institution for the greater good of students and staff alike. Demonstrating outside-the-box thinking and modelling best practice.
Associate Dean and Professor, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
College of Education at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan embarked on an initiative called 'Tsing Hua STEAM School to better prepare K-12 students in Taiwan for Industry 4.0 and beyond’, with the goal of providing all students with quality STEAM education and increasing employability. The initiative was was advocated and promoted by Prof. Chi-Hui Lin and Prof. Tzu-Hua Wang since 2018, and a new teaching model named "DDMT Teaching Model" has been created. Apart from alignment to curriculum standards, students are encouraged to create solutions to daily problem revolving technology. Eventually, they hope students will integrate AI and IoT at high schools.
Founder and Chairman, Squirrel AI Learning by Yixue Group, China
Derek Li, a serial entrepreneur, founded Squirrel AI in 2014 after co-founded Only Education the first education company listed in China’s A-shares market. Squirrel AI is China's unicorn company to apply an adaptive learning to K-12 education. Li’s charisma attracted and retained international talents to collaborate the best of their strengths and diverse technological backgrounds. Lee believes that adaptive learning technology will revolutionize global education, solving unfairness and the disparate development of educational resources.