In the latest edition of Inventing Tomorrow: Tech in a Time of Pandemic, CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout examines the technologies that have reshaped education for students, teachers and parents.
When schools closed their doors around the globe to contain the spread of coronavirus, what followed was the biggest home learning experiment the world has ever seen.
As schools across Asia begin to reopen, Lu Stout reports from Hong Kong University (HKU), where Keith Richburg, the Director of their journalism faculty, outlines how Higher Education has adapted to the digital transition and whether HKU will maintain online classes in the future.
In this special edition of Inventing Tomorrow, Lu Stout speaks to experts from ed-tech and remote learning to hear how these industries have rapidly developed periphery of the conventional education system.
CNN also hears from Simon Nelson, CEO of FutureLearn, Sanjay Sarma, VP of Open Learning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Paul LeBlanc, President, Southern New Hampshire University on how prepared educational institutions were for the shift to online learning and whether online teaching will ever be as attractive as traditional tuition.
With millions of people furloughed or laid off during the lockdown, adult education courses and self-improvement apps are also experiencing a huge boom. Lu Stout speaks to Luis von Ahn, the co-founder and CEO of Duolingo, about how the language-learning app uses AI to tailor the experience to each student and how long it takes to develop proficiency in a new language.
The 30-minute special, Inventing Tomorrow: Tech in a Time of Pandemic airs on CNN on Saturday, May 30 at 1:30pm HKT; Monday, June 1 at 12:30am HKT