Google Malaysia to host first-ever Education on Air online conference for educators

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Google Malaysia has announced it will host ‘Education on Air’ on Sunday, 1 November 2015 – a free online conference for educators, by educators. The conference will be held exclusively over Google Hangouts, hosted on g.co/EduonAir.

The first-time virtual conference will run throughout next Sunday from 9AM to 4PM, featuring 50 speakers and panelists. Malaysian Deputy Minister of Education YB P. Kamalanathan and Google Malaysia’s Managing Director Sajith Sivanandan are set to present opening keynotes, followed by other special guests.

Several Hangout-on-Air sessions focusing around Education Technology themes featuring guest thought leaders, teachers and students have been lined up.

Sessions will be held in Malay, Chinese, Tamil and English. Check out the full schedule on the event site, here: g.co/EduonAir.

Welcome video from the first-ever Google Education on Air held in the US, in May 2015.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Malek Ali, Founder of BFM Radio
  • Wong Sheee Fatt (headmaster) and Tan Shin Yee (teacher) of SJKC Choong Wan
  • Sachie Amira and Choo Hao Ren (local YouTube artists)
  • Alina Amir, educationist (moderator)
  • Kim Say Chun, computer science student from UKM

“The goal of the conference is to create a best-practices sharing platform and help educators view technology in the classroom as a means to an end, rather than an end to itself,” said Rahayu Ramli, Head of Google for Education, Malaysia.

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Rahayu Ramli, Head of Google for Education, Malaysia
Rahayu Ramli, Head of Google for Education, Malaysia

The online conference is designed to aid Malaysian educators understand and adopt Education Technology better. Through knowledge and experience sharing, Google hopes to create more awareness on how Education Technology has impacted teaching and learning in schools. Ultimately it is to help Malaysian teachers become even better educators.

There are over 420,000 teachers in governments schools locally.

Speakers will be sharing how they have transformed their classrooms with Google Apps for Education and Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Google Malaysia announces first-ever Education on Air conference in Malaysia

The conference will not be a one-sided affair, as sessions will allow viewers to pose questions and up-vote their questions to be answered by speakers themselves or Google for Education team live.

The entire Education on Air event will be recorded and playback links will be sent to participants after the live conference concludes.

All participants will be eligible to receive a “certificate of participation” for the sessions they attend via a unique code. This applies even to those who watch recorded sessions, as long as they registered before hand.

Google encourages teachers, parents, educators in all roles whether primary, secondary and tertiary to tune in to the conference. Members of the public can also tune in live or watch recorded sessions. To date, there are already thousands registered for the event.

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You can register for free here: g.co/EduonAir.

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