Distinguished Speaker Series Webinar: High-Touch High-Tech Education: Transforming Post-COVID-19 Education
1 July 2020
Speaker: Ju-Ho Lee
Affiliation: Korea Development Institute and Former Minister of Education, Science, and Technology, Republic of Korea
Time: 14:00–15:00 (Tokyo time)
Although COVID-19 has severely impacted education systems worldwide, global learning disruptions predate the pandemic. The limits of offline, physical classroom style learning in the digital age continue to increase and risk denying adequate learning opportunities for millions of children and adults. Meeting the demands of students with vastly different backgrounds and abilities within today’s innovation-driven models of education is a particular challenge.
This webinar featured former Minister of Education, Science, and Technology of the Republic of Korea Ju-Ho Lee. Lee, now with the Korea Development Institute, who discussed the application of artificial intelligence-based “High-Touch High-Tech” (HTHT) education to promote personalized learning. Lee described the piloting of the HTHT approach in Viet Nam, its potential expansion to other countries in Asia and globally, and how it could enhance learner success in the post-COVID-19 world.
About the Speaker
Ju-Ho Lee served as Minister of Education, Science, and Technology of the Republic of Korea (ROK) from 2010-2013. Before joining the ministry as a Vice Minister in 2009, he was Senior Secretary to the ROK President for Education, Science, and Culture and was a member of the ROK National Assembly from 2004-2008 where he was noted for his education reform efforts.
Currently, Lee is a professor at the Korea Development Institute’s School of Public Policy and Management. He is also the Chairman and CEO of the Education Commission Asia; a Commissioner of the International Commission on Financing Global Educational Opportunity; Chair of the Education Workforce Initiative; and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.