Our very first e-Estonia Digital Discussion brought us to the timely topic of e-Education. With Covid-19 remaining a global threat, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) estimated that the disruption to education systems worldwide could result in a 1.5% drop in global economic output until the end of the 21st century. Meanwhile, Estonian schools had only a few days to react before they were closed up and down the country – and yet, there was no noticeable disruption thanks to e-education solutions, some of which had been around for almost two decades.
Moderator and Digital Transformation Adviser at the e-Estonia Briefing Centre, Florian Marcus, created the context for the event and swiftly handed over to fellow Digital Transformation Adviser, Anett Numa, who gave an overview of the state of e-education in Estonia, crucial lessons learned, and a peek at plans in this sector.
Following the introduction from the specialists at the e-Estonia Briefing Centre, it was time for Kadri Tuisk, CEO at Clanbeat, to explain how their solutions create a class environment in which personal growth and emotional well-being are promoted. Next, Tanel Keres, CEO at eKool, took to the stage to demonstrate how their school management system helps teachers, students, and parents save time and nerves. Lastly, Tõnis Kusmin held an engaging talk about how his company 99math had helped instill students with a real passion for math and why the solution is now used in schools worldwide.
The live broadcast reached 344 educational specialists, policymakers, and business leaders worldwide – from Iceland to Botswana, from Trinidad & Tobago to Bangladesh. Both the globally spread viewership and the fact that most viewers stayed for the entire duration of the Digital Discussion underlines that this was a noteworthy event. Furthermore, the audience posted and voted on 40 questions answered by the presenters live on stage.
Following the company presentations, members of the live audience could join the company, which was the most interesting to them into one of the three breakout rooms. There, the CEOs of Clanbeat, eKool, and 99math offered live demonstrations of their solutions and answered audience questions in-depth.
While the breakout sessions are only available for those that watch our Digital Discussions live, you can watch the first part of the event – including all company presentations and Q&A sessions from this link.
The Digital Discussions series is the flagship production hosted live by the e-Estonia Briefing Centre. We offer companies in a particular field of business the chance to present their solutions and help other countries digitalise with Estonian know-how.