Our last interview of the day was with Kelly Kirkpatrick, organiser of the Khan Symposium. She told us about how Mathletes is about harnessing the competitive sports spirit in an academic setting. She’s already looking to Mathletes 2015 …
Caitlin and Christopher
Youth Media Team
Some interviews from the Khan Symposium
For this interview we were brought to a private room or as Ken McGrath called it The Pod it was like a really small conference room stuffed with technology!.
Ken is responsible for the delivery of Eircom services to schools across Ireland (therefore he is extremely busy today!) He got excited after the #EXCITED event in Dublin Castle at the start of the year, he was more than happy to offer the facility to a similar event. He is a great advocate of learning through technology and believes it is the only way forward!
Jack and Chris of the Youth Media Team!
In this interview we talked with Minister Damien English about his new role as a junior minister in the Department of Education & Skills, and before that on his work in the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. In the interview we talked about Mathletes in education in Ireland and the importance of education through technology.
The Minister was here today to open the Mathletes event.
Although he was from Meath he seemed sound enough! 🙂
Jack & Chris
Youth Media Team
Here Finn interviews Jan Muehlfeit Chairman of Microsoft Europe. Jan speaks about his involvement at the highest levels in advising and guiding on technology usage. He also talks about his career with Microsoft and why he sees technology as an important part of the future for both teaching and learning. He had come to the Khan Academy event today to participate in a panel on the ideas of how platforms like the Khan Academy can help with literacy, mathematics, and future jobs.
This was the first time Mr Muehlfeit met the youth media team. He invited us to visit their headoffice in Brussels if we ever go there to cover an event!
Interview by Finn.