The Big Education Debate: Making Learning Relevant

The third Education Fast Forward (EFF) debate takes place on September 26, 2011, supported by Promethean and Cisco. For the first time, you’ll be able to watch the big debate LIVE on Planet, starting at 2 p.m. (GMT + 1) – that’s 9 a.m. EDT.

Debating the Future of Education

The theme for this debate is Making Learning Relevant. The discussion will be led by guest presenter Trudi van Wyk, an education specialist from the Commonwealth of Learning.

Other special guests include Mario Franco, Janet Looney, Dr. Fred Mednick and Tarek Shawki. Also taking part in the debate are 22 of the EFF Foundation Fellows, a distinguished collective of education thought leaders.

A truly global event, participants will be attending from 13 countries using the latest TelePresence technology from Cisco.

Have Your Say!

You can get involved in the debate by following @effdebate on Twitter and using the hashtag #effdebate.

Send your comments and questions to be put forward to the debate attendees via Twitter to @effdebate, both before and during the live broadcast. Selected tweets will be read out and discussed during the debate.

Your Chance to Win

In an exclusive offer for Planet members, Promethean has given us three Flip video cameras to give away in a prize drawing! All you need to do is post a question on the topic of Making Learning Relevant that you would like to be discussed during the EFF debate. Your question must be posted as a comment on this blog to be entered into the competition.

The deadline for entries into the drawing is 4 p.m. (GMT + 1) – that’s 11 a.m. EDT – on September 23, 2011. Three qualifying Planet members will then be chosen at random to each win a Flip camera.

Of course, once the deadline for the prize drawing has passed, you can still send your questions and comments via Twitter to @effdebate.

Don’t forget to bookmark to watch the debate live! We’ll be making available a recording of the debate once it finishes, so if you’re unable to tune in on the day, you’ll still be able to catch up on what was discussed.

The Small Print
Terms and conditions apply. The prize drawing is only open to Planet members in the US and UK. Competition winners are not guaranteed that their questions will be asked during the debate. Prizes may differ from the one shown.

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