Access for All: Remote Learning and EdTech


The experience of living through COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of innovative technology in providing access to education, while ensuring equity across income-groups and maintaining quality learning environment.   

In this panel discussion, "Access for All: Remote Learning and EdTech," experts weighed in on the advantages of using EdTech to address the challenge of poor learning outcomes and weak skills in the workforce. They also looked at the challenges of providing access to students without internet access.

The panel discussion was part of the inaugural Southeast Asia Development Symposium held on 21 October 2020.


  • Colin Marson, Head of Google for Education, APAC, Google
  • Sarah Pouezevara, Senior Education Research Analyst and EdTech Specialist, RTI International
  • Vincent Quah, Regional Head for Education, Research, Healthcare and Not-For-Profit, Head-ASEAN Public Sector, Asia Pacific and Japan Global Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
  • Janine Teo, Chief Executive Officer, Solve Education!
  • Robert Smith, Higher Education & eResearch Lead-APAC, Microsoft
  • ModeratorSameer Khatiwada, Social Sector Specialist (ICT), ADB