Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


PIDE Roundtables on Education - Day 4 : Is Technology the Panacea and are we using it?

Date : Augustust 22 , 2020
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Speaker : Zulfigar Qazilbash Development Consultant, Mahboob Mahmood Founder Knowledge Platform
Discussant : Dr. Nafeesa Shah, MNA Javed Jabbar, Former Information Minister Riaz Ahmed Kamlani, EVP TCF Hassan Bin Rizwan, CEO Sabaq Quratulain Bakhteari, Founder IDSP Salma Ahmed Alam, CEO Durbeen Vardah Malik, Development Specialist Umbreen Arif, Technical Advisor MoFEPT Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Education Trust Nasra Schools Kasim Kasuri, CEO Beaconhouse Nassir Kasuri, ED Beaconhouse Ahmad Rajwana, PAS Seema Aziz, Founder, Care Foundation Dr. Faisal Bari, AP s LUMS Dr. Pervez Huodboy, Educationist Dr. Soufia Siddiqi, Professors LUMS Neelam Hussain, Director SW&RPC Shahid Hafiz Kardar, Former Finance Minister Rafiq Tahir Peter Jacob, ED CSJ Dr Neelam Hussain, Rector LGS University Naazish Ata-Ullah, Member PHEC Abbas Rashid Mehreen Noon, Director SOE LUMS Omar Masrur Rishm Najm, AD LG Mosharraf Zaidi, TabadLab Ambreen Gilani, Development Specialist & PIDE SF

• COVID-19 has introduced us to online learning. Khan Academy has been around for about 20 years. Many claims have been made about online learning in Pakistan. But are we using it? • Will this allow greater permeation of education in Pakistan? • Is this the solution for better standards across all social strata? • The economics of such education? • Will it lower infrastructure and support costs? • Why is it so slow to roll out? • What policy support can, or should it be given? • Why are private schools slow in accepting it?