Co-founder en Education Soul
My name is Martha Gómez! I am a colombian citizen with a large academic background for almost 20 years. I have been a University Professor, Researcher and Project Manager in public policy programs. An MBA graduate and a B.A in Economics undergrad from the National University of Colombia, and also a Master of Innovation graduate from Autónoma University of Barcelona-Spain, I Co-founded Education Soul in 2016, a private company that uses world-class EdTech platforms and methodologies to make a social impact, closing the gap of Computational Thinking in low-income K12 public schools in Latin America.
Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?
I am convinced that the digital era needs a new type of citizens, prepared with skills, not only with content. These skills are related to Computational Thinking development. That is why I strongly believe in closing the gap by using innovation in education, which is HundrEd´s Manifesto where the purpose of education is to help every child flourish, no matter what happens in life.
As a HundrED Ambassador I can have an extraordinary opportunity to bring my knowledge and experience to indentify impactful, innovative and scalable education innovations not only in my country, but also globally.
How can education support students to flourish?
The fourth industrial revolution is here to stay. My region, Latin America, has a huge education gap in comparison to OECD standards. Quality of education remains a big challenge to accomplish, specially to prepare the future workers in a digital era. Good news is that today education is facing a transformation thanks to technology. EdTech is becoming a multi billion industry, developing the concept of personalized massification, where every child can have his/her own path to grow, based on predictive analysis and machine learning. Based on it, education will bring better opportunities for children to develop their skills, and have a learning experience that was not available in the past.What role does innovation play in education change?
Innovation opens the window for education to be transformed. In the digital era today, more resources are available to create new experiences for children to receive a better quality of education. Concepts such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and visual analytics, are being included as part of a new industry that is leading a complete transformation of education. The role of teachers along with a new concept of learning spaces are changing also the way we were educated many years ago. The convergence of education and technology is raising the bar on how we are going to educate our children. We are facing a new era, where every child has his/her own skill development path, since every child has his/her own needs and learning pace. We really need to identify all the innovation in education to share them and make them available for everyone!