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With the recent appointment of Nadiem Makarim as new education and culture minister, all eyes will be on how he leverages his incredible success with Gojek into the rapidly expanding nexus of education and technology. By creating Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand, multi-service, and digital payment platform, Nadiem has proven his ability to integrate innovative technology and shown his willingness to take calculated risks on a grand scale. Does Nadiem’s appointment mean that technology must become a big part of the ecosystem of education?
No doubt technology is a powerful educational tool, and introducing new technology into classrooms provides diverse opportunities for learning. However if investment in education technologies — such as tablets, laptops and smartphones — is going to be fruitful, it requires an equal investment in other educational cornerstones: research- and data-led programs, and teacher upskilling………………….