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Think Platform: Best Practices in Developing Platforms for Education


Dr. Tarek Rashed is the Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Civilizology LLC, a private research and development company headquartered in Wyoming, USA. He also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, as an International Consultant for Technology and Innovation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and as a Disaster Risk Reduction Technology Expert for the United Nations Development Program. Dr. Rashed held former positions of Senior Research Professor and Director of Geoinformatics at Indiana University, and several faculty positions on various capacities at the University of Redlands, University of Oklahoma, University of Southern California, New Mexico State University, and Austin Community College.


The keynote talk would cover the following topics:
1.What is a technology platform? How is it different from web portals, warehouses, and websites?
2.Examples of good and bad platform implementation
3.Best practices of developing educational platforms
4. A roadmap for developing a technology platform for Sustainable Development Education

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