Andrew is a highly experienced, award-winning educator and digital learning specialist with a proven track record in education management. He is the Chief Development Officer at New Nordic School, (Espoo, Finland), where he’s responsible for developing and evolving their academic offerings, redefining and internationalizing Finnish Education through an integrated Purpose Based Learning lens, through the development of new and novel mechanisms of teaching and learning.
A well-versed practitioner in the fields of education and education technology, Andrew is passionate about the role technology has to play in terms of improving student outcomes and learning efficiencies – in particular Artificial Intelligence and Adaptive Learning. Andrew is also an Advisor to the Board for Edtech Finland, the national body for the Finnish Edtech Industry.
Finnish education and EdTech has always been an area of great interest to me. Of late, it has greatly influenced my professional journey - I’ve been doing a Masters in Education Entrepreneurship with a Finnish university for the last year, and I very recently moved to Finland to work in the education space. So, when Edtech Impact asked me for my reflections and views on why and how EdTech is utilized and implemented well in Finland, I was more than happy to add my two cents.