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Digital technologies are increasingly ubiquitous, and enable new forms of knowledge production, socialization, communication and play. More than ever, developing school-wide strategies to develop and support 21st century learning is dominating the educational landscape.

This was the unanimous view of educators and ed-tech startups at the 3rd annual Icons of Learning conclave & awards hosted by the Singapore-based Business Excellence & Research Group (BERG) here.

A premier thought leadership, networking & recognition platform, Icons of Learning witnessed participation from education institutions ranging from schools, colleges, private universities as well as ed-tech startups from South & South East Asia.


The panel discussion on “Changing Paradigm of Learning in the Digital Age” had Mr. David Edwards, CEO & Head of School, GEMS World Academy, Singapore, Mr. Shivanu Shukla, CEO & Founder, Teamie and Mr. Bernard Golstein, CEO & Co-Founder, VivaLing as the speakers. The session was moderated by BERG Founder & Managing Partner, Mr. Vishwesh Iyer.

“Education is one of the key sectors fuelling sustainable growth for the region, and we hope that these award winning institutions will inspire other schools of higher learning to also commit to enriching people with industry-relevant skillsets and knowledge to thrive in the new economy,” said Mr. Thomas McMahon, Chairman, Advisory Board, BERG Singapore.

Author, Storyteller & Entrepreneur, Mr. Hemant Bohra was the keynote speaker on the occasion, Mr. Bohra published his first book, Your Story Your Way, earlier this year. He spoke in depth of the essence of storytelling as a primary tool to impart life-long learning.

At the Gala Awards evening that followed, some of the leading educational institutions and edtech companies from India, Singapore & Malaysia were recognised for their continuous innovation and delivery in the learning process with the 2016 Icons of Learning Awards.

2016 Icons of Learning Award Winners - Institutions

Gems World Academy, Singapore
Leading International School
The Aryan International School, Varanasi
Leading K12 Foundation
PSB Academy, Singapore
Best Private Education Institute
Binary University, Malaysia
Leading University for Entrepreneurship Education
Tagore International School, New Delhi
Leading Private School Operator
Brickfields Asia College
Best Law School in Malaysia
Ashoka University, Sonepat
Emerging Private University
Graphic Era University, Dehradun
Leading Private University
eAge EduSolutions, New Delhi
Innovative EduTech Company
Krishna Public School, Raipur
Leading Private School Operator

Individuals Felicitated


Dr. Kamal Ghanshala, Chancellor, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India
Distinguished Educationist
Satish Chathanath, Pollen Cubes, Chennai, India
Excellence in Teacher Training
Dr. Rudrangshu Mukhkerjee, VC, Ashoka University, Sonepat, India
Distinguished Educationist
Mrs. Madhulika Sen, Principal, Tagore International School, New Delhi, India
Excellence in Administration

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