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According to Brenda Musilli, worldwide director of education at Intel Corp., technology contributes to renovating education and sharpening national competitiveness in a fast-changing information and knowledge-based era.
Musilli gave this statement while speaking at the first Asia Education Leadership Forum, at Seoul. Last October, Intel signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the education ministry to jointly train teachers, principals and policymakers until 2010. Under the MOU, both agreed to jointly expand the Intel Teach to the Future program to all teachers and administrators in Korea by 2010. Over 25,000 teachers and 1,000 future teachers have since been trained at 10 universities nationwide. Speaking at the forum, Musilli said Intel has a long-standing commitment to education. She said that success in the global economy is increasingly linked to the quality of a nation's education. Based on Korea's highly advanced ICT infrastructure Intel is planning to invest in research and development (R&D) that will develop e-Learning and u-learning training programs that will help teachers strengthen their teaching skills in the 21st century.