Re-inventing Education for the Digital Age | David Middelbeck | TEDxMünster

Education and technology has been in a race since the invention of printing.  Today, education is lagging behind, says David Middelbeck.  We need to change the fundamentals of learning to adapt to the digital age.  David tells his story of how after learning in Muenster and Harvard, he has just left a good job in tech to help bring technology into education. David Middelbeck stands up for a world without digital illiterates as the Chairman of the European nonprofit organization TechLabs. He co-founded the organization 2 years ago in Münster, and now helps hundreds of students every year to learn coding skills at its three locations in Münster, Barcelona & Copenhagen.

Furthermore, David is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of the startup edyoucated, a digital education platform that helps companies to upskill their workforce to digital roles. He is a passionate social entrepreneur with 8 years of nonprofit leadership experience & former Head of Product at an early-stage data analytics startup from Münster. Before, he studied Information Systems, Data Science, Philosophy, and Entrepreneurship at Harvard University, MIT, WWU Münster, and QUT Brisbane.

David will talk about his vision for the future of digital education – so called “learning accelerators” that combine the best of powerful online resources & engaging offline communities. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at



  1. May 21, 2021
    The Man w/No Name

    2021(G) "Respect and dignity." Furthermore:

  2. May 21, 2021
    Tukamushaba Selestine

    Revolutions in educational technology

  3. Such an inspiring talk! Thank you for the amazing change you make!

  4. May 21, 2021
    Philippe Defraigne

    Very engaging talk!

  5. May 21, 2021
    Darko Bilandzic

    I understand what you are saying. My Culex XR Studio is making virtual content for education and we have a crazy gap between people who are excited about this new technology and those who do not understand it and are afraid of it. Unfortunately, there are more of those who are afraid. But I see the movement for the better. Great speech!

  6. May 21, 2021
    Laiwe Ki


  7. May 21, 2021
    Frost Treant

    This is quite an amazing talk

  8. May 21, 2021
    Mark Jitro Armada

    Been waiting for a person like you sir. Online learning just exposed the need for old education system to be changed.

  9. May 21, 2021
    Julián Perdomo

    In the future, we won't be needing teachers anymore. At least not how it's contemplated now.

  10. May 21, 2021
    privat privat

    i think people,society's,county's underestimate the power of the internet… and the huge global knowdlegde it holds.

  11. May 21, 2021
    George Rayas

    Everygangta until zoom class

  12. May 21, 2021
    Manipur Imphal


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    Nelson Thomas


  14. May 21, 2021
    Dirk Hannemann-Trainer

    Many thanks for this interesting lecture! It is fantastic that the non-profit organisation has achieved such a huge success after such a short time. The three pillars on which "Tech Lab" is built can really successfully transform education into the digital age, that's my personal impression as a trainer-instructor. Dirk Hannemann, Kommunikationstrainer

  15. May 21, 2021
    Nico G

    Great talk, great speaker!


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