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Technology in Learning: Reshaping the Educational Landscape
Tue 4 July 2017, 08:30 – 16:30 BST
In a period of considerable uncertainty the UK education sector must adapt to a new landscape and maintain its position as a global leader. Following the Brexit result, the future direction on EU research funding programmes, student mobility schemes and employability are all still unclear at this point. From April 2017 the recently announced Apprenticeship Levy will open up new opportunities surrounding funding, skills and learning. Industry, universities and schools will work together for the promotion of work-based qualifications and job-specific skills.
The next stage of the Teaching Excellence Framework, increasing student expectations and a strong competitive environment for both UK and international students also join the list of challenges for the education sector. Digital technology has the potential to enhance the quality of education making a difference on the learning value through a more personalised, tailored experience. Measuring learning gain in knowledge, skills, work-readiness and personal development is vital to understand the quality and impact of education on students. Information technology has built a new world, and the education system has the resources and ability to reshape and respond to these changes.
This is an exciting new stage for education providers of all kinds working in partnership with employers and professional bodies. The British education system has an outstanding international reputation and plays a vital role in UK research, skills and economic growth. This agenda will help you to be flexible and agile enough to meet user demands and to keep pace with the latest trends and innovations that are driving educational change.
Technology in Learning: Reshaping the Educational Landscape will encourage dialogue across the sector, promote partnerships and explore new and innovative ways to use technology to successfully face the current changes in the education system.