Eastern (UK) Region e-Fair

I am not going to re-invent the wheel, so below is the blurb for the upcoming Eastern (UK) Region e-Fair, where I will be delivering one of the workshops. Want to get involved then read on…

On 3rd July, South Essex College, the lead partner for The Learning Consortium which is commissioned and funded by The Education and Training Foundation, will be hosting the annual Eastern region e-Fair at our new campus in Grays. The theme for the event is digital curriculum design. The recommendations of the FELTAG report have highlighted that FE and Skills providers need to be planning and implementing innovative models of delivery using technology. Therefore, the purpose of this event is to highlight examples and strategies for practitioners of how this can be achieved.

The event is free to attend for all FE and Skills providers in the region. There will be a range of key speakers (more info below) as well as workshops delivered by colleagues from the sector. There will also be colleagues showcasing their good practice in the use of learning technology in our Show and Tell area.

To view the agenda and confirm your place CLICK HERE

Like every year, the success of this event depends on the contributions from the region. If you would like to run a hands-on workshop or perhaps would just like a stall to showcase what you have been doing at your organisation, please fill out one of the respective forms below:

Workshop form – http://goo.gl/forms/b1S3uaiVoJ

Show and Tell – http://goo.gl/forms/nfSLPIa4Et

 

Key speakers

 Bryan Mathers – Think Out Loud club

Bryan is a learning technology guru who in part is an advisor to City & Guilds on embedding technology into learning design and is a lead support for the Think Out Loud club.  The club brings together other evangelists who share successes and pain to support each other on the Further Education sector’s journey to becoming more digital. In addition to this Bryan is heavily involved in another venture – Wapisasa.

Wapisasa is a digital agency – but probably not like any you may have seen before. For a start, Wapisasa is a non-profit organisation (Community Interest Company) focused on the development of young people (Rookies) with aptitude, creativity and enthusiasm. We use Mozilla Open Badges to map out a personalised pathway, and to recognise their learning and development. Each week, one day is set aside for self-directed interest-led learning, in the form of a Maker Day.

 

Stephen Heppell: Stephen is a leading voice on the role of ICT in learning and is Professor of New Media Environments at the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice. He leads pedagogic research at the Centre and supervises PhD students. Previously, Stephen spent around a quarter of a century building Ultralab, which established an exceptional, unique, reputation as a world leading learning technology research centre. He later went on to head his own policy, research and practice consultancy which advises governments and national agencies throughout the world on the strategic development of ICT (www.cemp.ac.uk)

 

Stephan Caspar: Stephan is the lead for Media Development at Southampton University. Having previously worked in FE where he supported staff to make effective use of technology in their delivery. Currently he is working on content creation for MOOCs and the Southampton Learning Environment as well as producing their own podcasts, teaching students how to make videos with their phones, making short films to support funding bids, capturing lectures, conferences and events.

 

 

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