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Jun 11
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08:00 - 09:00 60 mins
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Registration and Breakfast

Come & enjoy a coffee with the Future Edtech community. Start networking and explore our exhibitions showcasing innovations across student services, institutional efficiency and teaching and learning.

09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Welcome & Introduction
  • Richard Palmer - Practice Leader, Public Sector, Ovum
  • Sophie Bailey - Founder & Host, The Edtech Podcast
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
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The Higher Education Landscape
The Fourth Education Revolution: The impact of Artificial Intelligence on Higher Education
  • Anthony Seldon - Vice Chancellor, University of Buckingham

There is no more important issue facing education, or humanity at large, than the fast approaching revolution in Artificial Intelligence or AI. This book is a call to educators everywhere to open their eyes to what is coming. If we do so, then the future will be shaped by us in the interests of humanity as a whole - but if we don’t then it will be imposed by others. Britain and the US have an excellent education system in their schools and universities - excellent, but tailored to the twentieth century. Will the fourth AI revolution remedy the problems inherent in this system? We have allowed ourselves to believe that teaching can uniquely be done only by the teacher, but might it in fact be better carried out by AI machines? This session will lift us from the day-to-day to set the tone for Future Edtech 2019.

09:30 - 10:15 45 mins
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The Higher Education Landscape
Rethinking the university for the 21st Century
  • Moderator Mary Curnock Cook - Independent Education Consultant, Ex CEO, Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, UCAS, UK
  • Panelist Charles Prince - Chief Operating Officer, Centre for Student Success, University of East London
  • Panelist Jane Bunce - Director of Student and Academic Services, University of Northampton
  • Panelist Ali Jaffer - Head of Policy and Innovation, Social Mobility Commission
  • Panelist Heidi Fraser-Krauss - Deputy Registrar and Director of Corporate Information Services, University of York
  • What is a university for in the fast-paced modern world?
  • What needs to change if we are to reach this new vision of a university?
  • How are senior leadership across strategy, estates, IT, research & teaching & learning implementing change?
  • Which are the modern agile partnerships benefiting students, staff and researchers?
10:15 - 10:40 25 mins
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The Higher Education Landscape
What's the current price?
  • Richard Palmer - Practice Leader, Public Sector, Ovum
  • Educational transformation and ICT investment priorities for 2019
  • How are universities prioritising spend to meet strategic challenges?
  • Advice for 2019+
10:40 - 11:40 60 mins
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Morning Networking Break

Come & enjoy a coffee with the Future Edtech community. Get to know one another in our speed networking session and explore the edtech features in our exhibition across student services, institutional efficiency and teaching and learning.

11:40 - 12:10 30 mins
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Student Experience and Success
The Great Transformation
  • Joel Bloomfield - Higher Education Lead, Microsoft
  • Joel will talk about the challenges facing Higher Education, how universities are shaping up to be student ready, the role of technology and the impact of Artificial Intelligence.
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
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Student Experience and Success
Creating a responsive university for student needs….how?
  • Charles Prince - Chief Operating Officer, Centre for Student Success, University of East London
  • Dr Prince is passionate about creativity and innovation to meet student needs; leadership that values lifelong learning and anticipates future trends; and access, success and equity in opening up formal and informal education to students to help them to acheive their goals as learners and citizens.
  • In this talk, Dr Prince will share some key learnings from global responses to student support.
12:30 - 13:15 45 mins
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Student Experience and Success
The student story: five students tell us what they want, what they really, really want
  • Panelist Fanni Zombor - Student, Open University

We often talk about the university student, but who they are and what they want is extremely varied. This panel brings together five diverse voices to share what they want from the University experience, community and support. How have they variously experienced admissions, student support services, teaching and learning, assessment, and career services?

13:15 - 14:30 75 mins
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Lunchtime: a chance to grab a bite to eat and check out the various edtech exhibitions and our networking formats below.
  • Table 1 Host Cameron Mirza - Head of Business Transformation, University of Bahrain
  • Table 2 Host Stephan Caspar - Assistant Teaching Professor in Media Creation & Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Table 3 Host Ed Fidoe - Founder, The London Interdisciplinary School
  • Table 4 Host Charles Prince - Chief Operating Officer, Centre for Student Success, University of East London
  • Table 5 Host Debbie Holley - Professor of Learning Innovation & Head, Centre for Excellence in Learning, Bournemouth University

Lunch table 1 “blockchain and education” 

Lunch table 2 “how might immersive technology aid the teaching and learning experience?” 

Lunch table 3 “what if university solved all of society’s big problems” 

Lunch table 4 “how can we improve social mobility through a revised university model?” 

Lunch table 5 “how does change happen across the whole university?” 

Lunch table 6 “how can we support new university models which sit outside of usual funding and accreditation methods?” hosted by: NMITE

14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
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Student Experience and Success
Data as a performance differentiator in marketing, admissions and recruitment
  • Andrew Hargreaves - Founder, DataHE
  • Mark Corver - Founder, DataHE
  • How can sophisticated marketing techniques, demographic data or a broader idea of potential student market numbers provide a catalyst for universities and Student experience? Let’s crunch some numbers…
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
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Student Experience and Success
Supporting diverse students with Future Work Opportunities
  • Jean-Noël Ezingeard - Deputy Vice Chancellor, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • How are Universities using technology to better track employment metrics and student satisfaction after they leave?
  • How can the University alumni community be better engaged and return to University for their lifelong learning needs?
15:10 - 15:45 35 mins
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Student Experience and Success
Reducing academic workload and improving student access with digital tools
  • Olivia Roberts - Head of Student Services, Queen's University Belfast
  • Case study: setting up a VLE
  • Impact on students and staff, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
  • How can these tools improve the mental health and wellbeing of students and staff
  • How can academic and non-academic work better together for improved student admissions, assessment, payments and content access?
15:45 - 16:15 30 mins
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Afternoon Networking Break

Come & enjoy a coffee with the Future Edtech community. Get to know one another and explore what edtech features in our exhibition across student services, institutional efficiency and teaching and learning.

16:15 - 16:30 15 mins
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Teaching and Learning Reimagined
What happens when you use VR technology to teach culture, language and identity?
  • Speaker Stephan Caspar - Assistant Teaching Professor in Media Creation & Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University
  • In this short talk, we'll explore the work of the Askwith Kenner Global Languages & Cultures Room at Carnegie Mellon University. A room packed with technology, from smart screens to VR, teaching space, meeting room and lab. A room designed to connect student to cultures outside their own and better understand the real world through virtual worlds.
  • What does a pedagogy for VR look and feel like? How can we truly harness new technology to provide engaging learning experiences? How can we move beyond the wow-factor and facilitate learning in immersive environments? The room alone can not attempt to answer these questions but through multi-disciplinary research; exploring connections in human-computer interaction, language learning, architecture, games design and digital humanities, perhaps we can provide new opportunities and take a glimpse into the classroom of the future.
16:30 - 16:45 15 mins
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Teaching and Learning Reimagined
What happens when you use Snapchat as a teaching tool in Higher Education?
  • Suzanne Faulkner - Teaching Fellow, National Centre for Prosthetics & Orthotics, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
  • Why Snapchat is not all about •••• pics, actually.
  • Asking students where they communicate and engaging with them there.
  • Helping introverts and international students open up and engage
  • How the project started and how it has developed, results and next steps
16:45 - 17:00 15 mins
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Teaching and Learning Reimagined
What happens when you CT scan a car and share the data with your students?
  • The story: industry, universities and students working together
  • How does industry data in the classroom improve project based education and understanding?
17:00 - 17:15 15 mins
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Teaching and Learning Reimagined
Teaching and Learning Transformed. 15 years in Ed Tech: Past, Present and Future Days
  • Moderator Stephan Caspar - Assistant Teaching Professor in Media Creation & Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Panelist Santanu Vasant - Head of the Centre for Excellence for Teaching and Learning,, University of East London
  • Panelist Suzanne Faulkner - Teaching Fellow, National Centre for Prosthetics & Orthotics, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
  • Panelist Joanne Zhang - Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, School of Business & Management, Queen Mary University
  • Panelist Helle Rootzén - Professor and head of learnT DTU, DTU Compute, Statistics and Data Analysis, Denmark Technical University

In this session, presenters come together to look back on how teaching has transformed within Universities and hopes for the future, including mitigating increased workload, improving university wide communication, and providing students with better opportunities.  Our wrap up session to get you thinking before the networking drinks.

17:15 - 18:00 45 mins
Networking Drinks Reception