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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 - 09:20 20 mins
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Welcome introduction & where are we now?
  • Richard Palmer - Practice Leader, Public Sector, Ovum
  • Sophie Bailey - Founder & Host, The Edtech Podcast
  • Educational transformation and ICT investment priorities for 2019
  • How are universities prioritising spend to meet strategic challenges?
  • Advice for 2019+
09:20 - 09:50 30 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.

09:50 - 10:30 40 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 - Acting 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?
10:30 - 10:50 20 mins
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The Higher Education Landscape
How To Actually Pull Off Web Personalisation in Higher Ed
  • Charlotte Taverner - Engagement Strategist, Domain7

For years, we’ve heard the buzz around the promise of web personalisation: how it can lead to qualified applicants, increased conversions, an improved service experience, and more. But at the same time, most of us have been stalled: What technology do we use? How do we measure it? What’s the internal workflow? What will we specifically personalise? Domain7’s Higher Ed digital consultants are asking those questions too. Hear what we’re learning — the metrics, messaging, mockups and mechanics of personalisation — and what we’re seeing as the natural barriers facing teams in higher education wanting to adopt this technology.

10:50 - 11:40 50 mins
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Morning Networking Break

We all know that some of the most impactful learning experiences we have had start with meaningful conversations. That’s why we are building time into the programme where you will get to build your personal networks and plan time to think about your part in creating institution-wide change, the theme of this years’ Future Edtech. 


Grab a coffee, take a seat, or mingle in our interactive exhibition, and say hello to the person next to you.

11:40 - 12:10 30 mins
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Student Experience and Success
Dealing with a changing world and what can we do with digital to support this change?
  • Mr. Joel Bloomfield - Industry lead for Higher Education, Microsoft

We are all very aware that we are experiencing the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This session will explore what Microsoft are seeing across the globe, how we are responding to this change, what are customers are expecting of us and themselves in this new world and what jobs may look like in the future.

12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
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Student Experience and Success
Creating a responsive university for student needs….how?
  • Charles Prince - Acting 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 - 12:50 20 mins
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Student Experience and Success
The student story: what they want, what they really, really want
  • Panelist Fanni Zombor - Student, Open University
  • Panelist Safdar Anvar - Student, Brunel University
  • Panelist Megan Lane - Student, NMITE
  • Brian Hipkin - CEO and Founder, ReFRAME Consultancy

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?

12:50 - 13:15 25 mins
Student Experience and Success
Excel in Teaching & Research with an ‘Autonomous Driving’ University
  • Malcom Woodfield - Global Business Unit Lead, SAP
  • Stefan Ellerbrake - Head of Intelligence, Itelligence
13:15 - 14:20 65 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 Charles Prince - Acting Chief Operating Officer, Centre for Student Success, University of East London
  • Table 4 Host Andrew Hargreaves - Founder, DataHE
  • Vice-Chancellor & Senior Leadership Team Roundtable Host Mary Curnock Cook - Independent Education Consultant, Ex CEO, Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, UCAS, UK

Vice-Chancellor & Senior Leadership Team Roundtable 

What? Vice-Chancellor & Senior Leadership Team Roundtable 

When? 11th June, 13.20 - 14.30

Where? Inmarsat Building, Old St. London

 

Vice-Chancellor & Senior Leadership Team Roundtable 

The VC & SLT roundtable takes place on the 11th June, with lunch provided. The idea is to provide a space for VC's and their senior teams to discuss the changing nature of the University in a forum which recognises senior exec time pressures.
Join Mary Curnock Cook, and other guests from across the sector, to hear and respond to key findings from the quarterly Emerge Education advisory board meeting for Higher and Further Education, including recent work with Jisc and other partners to launch Step Up, a pre-procurement health check for Universities to de-risk working with edtech. Ovum will also be in attendance to offer a wide view on HigherEd transformation.

You are welcome to stay on for the duration of Future Edtech. Access to this session is based on job title. Limited places apply. 

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Attendees Roundtable Discussion – Your Choice

Pick up your lunch and then join one of the following discussions below, led by one of today's speakers: 

 

Lunch table 1 “blockchain and education” hosted by: Cameron Mirza, Head of Business Transformation, University of Bahrain 

Lunch table 2 “how might immersive technology aid the teaching and learning experience?” hosted by: Stephan Caspar, Assistant Teaching Professor in Media Creation and Multicultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Lunch table 3 “how can we improve social mobility through a revised university model?” hosted by: Dr Charles Prince, Chief Operating Officer, Centre for Student Success, University of East London, UK

Lunch table 4 “how do you use data better to improve admissions?’ hosted by: Andrew Hargreaves, Founder, DataHE, UK

14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
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Student Experience and Success
Inspiring Future Generations And Driving Innovation
  • Caroline Apsey - Innovation Design Director, Oracle UK

For over forty years, Oracle has been at the forefront of IT innovation, working hand-in-hand with leading research and education organisations across the globe. This session will outline Oracle’s approach to inspiring future generations to engage in STEAM subjects, thereby opening up potential and exciting career paths in IT, research and development. We will outline some of the innovative projects that Oracle enables through the provision of cloud computing — applications, technology and expertise. These produce ground-breaking analytics which help advance humankind’s understanding of key environmental and business issues.

Through working with leading research and education organisations on such life-changing research projects, we will also touch on the necessity to provide innovative business applications that will provide a 21st century experience to students and staff alike. This helps to underpin the long-term viability of organisations in an increasingly competitive global market.

14:40 - 15:00 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…
15:00 - 15:20 20 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
  • A focus on the impact on staff - the great, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
  • How can these tools improve the wellbeing of staff
  • How Professional Service and Academic staff are working together for an improved student experience with this Institution-wide project
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
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Student Experience and Success
Digital Assessment in Norway: A case study from the University of Belgen
  • Sofie Emmertsen - Executive Educational Consultant PHD, Inspera
  • How is assessment changing?
  • A quick overview of the digital assessment movement in Norway
  • A case study from University of Bergen, Faculty of Math and Science
15:40 - 16:10 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.

16:10 - 16:30 20 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 - 16:50 20 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
  • Continue learning outwith the classroom
  • How the project started and how it has developed, results and next steps
16:50 - 17:10 20 mins
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Teaching and Learning Reimagined
What happens when you CT scan a car and share the data with your students?
  • Richard Ambadipud - CTO, Caresoft Global
  • The story: industry, universities and students working together
  • How does industry data in the classroom improve project based education and understanding?
17:10 - 17:50 40 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.

17:50 - 18:35 45 mins
Networking Drinks Reception