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Education @ Turing

Turing Festival

Saturday, 25 August 2012 from 14:00 to 17:00

Education @ Turing

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time: 14:00-17:00

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We are incredibly excited to announce that Raspberry Pi shall headline our education technology event. Education is transforming at breakneck speed with open innovation from teachers, developers, hardware makers and everyone in between. With teachers under increasing pressure and technological innovation, we explore the highest quality advances in learning and technology.

Eben Upton
is one of the creators of Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. They want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.

Kate Ho
is the Managing Director of Interface3. Interface3 is an award-winning independent games company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Their unique strength is in building educational collaborative games on new platforms such as tablets (iPad, Android) and interactive tables (Microsoft Surface, SMART Tables).

Morna Simpson
is CEO of FlockEdu, a new and disruptive model for adult education set to launch this September. FlockEdu connects teachers with adult learners and low cost venues for face-to-face classes. Through this service, learners can gain practical skills and knowledge, teachers can earn an income from teaching, and both will build a lasting learning and career network. FlockEdu was created using an Open Innovation method, by a team of professional volunteers who worked together over 3 residential weekends to build the service. Each volunteer received a gift of shares, in keeping with the ethos of the company. Morna is currently Entrepreneur in Residence, hosted at the Centre for Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. Morna is a career educationalist with over 20 years experience; Founder and Chair of Girl Geek Scotland; an Ambassador for Women in Enterprise and an experienced researcher and international speaker affecting EU policy and practice in Technology Innovation and Enterprise.

Twitter @girlgeeks / @FlockEdu
Web: http://www.flockedu.co.uk

Donald Clark
was CEO and one of the original founders of Epic Group plc, which established itself as the leading company in the UK e-learning market, floated on the Stock Market in 1996 and sold in 2005. Describing himself as ‘free from the tyranny of employment’, he is a board member of Ufi, Cogbooks, LearningPool and the Brighton Arts Festival. Donald has been involved in major film, games, simulations, social media and mobile projects. He is an evangelist for the use of technology in learning and has won many awards, notably the ‘Outstanding Achievement in e-learning Award’. He has advised on e-learning for many global, public and private organisations, and is a regular speaker at national and international conferences…… also a regular (and controversial) blogger on e-learning!

Blog http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/
Twitter @donaldclark
Facebook DonaldClark

Jim Thompson
is the Managing Director of CogBooks, a web-based learning technology company.

Jim began his career in scientific research and received a Ph.D. in Physics from Cambridge University in 1992. He continued his research into semiconductor physics as a Research Fellow at Robinson College, Cambridge University. In 1998, Jim moved to Silicon Valley, managing a range of high-tech products for F500 companies. In 2005, Jim founded CogBooks, with the goal of bringing more effective, research-based methods to web-based learning. CogBooks is a web-based adaptive learning platform that intelligently personalises learning to each individual. This advanced technology helps every learner to develop sound knowledge that they can use and build upon. Jim is passionate about how technology can improve the way that we learn and how data analysis can be used to enhance how learning is delivered.

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When & Where

Theatre 5
Appleton Tower
Crichton Street
EH8 9LE Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Saturday, 25 August 2012 from 14:00 to 17:00

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Turing Festival

Turing is a non profit festival bringing together digital technology and the web in a celebration of digital culture and creativity. Named in honour of Alan Turing, the festival moves beyond traditional tech conferences to explore the ways in which technology is affecting all aspects of culture and society.  The festival is collaboration between the Interreg IVB NWE funded Open Innovation Project, The City of Edinburgh Council and Interactive Scotland.

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