The Future Just Happened? Technology Innovation in Universities and Colleges
When: 22nd and 23rd February 2012
Where: National College for School Leadership conference centre, Nottingham. This year the conference will be co-located with the IMS quarterly meeting.
In 2001 Michael Lewis published his seminal book “Next: The Future Just Happened” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Next:_The_Future_Just_Happened which considered the impact evolving technology would have on all aspects of our lives. Ten years on technology offers incredible opportunities for teaching and learning and how our educational institutions function. But 2012 will also be a time of unprecedented change in Higher Education in the UK. September will see students funding their own way through university, and universities operating in a new market place.
This year’s JISC CETIS conference will explore the future technological challenges and opportunities for our education system.
The conference will include keynote presentations from Ian Hughes, Consulting IT Specialist and Metaverse Evangelist, Rob Abel, Chief Executive Officer of IMS, and Professor Mark Stubbs Head of Learning and Research Technologies Manchester Metropolitan University.
There will also be the following parallel discussion sessions:
2.Creating an Education App Store for the UK
3. The Learning Registry: Capturing Conversations about Learning Resources
4. Thwarted or Embedded: Mapping Cause and Effect
5. Issues around Using Data to Improve Student Retention
6. Emerging Reality: Making Sense New Models of Learning Organisations
7. Are Open Badges the Future for Recognition of Skills?
8. QTI Demonstration
9. Social Network Analysis & Data Visualisation: Past, Present and Future
10. Open Mic
Like all JISC CETIS Conferences, this will be a highly participative two day event, offering an opportunity to meet with colleagues involved in technical development activities.
The conference itself is free to attend but participants will have to cover thier own accommodation costs. The conference dinner is now full.
The conference agenda is available at where you can find out more on each of the parallel sessions.
When & Where
Cetis is the Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards. Our staff are globally recognised as leading experts on education technology innovation, interoperability and technology standards. For over a decade Cetis has provided strategic, technical and pedagogical advice on educational technology and standards to funding bodies, standards agencies, government, institutions and commercial partners.