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A thought leadership workshop 24th April 2013

Harnessing the internet for effective teaching and learning between Secondary FE and HE

The advent of ‘Massive Open Online Content’ (MOOC) by universities, combined with wider access points to content via the growth of superfast internet connectivity and the dramatic shift to iPads, tablets and smart phones, is radically changing traditional teaching and learning methodologies.

The fundamental questions are…

  • Why aren’t secondary and FE leaders engaged in this debate with Universities?
  • How should universities use the ‘cloud’ to attract new students from secondary and FE, given the decline in applications and recent economic constraints?
  • With free and expansive online content, what quality control mechanisms can we put in place?
  • How can we develop appropriate assessment criteria?
  • What effective revenue models can be put in place to validate all of this?

On 24th April 2013 Merchant Taylors’ School is inviting key practitioners, senior managers, Heads and Heads of Faculty from secondary, FE and HE institutions to a ‘thought leadership workshop’ to discuss and engage with these themes and develop suitable responses.  The aim is to bring together a selective group of top independent, state schools and FE Colleges with their counterparts in HE to see how this new online paradigm can be made to work smarter and more effectively for the next generation of our students.

There will be topical presentations on strategy, content, assessment and the deployment of new online technologies, presented by experts within these fields. There will also be a plenary session where delegate views will be sought and collated as a basis of future action, as well as the opportunity to network one-to-one with peers, practitioners and technology companies specialising in this area of online delivery.

The speakers at the event include representatives from Edinburgh University, The Association of Colleges, King Alfred Academy Wantage, Cambridge University Press, Pearson and Merchant Taylors’ School. Places at this event are limited and we encourage early booking. I hope that you will be able either to attend in person or pass this invitation on to one of your senior leadership team so that they can attend.

The workshop runs from 2.00 – 6.00 pm.
Please see below links for a full agenda and booking form.
For more information on the event, booking a place or having a technology vendor stand, please contact ConnectED on [email protected] or or call 44 (0) 844 800 9375.

I look forward to welcoming you on the day

Stephen Wright, Headmaster

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