Technology is changing quickly and there is pressure in many organisations, including further education colleges, to respond to that challenge.
So what can colleges do to keep pace with evolving edtech and use it effectively to benefit students and their organisations? These questions will be in the spotlight at a summit this summer.
Jointly arranged by Jisc and the AoC, the FE technology summit will discuss the kind of technological innovation that the sector needs to survive and thrive.
Aimed at FE leaders and taking place on 17 June at Google's base in central London, the summit aims to prove how comprehensive digital strategy can help to improve teaching and learning experiences; equip staff and students with digital skills for the future; drive efficiencies; and make colleges more competitive.
Delegates will have the opportunity to:
- Talk to Jisc’s edtech experts
- Hear about best practice from peers
- Network with colleagues
- Review their college’s current technology strategy
- Understand different approaches to cross-college working
- Discuss the future skills’ development of learners
Jisc’s head of FE and skills, Paul McKean said:
“This event will provide delegates with the opportunity to hear from key experts, to hear about the latest tech products and services, to learn from colleagues who have already been through a technological transformation, to network with peers and gather the insight and inspiration they need to make strategic plans for their own organisations.
“We know that, while some colleges are using existing and emerging technology brilliantly to enhance the student experience – everything from chatbots to VR and AR – the picture across the sector is patchy. We work with our members to help them thrive in our ever-more connected world, and this event will support that work.”
Registration for the summit is now open.