The Ajenta team were out on the road again in November attending Edutech 18 at Strathclyde University. The event is the latest in a series of FutureScot events aimed at exploring the impact of digital technologies on further and higher education in Scotland.
The focus of the keynote presentations and workshops was to address the question – How is technology transforming the Higher & Further Education sector?
Delegates were leaders in Further and Higher Education throughout Scotland, giving us a great opportunity to spend a day with Scotland’s leading digital educators and see how the sector is responding to digital disruption. The day focused on how staff can can better equip themselves to lead their organisations through a digital transformation process, making them more competitive and agile in a global market, with a focus on skills development and attainment for learners and teachers.
Highlights of the day included CDN’s Head of Innovation and Partnerships, Gina Wilson, who talked about social inclusion and Scotland’s ambition of becoming the first ‘Digital Nation’.
Keynote Speakers Included:
• Gina Wilson, Head of Innovation and Partnerships, College Development Networks;
• Martin Doel, FETL Professor of Leadership & Further Education & Skills, UCL;
• Dr. Ken Thomson, Principal and Chief Executive, Forth Valley College;
• Professor Chris Speed, Chair of Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh;
• Professor Gordon McConnell, Vice-Principal for Commercial and Regional Innovation, Robert Gordon University;
• Dr Alastair Robertson, Director of Teaching and Learning Enhancement, Abertay University;
• Jason Miles Campbell, Head of JISC Scotland;
• Mark McKenna, Managing Director, Mindful Education.