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researchED Tech

Date: 17 October 2015

Location: London Connected Learning Centre, Rectory Grove, SW4 0EL, London

Organiser: researchED

Status: Closed

Does education technology improve learning?

researchED and the London Connected Learning Centre have teamed up to create a unique, boutique day of CPD, discussion and interaction focussed on technology and how it's used in education. As usual with researchED events, we'll be looking hard at what evidence, rather than hype, tells us about this area. When is technology appropriate to use? What are the limitations? What are the best ways to use it? The day will focus on hard data not hard sell.

Speakers include:

Angela Mcfarlane, Head of College of Teachers. Authentic Learning for the Digital Generation, and the myth of the digital native. The majority of young users need help and support in order to benefit from the rich learning potential of personal, mobile and online technology use.

Oliver Quinlan,  NESTA.

Natalia Kucirkova, Open University: Effective use of technology in early years: Emerging evidence on both positives and limitations of using touch-screens in early years.

Kate Atkins,  EEF-  What's more dangerous- a pencil or an iPad?  Find out how you can use both of these classroom tools to improve learning

Jose Picardo, Assistant Principal, Surbiton High School: Invisible Technology

Sarah Horrocks, Director, London Connected Learning Centre:  The effects of blogging on students' writing: Digital skills for learning and communicating.

Ty Goddard, Co Founder, The Education Foundation: Technology in schools - a system view

Bob Harrison, TOSHIBA Education Adviser: Learning from OECD report- 'Will investment in computers increase test scores?' is the wrong question.

Donald Clark, E-Learning expert and entrepeneur: From Gutenburg to Zuckerberg- resistance is futile. Tech has always been fundamental to teaching and learning. Education is just a slow learner and easily distracted by Mitra, Robinson, iPads & 21st C skills. It's here, it's coming and resistance is futile.

Sri Pavar, Software Engineering post-graduate

Terry Freedman, Educational ICT consultant: How do you know what you know? What does the research REALLY say? A list of pitfalls when it comes to interpreting tech research reports, with examples, and suggestions as to how to “defend” yourself.

More speakers to be confirmed...

Tickets for this event are extremely limited! This is the first researchED event focussing on technology; if it proves popular we'll build a much bigger day in 2016, based on feedback from this event. Many sessions will be live streamed, for those who can't attend in person- details to be confirmed. A light lunch and tea/ coffees will be provided, included in the price of the ticket.

9:00 am Doors open for a welcome coffee and registration

9:45 am Welcome from Sarah Horrocks and Tom Bennett

10:00 am Keynote speech

10:45-4:30 Breakout sessions (choice of two) including lunch

4:35-4:45 Closing speeches and thanks

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