Learning for a Digital Tomorrow’ 14 November 2014 | NEC, Birmingham
Niace are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of FREE places at their Annual Digital Learning Conference 2014 – Learning for a Digital Tomorrow.
Date: Friday 14 November
Venue: The NEC, Gallery Suites 1-2, Birmingham, B40 1NT
This conference will provide a dynamic, solutions focused forum bringing together policy makers, employers, colleges, learning providers and learners to focus on two key issues for the FE and Skills sector: How to give learners the skills they bridge the E-skills gap and; how learning technology can be used effectively in line with recommendations from the Further Learning and Teaching Action Group (FELTAG)
By 2015 over half of the UK workforce will require higher level digital skills. However, 62% of employers do not think their workforce currently have the skills they need, while approximately 9.5 million people across the UK do not even have basic digital skills.
The voluntary and FE and Skills sectors play key roles in supporting the development of digital skills, from basic online skills to higher level skills, for life, for learning and for work. The conference will explore how education can better prepare learners for the digital future, through presentations from Maggie Philbin, Chair of UK Digital Taskforce, Chief Executive of TeenTech and a technology broadcaster, debate and open discussion with employer, Learning Provider, LEP, Local Authority, Examination Board, Further Education, Family and Community learning representatives and seminars with Barclays Digital Eagles and Third Sector agencies.
The conference will also address implementation of FELTAG recommendations published on the 16 June 2014. With keynote speeches and seminars from the BBC, ECORYS, JISC, Ofsted, The Skills Funding Agency, the Gazelle Group, leaders from Higher and Further Education and key providers of family and intergenerational learning, keynote and seminar conference sessions will explore how the FE and skills sector can meet the FELTAG challenge, using technology to offer increased opportunities for learning, overcoming barriers of engagement, geography, availability, access and cost, while ensuring that those who could benefit most are not left behind in the technology revolution.
For more information and to register, please view our conference programme at http://www.niace.org.uk/campaigns-events/events/digi-conference
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