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The Future of Digital Learning


Hear from our panel of industry experts on approaches for shaping education in the coming year.

deb millar
Deb Millar
Executive Director of Digital Transformation, Hull College
Amy Hollier
Amy Hollier
Director of Blended & Online Learning, Worcestershire College
Sara Kvist
Sara Kvist
Specialist Consultant, University of Southern Denmark
Andrew Proctor
Executive Lead for UK Education, Amazon Web Services
Mette West
Associate Lecturer at the Centre for Nursing, University College Absalon
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Oliver Kristall
Partnerships Manager at FE Tech
Ovi Barceló
Solution Specialist, Microsoft
Hanne Sundgot Halvorsen &
Helle Angelfoss

Science Teachers, BPG Upper Secondary School, Norway
Hye Jung-Majanen
Senior Lecturer, Project Manager, School of Smart and Clean
Todd Baker
Turnitin, VP, Alliances
Rui Grilo
Western Europe Director, Education Sector at Microsoft
Steven Threadgold
Group Product Manager, Secondary Education LMS


09:00 - 09:45
Project SDG4BIZ: Online courses for business opportunity recognition in sustainable development goals.
In this session, Hye Jung-Majenen will join us remotely from Finland to discuss the SDG4BIZ Erasmus+ project. The project designs and pilots a multidisciplinary, cross-border free online course about business opportunity recognition via the UN's' sustainable development goals.

Speaker: Hye Jung-Majenen, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences


10:00 - 10:45
Disruption in education
In this session, Andrew will discuss the role technology plays in disrupting industries and what this could mean for education.

Speaker: Andrew Proctor, Amazon Web Services


11:00 - 11:45
Everyone at our school uses itslearning – but why? 
What are the advantages for teachers and students? Hanne and Helle share how teaching and learning is organised at BPG upper secondary school, and how itslearning plays an essential role.

Speakers: Helle Angelfoss & Hanne Sundgot Halvorsen, BPG Upper Secondary School 



14:00 - 14:45
Chat GPT in education: The future or a fad?
If AI is here to stay, can chat GPT be used responsibly in education? How do we ensure best practice, and damage control any limitations to learning?

Speaker: Oliver Kristall, FE Tech



15:00 - 15:45
The Effective Learner: How the next generation will learn
Amy will explore the emerging expectations of the next generation of learners and how technology can be used to enable and enhance the learning experience. She will discuss how personalisation and adaptation of learning experiences should be at the forefront of effective teaching, learning, and assessment, supported by robust digital pedagogies and infrastructure.

Speaker: Amy Hollier, Heart of Worcestershire College



16:00 - 16:45
Zeducation 4.0: A vision of the future of education
Education 4.0 aligns with the emerging fourth industrial, focusing on smart technology, artificial intelligence, and robotics. To ensure we are successfully preparing our learners for Industry 4.0, Deb will highlight how we need to evolve with the times and align teaching and learning methods with the required skills for the future.

Speaker: Deb Millar, Hull College

09:00 - 09:45
Student-centered learning and the Study Activity Model
Mette will showcase the Danish Study Activity Model and highlight considerations on how to accommodate the student's different approaches to learning and the need for repetition.

Speaker: Mette West, University College Absalon


10:00 - 10:45
Building the Best Beginning: Shaping shared experience in a self-paced study start
Sara will discuss how to "level the playing field" by creating a common starting point for all incoming students by minimising the disparities in their "backpacks" and thereby providing them with the best possible tools to begin their campus studies.

Speaker: Sara Kvist, University of Southern Denmark 



11:00 - 11:45
Integrity of academic writing in the age of AI
This session will address the challenges and opportunities of integrity in writing that academic institutions face with the rapid development of natural language models like GPT-3. We will also preview the upcoming release of Turnitin’s AI writing detection capabilities and how it was designed to provide insight into potential generative AI being used in student work.

Speaker: Todd Baker, Turnitin



12:00 - 12:45
How can technology contribute to continue reshaping education?
Technology has never been so present in classrooms across the world. How can we help schools and universities to further expand the boundaries of what is possible, creating a more engaging and inclusive environment for educators and students?

Speaker: Rui Grilo, Microsoft



14:00 - 14:30
Panel Discussion: Exploring the impact of AI and Chat GPT in education.
We will discuss the ways in which these technologies are already impacting the educational landscape, and consider how these advancements will impact teaching and learning.

Todd Baker, Turnitin
Ovi Barcelo, Microsoft
Steven Threadgold, itslearning



14:30 - 15:00
The road to the future
Our group product manager will provide an overview of the new features and functionality coming to itslearning in 2023.

Speaker: Steven Threadgold, itslearning

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