Further Education and Training at this year’s conference

This year’s programme features an FE and skills track on Wednesday and if you cannot participate in person, you can follow much of it online:

Starting the day is Jonathan Worth, who designed and delivered the largest Open Photography class in history for over 250,000 at risk youth in seven US cities, In the same year he worked with the Word Press Photo Award to open their academy from an annual intake of 8 to an open global networked class of 11,000,000.

Then we have an invited speaker session with Ellie Russell, the Student Engagement & Partnership Manager for The Student Engagement Partnership, which supports, develops and promotes student engagement knowledge and practice in the higher education sector in England and Liam Sammon, Director of Education and Commercial Services, OCR a leading awarding organisation in the UK and part of Cambridge Assessment, a non-teaching department of the University of Cambridge. Before lunch you can find out about the new course on Blended Learning for Vocational Education and Training. During lunch there is networking in the exhibition area.

The afternoon starts with a session about gamification led by the Games and Learning Special Interest Group, followed by a session about learners as agents of change and an open forum about Learning Technology in FE led by the FELTAG Special Interest Group. In the evening we will announce the winners of this year’s Learning Technologist of the Year Awards.

If you can’t participate in person, there is a lot being streamed online including an additiona policy briefing as part of tomorrow’s (Thursday’s) programme.