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Next steps for EdTech in England

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Starts on:06/12/2022 08:30 AM
Ends on:06/12/2022 12:55 PM
Location:Online event


This online conference will focus on the future of EdTech in England’s schools.

Bringing together stakeholders in the education and technology sectors with policymakers, areas for discussion include:
• the changing EdTech landscape - key developments in its use and changes in the requirements of schools
• the EdTech market - looking at how it is developing, and potential new markets and opportunities
• EdTech implementation in educational settings - assessing key challenges faced by schools, such as budgetary constraints and staff knowledge, and how these could be overcome.

With the Department for Education publishing its Future opportunities for education technology in England review, the agenda includes best practice case studies, both domestically and internationally in the use of EdTech in the classroom and across the curriculum.

Delegates will also assess implications of changes in technology in the home environment for schools, technology providers and households - and how to tackle inequalities and address regional variation in EdTech provision.

There will also be discussion on how students and staff can safely use EdTech. This comes following a recent report from the 5Rights Foundation into data governance in UK schools, which outlined concerns surrounding the collection of children’s data whilst they are using technology.

Further areas for discussion include:
• technology modernisation - keeping pace with upgrades and developments in technology in schools - improving infrastructure - supporting staff confidence and skills
• raising attainment - maximising the role of EdTech in improving digital skills and educational outcomes for learners - tackling digital poverty and accessibility issues - serving the needs of teachers
• the EdTech market - trends and dynamics - opportunities for providers in England and international exports - addressing market barriers and harnessing new initiatives - future for online academies.

Keynote sessions will be with Bridie Tooher, Deputy Director, Digital Strategy for Education, Department for Education; Caroline Wright, Director General, British Educational Suppliers Association; Vipul Bhargava, Education Technology and International Schools Specialist, Department for International Trade; and Dr Velislava Hillman, Founder, Education Data; and Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics.


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