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Show preview: Future EdTech 2015

With just two weeks to go until the show opens its doors, we look at what this years Future EdTech, supported by Tech&Learning UK, has in store for visitors.

Future EdTech 2015 will take place at London’s Millennium Gloucester Hotel on 2 and 3 June. Organisers state that the two-day conference and exhibition, which is aimed at enabling transformational change in higher education using technology, offers the ‘impact lacking from larger, less focused events’.

The conference will feature more than 50 speakers and is the only event in Europe that brings together more than 250 thought-leaders, innovators from institutional administration, IT, plus academics and pedagogy experts. They will address the strategic and tactical value of technology in changing higher education operating models.

Speakers currently confirmed include: Jeremy Pritchard, head of education, bio sciences school at University of Birmingham; Yike Guo, professor of computer at Imperial College London; Jeff Haywood, CIO at University of Edinburgh; and Clifton Kandler, head of web services at University of Greenwich.

On Tuesday 2 June, topics up for discussion include e-learning, which will be covered in a Drill Down Round Table Session starting at 11.45. A series of workshops will focus in on student success and experience, and supporting teaching innovation with technology. Another highlight from day one’s programme is a discussion about the internet of everything, everything mobile and BYOD, which is at 15.40.

The following day will begin with a breakfast briefing at 08.30 where attendees will be able to debate how to gain the most ROI, both for student support and as a deployment within the VLE environment. This will be followed by a keynote session on ‘Driving change in teaching and learning’, which will look beyond the hype of MOOCs and ask what’s really keeping students engaged and improving outcomes.

Registration for Future EdTEch 2015 is free for universities and higher education institutions.