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Connected! Visions of transformative post-16 education

1 June 2009 00:00

Staffordshire University warmly invites you to their 3rd annual international conference on technology supported learning.

The conference explores the futurological landscape of post-16 education presented by emerging technologies, web 2.0 tools and thinking. It explores visions for the shape and structure of institutions and courses alike as the ‘power relationship’ between institutions, tutors and their students is irrevocably changed, requiring both organisations and tutors alike to become responsive, flexible, and above all, creatively connected.

Conference Themes

  • Creative cultures: Sustaining transformative organisational ecosystems in which creativity and flexibility flourish
  • Learner-led models: Issues and new paradigms in course design and assessment
  • Academic2.0? Evolving academic identity and practice

Book your place
The cost of the conference is £130
To reserve a place, please visit the conference website at and complete the online booking form.

More Details
This conference is firmly focused on learners and learning in Higher and Further Education.This year’s conference will be of interest to academic developers, managers and policy makers in Higher and Further Education. It will combine an exploration of key issues at the forefront of technology supported learning with master classes in paradigms for practice, to help universities, colleges and practitioners understand, shape and exploit the potential presented by emerging technologies.

The ‘net generation’ enters post-16 education with the expectation and ability to influence what and how they learn. This demands transformation in both pedagogy and institutional structure towards approaches which are no longer just student-centred but, as learners assert both choice and control, are student-led, and in which the shifting focus is towards information as shared rather than owned within connected, collaborative communities in physical and virtual space. The conference explores this issue from three different perspectives through its key themes.

Contact Name:
Gill Marino
Contact Telephone:
01785 353298
Contact Email:

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