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Global Vocational Skills attend Empowering Education: Building Digital Capabilities

Global Vocational Skills attend Empowering Education: Building Digital Capabilities

On Thursday 14th September, Adrian, Business Development Manager at Global Vocational Skills, attended the third edition of the Empower Education Conference series, which ran this year for the third year running since 2017.

The conference boasted of a strong line-up of delegates and keynote speakers from the Further Education sector, including Head of FE and skills from Jisc, Paul Mckean, and Regional Education Manager, Kirri Gooch from Google for Education.

After a warm opening from Hopwood Hall College Principal, Julia Heap, Paul from Jisc discussed Education in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, that innovation is constantly changing the way we live. And how these technological changes have overflowed into the educational sector, where technologies like AR, VR, machine learning and how digital is affecting the curriculum, demanding a need for more digital capable staff. Whilst Vikki Liogier from The Education and Training Foundation explored a new free online training service for trainers, instructors and assessors who want to develop their practices employing the power of technology. 
Hopwood Hall’s very own Becki Lee rounded off the Keynote Speaker talks with a session revealing the evolution of e-learning, featuring one of our partners at the heart of their digital journey, its learning .

Read the full case study here.

The event rounded off with a range of pedagogy workshops: A Google for Education workshop demonstrating the power of live collaboration in the cloud with G-suite applications with Kirri Gooch, a session focused around learning with effective outcomes with Tony Davis from the Centre for Creative Quality Improvement, and a short lecture on Great Teaching and Learning by Bradley Lightbody, a Further Education specialist.

Take a look at Global Vocational Skills latest Digital course offering suitable for Further Education Institutions here.

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