Hidden Potential or Hollow Promise? Can Technologies Deliver Wider Access and Success in Higher Education?
June 2nd - 4th 2014
John McIntyre Centre, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Higher education is changing, with the development and application of new technologies driving much of this change. For those of us concerned with achieving wider access and success a key concern is whether these changes can help or hinder our efforts. Can innovation accelerate progress, or will it have no effect or even worse, negative impacts?
How Are Technologies Changing the Landscape, Dr Albin Wallace, Director of IT & School Development, The Education Fellowship
Using Technologies to Deliver Wider Access in Post-secondary Education - ideas, challenges, and success, Mike Feerick, CEO & Founder, ALISON
E-Pathways Towards Equal Opportunities: Good Practices and Big Challenges, Blazenka Divjak, Vice Rector, University of Zagreb
Open Learning: A Brilliant Idea - Extended, Mike Sharples, Chair in Educational Technologies - The Open University, Academic Lead - FutureLearn
Maggie Woodrow Memorial Lecture:
Beyond the "Effortless Acquisition of Superficial Information" (Woodrow, 1999) - Equity of Access to Higher Learning for Adults, Maria Slowey, Dublin City University
Related article: Young People, The Internet and Inequality, Albin Wallace