|9am||TALK||THE FUTURE OF WORK
The future of work is giving rise to a time of great challenge and great opportunity. Technology is creating and displacing jobs, working from anywhere is possible and the world has become a much smaller place. Learn what steps employers and employees need to take to survive and thrive in the workplace of the future.
|Peter Cosgrove, Future of Work Expert|
|9.40am||PANEL||PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK||Peter Cosgrove, Future of Work Expert
Siobhan O'Shea, Cpl
Aisling Teillard, Tandem HR
Holly Fawcett, Social Talent | Chair
|10.10am||TALK||THE PSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE OF LEARNING
There is a disconnect between learning design and learning tech and how we, as adults, actually learn. This is why so much learning fails to embed. In this talk, Celine will share insights from Neuroscience and Psychology as to what elements need to be seriously considered to enable adults to learn and change.
|Celine Mullins, Adaptas|
|10.25am||TALK||NUDGES IN LEARNING
Mind control, helpful hint, or fad? Nudging has received a lot of interest as an economic intervention from US and UK Governments. What is the potential for nudging in learning? What are the risks? And how can we develop it? Peter Gillis from Learnovate will share findings from our current research.
|Peter Gillis, Learnovate|
|10.10am||TALK||BUILDING DIGITAL TOOLS FOR LEARNING
Building successful learning tools is hard. Why do learning tools fail when they go to market? If a tool is to succeed, it first needs to solve a verified problem. Fiona will focus on the "why and how" of verifying problems.
|Fiona Mc Andrew, Learnovate|
|10.25am||TALK||GROWING AND SCALING A BUSINESS
In this engaging presentation, Anthony, the founder of Code Institute and Digital Marketing Institute, shares his experiences in how to grow an education business beyond the classroom and onto a global stage.
|Anthony Quigley, Code Institute|
|11.40am||TALK||THE FUTURE FOR SCHOOLS
The future is not what it used to be
The talk will focus on the importance of change in education. Abdul will share the difference between ‘mobility’ and ‘portability’ and the power that comes with new technology in education. He will share examples of how this has already transformed the learning environment in his school.
|Abdul Chohan, The Olive Tree School, Bolton, UK|
|12.20pm||PANEL||CREATING THE FUTURE FOR SCHOOLS||Abdul Chohan, The Olive Tree School, Bolton, UK
Deirdre Butler, STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies - Dublin City University
Mary Cleary, Irish Computer Society
Michael Hallissy, H2 Learning | Chair
Playing games is hard work: The challenge of implementing online game-based learning in higher education
This talk will focus on the expected and unexpected challenges of employing an online simulation at UG and PG graduate levels. Using the case study of an intensive 8 week long online simulation the talk will explore issues and suggest possible solutions to the creation of rewarding learning experience. A key tension inherent in many applications of online game based learning and other digital learning technologies in third level is the perception or predominant motivation to increase efficiency. This simplistic equation of technology use as a solution to resources constraints can contribute to negative results for both lecturing staff and students. A delicate balance of workload challenges for both staff and students in creating an innovative learning environment must be measured against surface level learning and new and different managerial challenges for academics.
|Mairead Brady, Trinity Business School, TCD|
|2.15pm||TALK||LEADER AS LEARNER
In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists”. The session will discuss the criticality of learning in the new world of work and how leaders can step up and embrace these challenges to ensure success.
|Siobhan Kelly, CUT-E|
|2pm||PANEL||FUNDING INNOVATION||Dermot Casey, NDRC
Alan Maguire, Versari
Mike Brennan, Enterprise Ireland
Debbie Rennick, ACT Venture Capital
|2.40pm||TALK||THE BENEFIT OF LEARNING THROUGH VIRTUAL REALITY
In this presentation, David, co-founder of Immersive VR Education, will explain the multiple benefits that Virtual Reality technology can bring to not only distance learning but also the enterprise market.
|David Whelan, Immersive VR Education|
|2.55pm||TALK||MACHINE LEARNING IN EDTECH
Instructional assistive techniques, assessment techniques and personalisation - taking the burden from the educator and placing it on the machine.
|Jim Butler, Fishtree|
|2.40pm||TALK||PERSONALISATION THROUGH ADAPTIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES
New technology, more access to data and learning analytics has seen the emergence of more adaptive learning experiences in organisations.
Let’s use this session to explore:
|John Kilroy, Harvest|
|2.55pm||TALK||COMBINING ADAPTIVE LEARNING WITH LEARNING CURATION
We will discuss how an adaptive learning approach can be applied when curating content on a specific topic relevant to a specific audience or your enterprise. Adaptive technologies create an impactful learning experience by learning via questioning. Curation enables quick dissemination of content. Together, they are able to quickly get learners to competency and/or identify points of commonly held misinformation for specific learners, enabling a remediation model that ensures 100% knowledge transfer and application.
|Thomas Kupetis, St. Charles Consulting Group|
|3.20pm||PANEL||EMERGING RESEARCH IN EdTECH||Paul Gormley, NUI Galway
Richard Millwood, Core Education UK
Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez, Education, TCD
Peter Hamilton, EdTech Ventures | Chair
|3.20pm||PANEL||L&D INNOVATION||Mark Melia, Enovation
Tina Forrester, Blizzard Entertainment
John Mulreid, FBD
Sinead Heneghan, IITD | Chair