2019 Agenda

Session 1: Innovation & inter-disciplinary learning
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Registration, refreshments and networking
9:15 AM - 9:25 AM
Chair's Opening Remarks and welcome
9:25 AM - 9:55 AM
The 21st century university campus: a ‘Design Factory’ approach to pooling skills and talent to turn today’s problems into tomorrow’s solutions

The future role of universities will rely on closer interactions between universities, companies and government

9:55 AM - 10:10 AM
Demystifying the Cloud with AWS: from delivering learner-centric solutions at scale to improving operational efficiencies in higher education

How the technology can support student acquisition, retention and employment, whilst boosting institutional competitiveness.

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Doing Data Right: Interdisciplinary approaches to use Data Driven Innovation to solve societal challenges

Case studies of horizontal collaboration across academic, organisational and industrial boundaries, using data.

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Digital pathways: the role of colleges in helping to sustain the demands of increasingly technology-driven industries

 Colleges need a clear digital strategy that link them to their local economies and provide the skills and learning opportunities to fulfil the jobs of the future.

10:50 AM - 11:30 AM
Expert Panel: Digital hubs, clusters and skills incubators.

Scotland’s colleges are working closely with city deal partners to position themselves at the forefront of data-driven rejuvenation

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Refreshments & networking
Session 2 - Masterclass & knowledge exchange sessions
11:50 AM - 12:20 PM
An Innovative Approach to Cross-Campus Learning
The merging of two colleges has given rise to new opportunity in the delivery of education by creating an innovative approach to remote group learning and the creation of a network expert teachers through innovative technology
How to manage, share and protect your document interactions on Campus
Documents are your business. Yet creating, sharing, printing, capturing and editing vast quantities of physical and digital documents generate inefficiencies, costs and risks.  Learn how digital transformation of any business begins with documents.
12:00 PM - 12:05 PM
5 minute transition period
12:25 PM - 12:55 PM
Automate student-facing processes. Improve student service. Lower operational costs.
Attend this Masterclass and learn how we can help automate and lower the cost of the many student-facing processes that you currently deliver with a high degree of manual effort.
Cloud in the Classroom
AWS Educate as a resource for learning cloud concepts and skills.
12:55 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch, exhibition and networking
Session 3: Smart campuses and the digital life of a student
1:45 PM - 2:05 PM
Universities as ‘living labs’: creating a modern smart campus providing rich data interactions with a captive, digitally native student audience

Creating the 5G digital infrastructure on the UK’s first truly ‘Smart Campus’

2:05 PM - 2:25 PM
Evidencing the value of higher education and the important supporting role of educational technologies

Understanding the importance of higher education experience: how so-called ‘intangible assets’ are becoming part of the educational conversation

2:25 PM - 2:45 PM
Exploring the role that video games could play in developing the skills of students
Drawing on the research that underpins the recently published book, Graduate Skills and Game-Based Learning.
2:45 PM - 2:55 PM
Questions from the audience
2:55 PM - 3:10 PM
Refreshments & networking
Session 4: Lifelong learning & skills
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
South of Scotland Digital Learning and Skills Network

How to overcome existing barriers to education and deliver to students over a digital infrastructure

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
The Fourth Industrial Revolution - what does it mean for students, industry, society and higher education?

Changing what we teach, how we teach and who we teach.

3:45 PM - 4:10 PM
Expert Panel: Digital Learning

Digital technologies at the cutting edge of the higher and further education experience in Scotland. 

4:10 PM - 4:15 PM
Chair's closing remarks