Conferences coming up

There are a few  conferences coming up in England which you may find useful. Note that this is by no means an exhaustive list!

The Elearning Foundation Spring Conference

The Elearning Foundation is an organisation devoted to the cause of reducing, if not eliminating, the digital divide. The conference programme this year looks very interesting, and includes keynotes by Vanessa Pittard, who is the educational ICT advisor at the Department for Education, and Lord Puttnam, who is always very inspiring. There is also a break-out session with two alternatives: one for primary and one for secondary school colleagues. You can book online. I attended last year’s one and found it very useful and enjoyable, so I’d recommend this. It takes place on 23rd May.

London Knowledge Lab

The London Knowledge Lab is running a series of two hour seminars under the general heading “What the research says”. The next one, on the use of mobile technology in Maths and Science, takes place on 25th May. I’m not sure if there are any places left, but I suggest contacting Rose Luckin if you’d like to find out. Her email address, and a bit more about the series, may be found on the seminars page.

Stop press: I've just been informed by Mike Sharples that there are still vacancies for this event. Look at the Mobile Technologies for Maths and Science Learning page for details of how to apply etc. Non-academics especially welcome!

Westminster Forum seminar

I quite like these seminars. If you don’t mind an intensive morning of many speakers, all experts in their field, they are a good way to get up to speed on the latest thinking in a particular area. On 12th June the focus will be the ICT curriculum, the title of the event being The next steps for the ICT Curriculum: basic skills, computer science and the ‘wiki’ curriculum. With many luminaries from the English educational ICT scene, this is definitely one to attend. Again, you can book online.

Well, that’s it for now. Hope you found this useful.