June 6th 2018 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Review of LTT 2017

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Holyrood's 6th annual Learning Through Technology conference developed into a forum for everyone involved in planning and delivering education in Scotland, from primary schools to universities. Thanks to our terrific range of speakers, plenary sessions and interactive breakouts, delegates were able to discover the latest developments in terms of technology-enhanced and digital learning and teaching and connect with colleagues, experts and providers.

We would like to thank everyone who attended and supported this event.

Please take a minute to view a selection of testimonials from attendees of previous Learning Through Technology events. 

Event overview

Session one: Delivering digital learning and teaching in Scotland 

In September 2016 the Scottish Government published its digital learning and teaching strategy: ‘Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through the use of Digital Technology’ which emphasised the importance of local action. The opening session considered how teachers, local authorities and individual education establishments can develop digital teaching in Scotland.

Session two: Breakouts - driving innovation and investment in technology

Through a series of interactive breakouts delegates were able to explore and discuss the latest developments in digital education.

Session three: Towards a digitally empowered workforce

In this session we looked at how teachers can apply technology effectively in the classroom and outside.

Session four: Embedding digital technology in teaching and assessment

In thefinal session we explored how technology can be used to enhance the learning experience and how schools across Scotland are helping children and young people to use technology responsibly.

Speakers included

  • Mark Anderson, the ICT Evangelist
  • Helen Gorman, Team Leader in the Skills and Youth Employment Team, Stirling Council
  • Michael Conlon, Digital Learning & Technology Officer, Perth & Kinross Council
  • Charlaine Simpson, Lead Officer for Digital Learning, General Teaching Council Scotland
  • Catherine Dillon-Ruddy, Headteacher, Mearns Primary School
  • Professor Cathy Lewin, Professorial Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Technology, Innovation and Play for Learning (TIPL) research group, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Graeme Clark, Head of Digital Assessment Services, SQA
  • Fiona Lawson-Ross, Headteacher, Masham C.E. Primary School
  • Lee Dunn, Lecturer in Education Studies and Technology, University of Glasgow

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