Digital learning in the spotlight at International Symposium

City of Glasgow College is to host a second International Education Symposium bringing together a raft of policy makers, industry leaders and eminent academics.

Taking place on Tuesday 3 October at the college’s award winning City campus, it follows last year’s inaugural Education & Maritime Symposia which was hailed a huge success by delegates.

With a focus this year on digital learning and the student experience, the symposium will explore the impact of the unprecedented pace of technological change on learning and the future employability of students.

Principal and Chief Executive of City of Glasgow College, Paul Little, said:

“This important Education Symposium returns to continue challenging the status quo and to articulate the critical role of colleges in the economic success of our country and its digital future.

“City of Glasgow College has a world class reputation and there is a huge role that digital technology can play to help us stay ahead of the international competition – through innovation in research, teaching and learning. I’m looking forward to another stimulating day of discussion and debate on how digital can really make a difference.”

Delegates will debate policies and practical solutions in support of core themes that will include open education and using openness to improve collaboration, the challenges of digital learning and teaching, and maximising digital capabilities in colleges.

Polly Purvis is Chief Executive of ScotlandIS and a key speaker at the event. She said:

“The digital economy is absolutely central to Scotland’s future success. Our vibrant, growing digital technologies industry is enabling other industries from food and drink and tourism, to financial services and life sciences, to harness the power of digital, improve productivity and create new products and services. Scotland benefits from world class research, a growing strength in data science and robotics, and an exceptional start-up environment. 

“The digital economy offers huge opportunities but to take full advantage of these very many people across the workforce will need to develop new skills. Colleges have a transformational part to play in building the workforce of the future.”

The one day Digital Education Symposium will be held in the Lecture Theatre at City of Glasgow College's City campus on Cathedral Street. Live demonstrations of the college’s digital learning environment will be available throughout the day with an evening reception giving delegates the opportunity to network. 

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