New technologies have the potential to disrupt the education system, bringing about major changes in the way pupils learn and challenging the way schools and colleges are run.
UK (PRWEB UK) 9 March 2013
London: A disruptive technology is one that radically alters an existing market – the iPod displacing the Walkman, for example, or tablets eating into sales of PCs. In the same way, new technologies have the potential to disrupt the education system, bringing about major changes in the way pupils learn and challenging the way schools and colleges are run.
"We've been on the brink of radical transformation in education for about 20 years now," says Eylan Ezekiel, digital engagement consultant for ONSchool, a specialist innovation school he hopes to open in Oxford.
The ECIS Tech Conference 2013 will provoke and engage delegates into thinking beyond the accepted. The conference is hosted by ACS International Schools at its Cobham campus, south west of London on 14th-16th March 2013.
The event offers delegates 4 powerful keynote speakers, opportunities to see IT integration in action through classroom tours, and stimulating break-out sessions debating the key issues around the following themes:
1. ‘That was then. This is now.’ Accentuating the generation change from baby boomers to bloggers – benefits, challenges, etc.
2. Technology – driver or enabler?
3. The role of IT in redefining schools of the future where students are more in control of the style and content of their own learning
4. The role of Social Media in technology and learning
5. Information at your fingertips – an advantage or a distraction
6. Data access and storage – the challenges
7. What's next – How do we keep up?
Chloe Stubbins, Head of Change Management at AppsCare will be speaking about Google Apps for Education and the importance of change. Chloe Stubbins is a Google Change Master with experience training and supporting Education clients such as The British School of Kuwait, Wrekin College and more. The session will provide an introduction to AppsCare, Google’s presence in the educational sphere and will focus on understanding the importance of change management when deploying Google Apps for Education into schools, colleges and universities.
AppsCare®, Google Enterprise Premier Partner are proud to be recognised as a world leader in the deployment and support of Google Enterprise services to business, education and government. Supporting over 2500 customers in over 30 countries, AppsCare's engineers were the first outside of Mountain View to achieve Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist (GACDS). Visit the AppsCare® website to understand how Google Apps for Business can save costs and increase efficiency and transform your organisation.
Subject to demand, an additional 50 spaces have been made available for the main conference. Register today to secure your space
For full, detailed information on the conference, including the three course dinner at Denbies Wine Estate in the Surrey Hills on Friday evening, please visit the main conference website at http://www.acs-schools.com/ecistech2013.
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