ORACLE ACADEMY Industry Foresight Session
Theme: Digital Skills – Industry and Education Collaborate
MONDAY 3 RD J U LY
1 3 : 0 0 – 1 4 : 0 0
COURTYARD ROOM 1
The well documented digital skills shortage brings a whole new challenge to ministries for education and educators alike. With a Tech Industry/Education Partnership, this challenge can be met together to support educators and end ensure students have access to industry led learning.
This Symposium explores best practice for collaborations with contributions from industry and education experts with an opportunity to ask questions and explore what best route is for you.
DCU Industry Foresight Session
Theme: The Great Digital Literacy Debate
TUESDAY 4 TH J U LY
1 3 : 0 0 – 1 4 : 0 0
Set against the conference theme of Tomorrow’s Learning: Involving Everyone, this special foresight session features a critical and highly relevant debate on the question what does it mean to be digitally literate in the 21st Century? In addressing this question the debate will challenge many existing digitally literacy models and frameworks and provides an opportunity for conference delegates to engage with differing perspectives on the theme from a number of leading scholars working in the area, including two, invited and highly distinguished speakers:
• Dr Doug Belshaw
• Professor Deidre Butler
This special foresight session will be relevant to all levels of education and will be both entertaining and highly interactive. The debate will be chaired by Professor Mark Brown, Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University.
The National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University (DCU) aims to be a world leader at the forefront of designing, implementing and researching newly blended, online and digitally enhanced (BOLD) models of education. NIDL staff are highly regarded for their research expertise, postgraduate supervision and considerable experience in the schooling, higher education and adult training sectors. They play major leadership roles in leading academic publications and serve on many national and international professional bodies.