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IT15 Exhibition & Conference
Thursday 11 June 2015 : Ashford International Hotel
Exhibition 9.00am-3.30pm : Conference 9.25am-4.15pm

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Keynote speaker

"Will investment in ICT improve learning outcomes - is this the wrong question"

Bob Harrison
Education Adviser
In this session Bob will explore the evidence base for the impact of technology on learning and question whether our current education system, designed in a post-industrial era is capable of preparing learners for a digital future. Be prepared to be stimulated, provoked, challenged, engaged and become a 'paradigm pioneer'.
Governors Conference
We will also be running an evening governors conference again and Bob will also be doing the keynote for this too. More information

About Bob Harrison

Bob Harrison - Keynote Speaker at IT15Bob Harrison has had extensive experience in schools and colleges as a teacher, senior manager, Principal and Governor. He has worked with Head teachers and senior leaders in developing leadership skills for the National College of Teaching and Leadership College Principals Qualification and the Building Schools for the Future Leadership programme. He is also Vice Chair of Governors at Northern College and a governor of a Trafford school.

Bob was made an Honorary Life member of CGLI for services to Vocational Education following 12 years as Chief Examiner.

He has been Toshiba’s Education Adviser for 14 years and is a writer, presenter and researcher on mobile learning, digital technologies and next generation learning. Toshiba is the “lead employer” in the Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology.

Bob was a member of the British Computer Society/Royal Academy of Engineering working group which redrafted the ICT National Curriculum to make it more “ambitious and challenging”. He also chaired the computing expert group established by the DfE to support teachers and teacher educators in the transition to the new computing curriculum, and is now a member of UK Force (UK Forum for Computing Education).

He is currently the Chair of the Teaching Schools New Technology Advisory Board, a HE/Industry/Schools/DfE/NCTL group which aims to ensure that the next generation of teachers have the necessary skills to prepare children for their lives as workers and digital citizens in the 3rd Millennium.

Bob was a leading member of the Further Education Learning Technology Action Group and is now a member of the Ministerial Educational Technology Action Group chaired by Professor Stephen Heppell.

Bob regularly visits the Palo Alto campus of Stanford University to research current developments and is particularly interested in the “education’s digital future” at Stanford and is a judge at the Stanford Education Technology Expo. Bob is also a judge for the BIS Technology Strategy Board Learning Technology-Design for Impact fund. Bob represented the DfE at the INTEL STEM International conference in Jerusalem when he presented on the new national curriculum in computing.

He is a Board member of the National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education (NIACE) and the UfI Trust and is a judge for the BETT Awards and TES FE Awards.