NCC Education recently attended the Education ICT 2014 conference on June 10, and was also proud to be exhibiting at the event.
In its second year, the Education ICT event at London’s QEII Conference Centre brought together key members from education and the private sector to consider the key themes in ICT education provision.
A great selection of keynote speakers provided different perspectives around computing in education, including co-author of the crucial Next Gen report Ian Livingstone and Digital Leadership champion Dawn Hallybone.
NCC Education Product Manager, Martin Buck attended the valuable and informative seminar sessions. The Digital Leaders projects in particular proved inspirational and chimed with the spirit underpinning NCC Education’s own Digi-Qualifications; that is inspiring students to be active producers and ambassadors for fresh and innovative software and programming, and being able to spread knowledge and awareness of Computer Science, even in the first years of primary school.
Of further interest was the seminar session by Mike Gunn on BYOD (bring your own devices) which provided an insight into how schools are starting to utilise this new approach to teaching and learning. Martin Buck outlined the relevance of the topic, “BYOD will be key in the changing face of the classroom and the way in which teaching materials are delivered and designed. As an Awarding Organisation of IT and, in particular, Digi-Qualifications, it is important that we are aware of and embrace the latest trends and advances in education and technology”.
The event was also attended by Managing Director, Dawn Postans, Marketing Manager, Lucy Nixon and Regional Manager for the UK, Europe and South America, Steve Smith.