Category: Conferences

Keynote Speech at the Scottish TTA Annual Conference

The 2017 Scottish Technology Teacher’s Association Annual Conference was held in Shawlands Academy in Glasgow on Saturday 11th November 2017. I was delighted to present the keynote to open the conference, building on a theme […]

Roundtable Discussion with the Bank of England’s Agent for Scotland

I was recently invited by eCom, to join a private event with William Dowson, the Bank of England’s Agent for Scotland, for a roundtable discussion with Scottish business leaders, on ‘Building a Workforce for the […]

Speakers Panel at Learning Through Technology

Learning Through Technology (6th June 2017) Technology Innovation Centre (University of Strathclyde) The Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy for Scotland was published in September 2016. The report outlines how important young people consider the use […]

#EduTechScot Conference 2017

The Scottish Government’s STEM Education and Training strategy points to the important role STEM Education & Training has to play if we are to fully realise aspirations for all children and young people to have […]

Speaking at #EduTech17 #EduTechScot @futurescot_news

I will be presenting at EduTech 2017 this coming May, discussing the role of digital technologies in learning, with a specific focus on the Digital Schools Awards, accredited by Education Scotland and supported by HP, […]

Upcoming Speaking Events / Conferences

2017 kicked off to an intensive start with #BETT2017, arguably the largest #EdTech conference in the world, and then into the #DigitalSchoolsAwards ceremony at Wormit Primary School last month. It continues to be busy as […]

Speaking at BETT with HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft and Intel

Well! What can I say? BETT 2017 has turned out to be a wonderful experience, but then I expected nothing less. Rarely do I have the opportunity to see such an amazing assortment of technological […]

Connect with me at #BETT2017 (Digital Schools Awards) @HP Stand (D200)

SPEAKING AT BETT, LONDON 25 AND 26 JANUARY 2017 (11AM) STAND D200 On 25th and 26th January, I will be speaking at BETT in London, about the Digital Schools Awards. BETT is the world’s leading […]

Innovations in assessment: social media as a professional medium

Social media is becoming increasingly important in learning and teaching, however the specific use and teaching pedagogy remains unclear, with some academic staff embracing it and others distancing themselves (Bowen, 2012). National focus on using […]

Speaker at Social Media for Learning in Higher Education

#SocMedHE15 is the inaugural Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference, a one day conference, hosted by Sheffield Hallam University. The conference will debate and examine our use of social media and its impact on […]

Global Education Conference 2015

Bienvenue! Welcome! 歡迎! Willkommen! Benvenuto! 환영! Seja bem-vindo(a)! Bienvenido! We are pleased to announce the sixth annual Global Education Conference, a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, will be […]

#UofG Students to facilitate workshop at the 2015 STTA Conference

The 2015 Scottish Technology Teacher’s Association Annual Conference will be held in Glasgow on Saturday 7th November 2015. The workshop programme will consist of activities based on the new Design & Technology curriculum and N4/5 […]

#ResearchEd Scotland: my reflection on #rEDScot @GlasgowUni

On Saturday 29th August, I had the pleasure of attending my first ResearchEd event. It was held on my home turf at the University of Glasgow, hosted by the School of Education in the Sir […]

Education secretary makes major speech at the University of Glasgow

Poverty cannot be an excuse for failure in Scottish education. That was the key theme of a major speech delivered by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Angela Constance at the University of […]

Horizon 2020 Conference in Budapest is underway #INNOVEIT15

The ‘INNOVEIT 2015’ conference is currently underway in Budapest and combines the previously separate events of the EIT Stakeholder Forum, the EIT Awards, the EIT Roundtables and the EIT Alumni Connect events. The three-day event will discuss […]

8th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference

The 8th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching conference took place on Tuesday 14th April 2015. The Conference was entitled ‘Learning and teaching in a changing environment‘ and provided an opportunity to explore important challenges […]

BTechEd STEM event at The University of Glasgow

On Friday 20th March, students studying secondary ITE (Initial Teacher Education) Design and Technology participated in a mixed year group STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) challenge which was facilitated by STEMNet and the Smallpeice […]

Making tomorrow happen: technology education in Scotland #TechEdScot

I attended a very interesting event today which saw Education Scotland launch the Technologies (3-18) Impact Review which has been called Building Society – young people’s experiences and outcomes in the technologies. The curriculum impact […]

Association for Learning Technology: 2015 Conference Proposals #altc

Learning technology is the broad range of communication, information and related technologies that can be used to support learning, teaching, and assessment. ALT is the UK’s leading membership organisation in the learning technology field. Our […]

The Learning Revolution – a collection of learning events

The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. The great majority of these events are free to attend. Sourced […]

Using Technology to Engage Learning, Communication & Relationships and 2015 Student Technology Conference

Free Webinar – Using Technology to Engage Learning, Communication & Relationships Thursday, January 29, 2015 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London) How can educators, practitioners and parents best use technology in natural […]

Glasgow University Student Education & Technology Conference 2014/15 #ETC1415

The Education & Technology Conference is your chance as a student to show the world the technological tools you are using to help enhance your life and your studies, get some experience presenting at a […]

Supporting #STEM events in secondary schools – Career Information, Advice and Guidance

I was recently invited to discuss aspects of my career and job within the university, at a local STEM event at St Joseph’s College in Dumfries. The event was organised by S4 pupils and was […]

#digiscots14 Digital & ICT Skills in Scottish Education: The Skills Investment Plan & Tackling the Digital & ICT Skills Gap

This conference aimed to bring together professionals and key stakeholders from education, industry and Government to discuss how Scotland creates the right foundations on which to develop ICT and digital skills. The growth of the […]

Are schools able to develop and nurture the required digital skills that our young people need?

Normally, I blog retrospectively, reflecting on events, papers or aspects of teaching. Given that 2014 is drawing towards an end (I have now seen my first Christmas tree in someone’s front room!) and that December […]

Staff and Student Partnership is highly commended by the HEA

University of Glasgow – Enhancing the student experience through career-long professional learning (the Glasgow University Student Teacher Network) This year’s Higher Education Academy (HEA) annual conference, Powerful partnerships: defining the learning experience, explored how partnerships […]

Social Media 2013 Executive Organising Committee

I have recently been invited to join the Executive Organising Committee for the conference in Hong Kong (2013), USA (2014) and Sweden (2015). “This is a watershed moment in the history of higher education. In the […]

International Society for Technology in #Education Conference #edtech

Each year hundreds of educators interested in social media, technology, teaching, and learning gather to build and participate in “unplugged”-style activities as a part of the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference. Saturday, June 22rd – HACK […]

Educating Teachers to be Advocates for Widening Participation – My Thoughts

I recently attended a HEA event at Edge Hill University entitled: Educating Teachers to be Advocates for Widening Participation. The event provided an excellent opportunity to explore the barriers which prevent learners (particularly school leavers) […]

Educating teachers to be advocates for widening participation – A conference at Edge Hill University

This week sees not one but two conferences lined up. On Friday I will be back at base for the University of Glasgow’s 6th Annual Conference on Learning and Teaching, where I will be presenting […]

Digital Participation – A National Inquiry by The Royal Society of Edinburgh

I recently attended the Royal Society launch of an inquiry into digital participation across Scotland. The inquiry is independent and is focussed on “Spreading the Benefits of Digital Participation”. The inquiry is being chaired by […]

International Conference on #Education and New Developments – Call for Papers #END13

I am pleased to announce that I have been invited onto the Scientific Committee for the #END13 International Conference on Education and New Developments. For more information about the conference, please visit the official website […]