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FOTE14 Abstract – Steve Wheeler

Digital Learning Futures: Mind the Gap! When I gaze into the future I hurt my eyes. It’s not an easy thing to do, because the future is imaginary and is therefore unpredictable. One of the key variables of unpredictability is human issues such as teacher attitudes and student perceptions. Increasingly, with the proliferation of new […]

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Future Gazers – Panel Bio

Dave Coplin Dave Coplin is the Chief Envisioning Officer for Microsoft UK and an established thought leader on the role of technology in our personal and professional lives. He has worked across a wide range of industries and customers, providing strategic advice and guidance around the intersection of a modern society and technology both inside […]

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FOTE14 Game: Summary & Rules

#SenateSecrets is a collaborative treasure hunt that will take place online and offline before and during the conference. Delegates can work together to unlock the six padlocks to reveal the contents of the Senate Chest and win fabulous prizes. Wear your #SenateSecrets sticker with pride! You do not need to knock on or open any […]

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FOTE14 Speaker Bio – Steve Wheeler

Steve Wheeler is Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at Plymouth University, in South West England. Originally trained as a psychologist, he has spent his entire career working in media, technology and learning, predominantly in nurse education (NHS 1981-1995) and teacher education (1976-1981 and 1995-present). He is now in the Plymouth Institute of Education, at the […]

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FOTE14 Speaker Bio – Keith Martin

Prof. Keith Martin is Director of the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London. He received his BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Glasgow in 1988 and a PhD from Royal Holloway in 1991. Between 1992 and 1996 he held a Research Fellowship at the University of Adelaide, investigating mathematical modelling […]

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FOTE14 Speaker Bio – James Clay

James is the Group Director of Learning Technologies at Activate Learning which incorporates City of Oxford College, Banbury & Bicester College and Reading College, where he is responsible for Learning Technologies, IT Operations, Business Applications, Network Infrastructure and Learning Resources. Previously James was ILT & Learning Resources Manager at Gloucestershire College between November 2006 and […]

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FOTE14 Game – Bio

Dr Katie Piatt Dr Piatt has been working in the field of Learning Technologies for 10 years, with experience in development, implementation and evaluation. Her research focuses on methods of student engagement. Current projects include investigating the integration of social media with traditional environments and the introduction of game-based learning principles as part of the […]

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Women In Tech – Session

We are very excited to host a ‘Women In Tech’ session at this year’s conference. We will kick-off with a keynote from Samantha Swift, Product Manager at McAfee Labs who will be sharing results from a recent survey undertaken by McAfee, which was featured in the national press. Samantha will then be joined on stage by Sarah […]

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FOTE14 start-up pitchfest

This year will see the first ever start-up pitchfest at our annual FOTE conference. In addition to the usual keynote slots and panel discussions we have set aside 1 hour for 10 start-ups to pitch their ideas to the 340 delegates. The idea for this is partly inspired by start-up competition at Thinking Digital early this year […]

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