Innovating learning through digital technologies

29 October 2015

90% of jobs in the EU require basic digital skills, yet 11 million adults in Britain are lacking those skills. NIACE will be exploring how to make digital learning more accessible to benefit both individuals and the economy, by chairing a panel discussion at the EPALE UK Digital Skills Conference on 30 November. 

EPALE UK will bring together UK-wide digital experts, policy makers and adult learning providers to discuss the strategies and practices that make digital learning work. The interactive conference will provide a great opportunity to share best practice, case studies and innovative approaches to digital learning.

Susan Easton, Head of Digital Learning at NIACE, will chair a? lively panel discussion with industry experts. Other speakers at the event include Simon Nelson, CEO at FutureLearn, Deborah Millar, Head of E-learning at Blackburn College, and Professor Neil Morris, Director of Digital Learning at the University of Leeds.

Susan Easton, said:

“The fact that so many adults in Britain lack basic digital skills is very worrying. It means that they are unable to access important public services in a digital age, as well as benefit from the other information, services, connections which the internet provides. A high proportion of these people are some of the most vulnerable, isolated and disadvantaged in society – including those in social housing, on low wages, unemployed, with disabilities, older people, offenders and those with low levels of literacy.

“Technology changes everything and this conference will set out solutions to help improve the chances of all the people who are currently missing out.”


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