Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday - A Conversation On Education with Gavin Dykes

Join me at an earlier-than-normal time on Tuesday, February 26th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com conversation with good friend and deep thinker Gavin Dykes, on the subjects of student voice and entrepreneurship, teacher voice (!), peer and social learning, cultivating independence and self-direction, and global education. Gavin was the closing keynote for the 2012 Global Education Conference, and well worth getting to know.

Following a successful first career as a civil engineer, Gavin spent 20 years developing Technical Vocational Education and Training. He started by contributing to engineering courses and increasingly focused on technology in Further and Higher Education. He worked on computer-aided design then moved to developing Cisco Networking Academy and Microsoft Academy courses and integrating them into broader qualifications. His work with technology led to developing, managing and implementing strategies for e-learning adoption, at first at institution level.

When Gavin was invited to work with the UK’s government in 2002 it was to contribute to development of policy and strategy of e-learning at national then at international level. Since then Gavin has been engaged in strategies and policies for innovation and the use of technology to support education and training. In that time he has worked with agencies including the OECD, UNESCO and the World Bank, with governments, with organisations such as the Innovation Unit, the New Media Consortium and Futurelab, and with major corporations such Microsoft, Cisco, Promethean and HP. His current roles include Senior Director of International Relations for the New Media Consortium, Fellow of Education Fast Forward, and Programme Director for the Education World Forum.

Date: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Time: 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at http://www.futureofed.info. The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.
Recording:  A full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2013-02-26.0632.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350 and an audio mp3 recording is at http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/gavindykes.mp3 and at http://www.futureofeducation.com
Mightybell:  A Mightybell space with interview resources and conversation is at https://mightybell.com/spaces/24406.

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