2020 Vision

Looking Towards the Future of Education

27th June 2017 - Heart of Worcestershire College & The Artix, Bromsgrove

A one day conference focussing on best practice around the country in the use of technology to enhance the learning experience. The conference will take place at Heart of Worcestershire College’s Bromsgrove Campus 9:30am to 4:30pm on June 27th 2017.

The conference will also be available online with selected presentations and key breakout sessions streamed for those who choose to attend remotely. We would however recommend attending in person to take full advantage of the days events and networking opportuities.

The conference will begin with presentations from:

  • Stuart LaverickPrincipal and CEO, Heart of Worcestershire College

  • Peter KilcoyneILT Director Heart of Worcestershire College

  • Professor Diana LaurillardChair of Learning with Digital Technologies, Institute of Education - Keynote

The remainder of the day will combine networking opportunities with a number of break-out sessions covering a wide range of practical topics to include:

  • Virtual Reality
  • Digital Badges
  • Blended Learning
  • The use of social media to support teaching and learning
  • Developing staff skills in the use of technology
  • Apps for teaching and learning
  • Latest developments in learning platforms
  • eLearning authoring tools

The conference will be of benefit to those in a range of roles within the education and training sectors, including:

  • Senior Managers
  • Digital/eLearning Managers
  • Learning Resource Managers
  • Curriculum Managers
  • CPD Managers
  • Student Service Managers
  • Teachers / Lecturers
  • eLearning support staff
  • Learning resource staff
  • Learning support staff

Programme of the day

Time Description
09:00 Arrival and Registration
10:00 Stuart Laverick Welcome
10:15 Presentations
10:20 Peter Kilcoyne 2020 Vision for the BLC
10:40 Diana Laurillard – Keynote “Building Pedagogic Knowledge of Blended Learning”
11:20 Morning Break
12:00 Breakout 1
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Breakout 2
14:45 Afternoon Break
15:15 Breakout 3
16:00 End Conference


The conference will be based in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire at Heart of Worcestershire College and the Artrix Arts Centre.

Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

Free parking is available at the Artrix Centre.
HoW College is situated in view from the Artrix car park.

By road:
The Artrix is ideally located for access from the M5 (Junctions 4 and 5) and M42 (Junction 1), from which it is just a short drive on the A38 to the venue’s ample free car parking (follow the brown signs).

By rail:
For delegates arriving by train we will be providing a shuttle bus between Bromsgrove station and the Artrix at key times to and from the conference.

Click here to view a map of how to find the Artrix:
Artrix driving directions map

Book your place

£50+VAT current Blended Learning Consortium members|£100+VAT non-members

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