Independence Learning Day

Promoting and sharing best practice in independent, blended and digital learning

4th July 2018 - 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 July 4th, 2018.

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 day’s events and networking opportunities.

Keynote and presentations from:

  • Robin Ghurbhurun Chief Executive and Principal, Richmond upon Thames College - Principals Address

  • Ian Fordham Director of Education, Microsoft, UK - Keynote

  • Peter KilcoyneILT Director, Heart of Worcestershire College
    An update on the work of the Blended Learning Consortium

The rest of the day will be based around a menu of workshops and hands-on sessions where participants will be able to find out more about a wide range of topics including:

  • Virtual reality
  • Office 365 and teams
  • Google education apps
  • Augmented reality
  • Commercialising your online learning offer
  • Chatbots
  • Accessibility and digital learning
  • The learning wheel
  • Promoting employability through blended learning
  • Innovations on different VLEs including Moodle, Canvas, ITslearning, D2L and Blackboard
  • 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
  • eLearning authoring tools
  • Online management of work experience for T Levels
  • Digital Platform for managing work placements
  • Video platforms
  • Plus more to be announced...

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

Programme of the day (to follow)

Time Description
09:00 Registration
10:00 Conference Starts
16:00 Conference ends


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

Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

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.

The Premier Inn Bromsgrove Central is conveniently situated within walking distance from the Artix.

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£90 (inc.VAT)

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