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OpenMinds: Talks from the Open University

The Future of Technology in Education: What needs to change in 2015?

This event took place on 20th January 2015 at 6:30pm (18:30 GMT)
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

We are delighted to announce that OpenMinds: Talks from The Open University will launch in January 2015 to showcase the University’s thought leadership in learning and teaching and the application of research to policy and practice across the UK.

The OpenMinds Talks will bring cutting-edge research and developments to both physical events in the OU’s Berrill Lecture and through live video streaming, providing a platform for those who watch or attend to engage with leading academics and respected figures within specific research fields.

The first talk in the series is entitled: The Future of Technology in Education: What needs to change in 2015? For nearly 45 years, The Open University has championed the application of technology in education. Now, four professors will explore what needs to change in 2015 to remain at the forefront of learning:


18:30 Introduction - Professor Tim Blackman - PVC Research Scholarship & Quality

18.34 Professor Peter Scott - Director of The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)

18.44 Professor Eileen Scanlon - Associate Director (Research & Innovation) of The Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology (IET)

18:54 Professor Mike Sharples - Chair in Educational Technology, The Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology

19:04 Professor Sian Bayne - Professor of Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh

19:14 Q&A session

19.30 Drinks Reception.

For more information and to access a range of additional learning materials, visit OpenLearn (Hyperlink -

If you are able to attend, please respond to Carol Ruditis, Events Co-ordinator, at We look forward to seeing you there.

The webcast was open to 10000 users

(67 minutes)

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