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Putting professionals at the heart of education in the internet age #435
[ UUID ] cb444b91-5abd-467b-894b-e97282b4c8d0
[ Session Name ] Putting professionals at the heart of education in the internet age
[ Submitter's Name ] Martin Hawksey
[ Additional facilitators ] Maren Deepwell,Bryan Mathers
What will happen in your session?
There is a danger that edtech is becoming lost in the ‘Silicon Valley Narrative’, controlled by the powerful few, it’s history and research rewritten to fit other agendas. In this workshop we focus on how we can build a less dystopian future of education, exploring how we can put people, and more specifically educators, at the heart of learning, teaching and assessment with technology. As part of this we will introduce the work of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), its strategy and how its members have a space to contribute to the development of edtech. An important aspect of this is recognizing our members contributions. We will share work on our expanding accreditation scheme for participate discussion and contribution.
What is the goal or outcome of your session?
The main part of the workshop will introduce CMALT, ALT’s accreditation scheme, which has been designed to meet these challenges. By recognising skills and experience related to technology in general, but not specific software or tools, the scheme has established itself as a robust accreditation framework for professionals whose role involves edtech. Now we are seeking to expand the framework. Workshop participants will be able to examine the pilot of this new project and participate in the open, collaborative work to expand the framework. We want to practically explore how we empower professionals who work in education to make use of the internet and technology more broadly to help meet some of the biggest challenges in education.
[Session Format] Shed
[Session Format] Learning Forum
[Session Format] Shed
Sep 13, 2017
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Yes - there will be two of us attending. Perhaps a silly question but couldn't find the answer in the MozFest Facilitators’ Guide, do we need to purchase a weekend ticket?
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