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HEFi19 Conference - Learning and Teaching in the Next Generation University
Location: The University of Birmingham
Date: Thursday 20th & Friday 21st June, 2019
What is the conference about?
The 4th Industrial Revolution will result in significant changes to many graduate-level occupations. Artificial intelligence will replace some existing skills and tasks while also creating new job opportunities. Knowledge production will become more distributed and knowledge will be increasingly accessible as digitisation continues apace and the range, scale and quality of online learning grow. Global megatrends in demographics, together with increased intolerance of inequality and the fast pace of change in the labour market will lead to new demands for learning that is lifelong, personalised, bite-size, integrated and industry-linked, supported by new, agile micro-credentialing systems.
In some respects, this future is already here. In this conference, we will consider questions about the 'next generation' university, and explore ways in which higher education learning and teaching must evolve to ensure graduates are ready for their futures. Implications for the training of academic and professional staff will be identified, and a summary of the conference outcomes will be synthesised and made available to all participants.
Who is the conference for? Academic and professional staff with an interest in and responsibility for innovation in higher education learning and teaching.
Where can I find further information?
Further information is available on the conference website, including a call for proposals for those who would like an opportunity to present.
We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Birmingham to share ideas on shaping the 'next generation' university.
Please feel free to forward this announcement to relevant colleagues in and beyond the University of Birmingham.
Kathleen Armour Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) University of Birmingham