YPG Event: The Learning Revolution

Date/Time: 
Thursday 11 December 2014, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Venue:
Room 7139, Stoddart Building, City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB

Speaker:
Liz Bacon FBCS, CEng, CSci, CITP, FHEA, MACM and BCS Chair

Abstract

Technology is revolutionising learning in the same way it is impacting the rest of our lives. Lifelong learning is becoming increasingly important as we prepare students, and those already in employment, to take on jobs that don't even exist yet. However, we need to move on from a 19th century model of education as learners increasingly expect to determine how, when and where they learn.

This talk will discuss the world's increasing demand for education, the challenges and problems around existing approaches to education, changing student expectations, and take a glimpse into the changing world of education and the role of BCS as champions for change.

Professor Liz Bacon FBCS, CEng, CSci, CITP, FHEA. MACM is a Professor of Software Engineering and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Greenwich. She is an experienced software designer and developer and is involved with different professional bodies like E-skills and the Science Council. She is interested in continuing the BCS work to spark interest in people to develop careers in IT. This YPG talk is meant for young professionals interested in a career in IT to develop themselves, and to inspire them to face the challenges ahead.