The Scottish Learning Festival 2017 takes place on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September in the SEC, Glasgow.

The Festival provides high quality continuing professional learning and is a rendezvous for educational professionals, both nationally and internationally, providing a unique platform to engage with a diverse range of experts, colleagues and suppliers.

The Learning Technologies Summer Forum has announced its conference speaker lineup for the upcoming one-day event in London this June.

The conference is running as part of the Learning Technologies 2017 Summer Forum, at London Olympia on 13 June 2017.

Over 20 speakers and facilitators from the Learning Technologies February event and more than 500 members will gather to discuss, interact and share experiences – both good and bad – with the aim of helping us all to do our work better. It will also be the chance to network and share experiences with the Learning and Skills Group and Learning Technologies communities.

The conference programme is available here.

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The Campaign for Learning have been running Learning at Work week since 1999 with the aim of spotlighting the importance and benefits of learning and development at work.

Education Scotland carries out an annual survey of school staff and pupils to find out more about their use of digital technology in general and Glow in particular.

Glasgow based learning management system Create-eLearning announced today that it has adopted the global brand name CreateLMS. It has also unveiled a new logo, and brand value statement “Great service, great price, great LMS.”

Titled "Realising Scotland’s full potential in a Digital World", the strategy sets out how the Scottish Government intends to place digital at the heart of everything it does from reforming public services to delivering economic growth.

The strategy includes:

  • Creating the conditions which could lead to 150,000 working in digital technology jobs across Scotland by the start of the next decade.
  • Ensuring that every premises in Scotland is able to access broadband speeds of at least 30Mbps by 2021
  • A new digital schools programme
  • A new round of funding for community digital inclusion projects and expand Scotland’s Digital Participation Charter
  • Infrastructure that is secure and resilient against cyber attack
  • A new Digital Growth Fund to address the current undersupply of digital skills.

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution Derek Mackay said:
“Digital is transforming the way we live. It is connecting us faster than ever before while putting more power into the hands of service users. There is a huge opportunity here and now to ensure that people, businesses and organisations across Scotland, are given the tools and skills they need to harness this potential.

“Our vision is for Scotland to become even more digitally competitive and attractive. By developing our existing workforce and increasing our digital capabilities across society and the business community, we will ensure that our citizens have the opportunity to improve their digital skills with everyone who wants to get connected able to do so, and public services designed by and for citizens that are secure. This will in turn will have a positive impact on growing our economy.”

Realising Scotland’s full potential in a Digital World
Digital Strategy Evidence Paper