Covid-19 has accelerated transformation of education and workplace learning, Learnovation 2020 will hear.

Workplaces and education went virtual in 2020 and many of the changes brought by Covid-19 could have a lasting effect.

That’s the view of Learnovate Centre director Nessa McEniff as the global Learnovation kicks off tomorrow (13 October) and runs until 15 October based on the theme ‘Living and Learning in a Changing Workplace’.

“Learnovation is bringing Irish and international entrepreneurs and innovators in the edtech sector together to explore how we can transform learning experiences for employees, students and customers in online’s biggest year”

“The world of education and workplace learning was already transforming at an unstoppable pace with artificial intelligence, machine learning and gamification helping to prepare us for the workplaces of the future,” McEniff said.

Accelerate the future

“But Covid-19 has accelerated all those changes as the entire globe was collectively plunged into a new world where workplaces and education went virtual. Learnovation is bringing Irish and international entrepreneurs and innovators in the edtech sector together to explore how we can transform learning experiences for employees, students and customers in online’s biggest year.”

The Learnovation Summit is organised by The Learnovate Centre, a leading learning technology research centre in Trinity College Dublin.

Funded by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, The Learnovate Centre is an industry-led technology centre made up of expert researchers using emerging technology to help transform the lives of learners in the workplace, schools, at third level and in the home

One of the keynote speakers at Learnovation is Olivier Crouzet from ‘42’ a third-level IT college which has no teachers, classrooms or lectures and where the students learn through projects (which have no set deadlines) and evaluate their own peers. 42 charges no fees and there are no qualification requirements to become a student.

Crouzet will be speaking on Day 2 of The Learnovation Summit 2020. Some of the other keynote speakers include Daniel Hulme of Satalia who will speak about AI and the Future of Work, Gilly Salmon of Education Alchemists on Seizing the Pivot for New Learning, Abi Williams of Udemy who will speak about Driving Engaged and Productive Teams in a Virtual World and Bob Mosher of APPLY Synergies on Workflow Learning.

After the live event, attendees gain exclusive access to a ‘boxset’ with video presentations and speaker slides to watch in theirr own time.

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 12 October, 2020

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