Future of Learning Conference: Part Two - Catching The Next Wave
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Future of Learning Conference: Part Two - Catching The...

#SAFutureOfLearning - Smart Apprentices will be hosting the second conference from the Future of...


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  • Future of Learning: Part 2 – Catching the Next Wave.

    Smart Apprentices will be hosting the second conference from the Future of Learning series. This will be a hybrid event meaning you can attend virtually or in person. Join us for the first covid secure in-person event in the sector post lockdown, hosted at the Vox NEC Birmingham on the 24th of June from 11am – 2pm or online via Livestream.

    This event will provide insights into the future of learning, empirical research on learner attrition, sector foresight and to close we will be celebrating the stories of those resilient learners who have shown exceptional determination throughout a difficult year.

    Book your complimentary ticket now!

    What to expect?

    Strategies for Training Success

    Award-winning entrepreneur and Smart Apprentices founder, Fiona Hudson-Kelly will deliver strategies for preparing your training organisation for the next wave of disruption in learning helping you to catch it and get ahead of the curve.

    Learner Attrition Research

    We will be joined by our data science & AI partners from Aston University, who will be sharing their research on learner attrition from over half a million apprentices on Smart Assessor. This study aims to identify and highlight characteristics and behaviours that cause early leavers, which remains a huge challenge for the sector as only 60.2% of apprentices completed their training on standards in 2019/2020. This keynote will offer recommendations for the sector based on the research. Smart Apprentices will then provide a glimpse into our latest advancements on our AI-driven learning experience platform, Smart Skills Hub.

    Learner Resilience Award

    The coronavirus pandemic has made the previous 12 months exceptionally difficult, especially for learners, we would like to celebrate the stories and successes of your learners. Have any of your learners shown exceptional resilience and determination through a difficult period and deserve to be recognised for their efforts? Nominations for the Learner Resilience award are now open, with the award to be presented on the day to the training organisation by Professor Donald Clark.

    It's a time to celebrate, to socialise and enjoy a bit of normality - we hope you can join us!

    Register here:  Register Now


  • Category
    Conferences & Events
  • Date & Time
    Jun 24 2021 at 11:00 AM - Jun 24 2021 at 02:00 PM
  • Location & full address
    Via Livestream OR at The Vox Conference Centre, Resorts World, Birmingham, B40 1PU
  • Event Admins
    Smart Apprentices

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