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Digital Skills for the Future

Start Date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 12:30
End Date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 14:30
Description of Event: 
Technology is transforming the way we work. As the workplace adapts to an increasingly interconnected, information-rich world, the skills demanded by employers are changing too. Yet education systems are struggling to catch up. Education is less about drilling students to memorise facts and figures when we can potentially access the sum of human knowledge by speaking into our wristwatch. Less than half of students believe their education system is providing them with the skills they need to enter the workforce, and 52% of executives admit that a skills gap is hampering their organisation’s performance.
Do the skills taught in education systems today meet the needs of employers and society at large? And what are the needs of employers and society at large? How can technology be used in the classroom to make learning more relevant, fun and interactive?