Education Leaders Forum 2019: Digital Divides, Dividends & Dangers 17&18 July, Dunedin, was the 13th in an annual series for education leaders and aspiring leaders from across the learning spectrum.

Otago Polytechnic was the Principal Sponsor of ELF19 and hosted the event.

Principal Sponsor

EDUCATION LEADERS FORUM: WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Thank you Lyall and team for a terrific conterence.... it is a world-class event..." "I think this was one of the best ‘conferences’ that I have been to." "I have attended numerous conferences around the world and wish to compliment all concerned as this has to be as good as I’ve seen, both in terms of focus and of content." "Best organised conference I have ever attended." "Brillant event. Innovative, fun and refreshing." “Many thanks, nice diverse crowd” “….Awesome conference thanks. I am recommending this to everyone.” “… I enjoyed the event. It was the best organised I have ever attended in NZ. And good fun as well.” “All round satisfaction – Worthwhile 2 days.” “Networking – being challenged by provocative speakers many opportunities for discussion…” "It was a wonderful event with a great, diverse group of attendees. Thank you for inviting me to share our research findings."

SMARTNET WORKSHOPS

Since 1997 SmartNet has facilitated knowledge sharing, innovation and networking across sector boundaries through short live events supported by online resources. SmartNet currently co-ordinates the annual  Education Leaders Forum (see ELF18 overview  and feedback).  Past major event series have included SmartNet workshops and Seismics and the City forum (2012-2016).

TWITTER UPDATES

The new Digital Technologies Curriculum is not just about devices but more about people - Tim Bell, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, @UCNZ on 'an ABC of computational thinking and digital technologies'. #ELF19NZ

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#ELF19NZ https://t.co/l5iwkqiPlV

Donald Matheson, Media & Communication, @UCNZ on Handling #FakeNews and Flaky Views at #ELF19NZ Education plays a important role in tackling prejudice in #SocialMedia by demonstrating the links between hateful comments and actions. #OnlineSafety #credible #INFORMATION

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Education plays a  important role in tackling prejudice in #SocialMedia by demonstrating the links between hateful comments and actions.
#OnlineSafety #credible #INFORMATION https://t.co/IHRMm8pAwi

@AnjiiW, Education Advisor, @netsafeNZ shared some interesting stats in her session '#OnlineSafety and Wellbeing': In 2019, 6% of NZ population between 13-17 yrs have "digitally harmed" themselves. Does #DigitalPrivacy exist? #ELF19NZ #DigitalCitizenship

test Twitter Media - @AnjiiW, Education Advisor, @netsafeNZ shared some interesting stats in her session '#OnlineSafety and Wellbeing':
In 2019, 6% of NZ population between 13-17 yrs have "digitally harmed" themselves. 
Does #DigitalPrivacy exist? 
#ELF19NZ #DigitalCitizenship https://t.co/7R4LSji6Ym

A slightly different spin from our other sessions on #digitization in education, and providing #equal #digitalaccess - Dr Mary Redmayne, Independent Researcher, on Dangers of Screen Overuse. #ELF19NZ

test Twitter Media - A slightly different spin from our other sessions on #digitization in education, and providing #equal #digitalaccess - Dr Mary Redmayne, Independent Researcher, on Dangers of Screen Overuse. 
#ELF19NZ https://t.co/rStZqagGTK

The question is not whether we agree on #automation and #AI but it's about how we are going to support young people to become disruptive innovators by creating new technologies for the rapidly changing #digitalfuture @EducationGovtNZ #ELF19NZ

Fraser Liggett, Economic Development Programme Manager, Enterprise Dunedin, DCC speaking on the exciting plans for a new Centre of Digital Excellence, around #gaming and #appdevelopment in #education and #Training. #ELF19NZ

test Twitter Media - Fraser Liggett, Economic Development Programme Manager, Enterprise Dunedin, DCC speaking on the exciting plans for a new Centre of Digital Excellence, around #gaming and #appdevelopment in #education and #Training. 
#ELF19NZ https://t.co/00bEs8kLfk
test Twitter Media - Fraser Liggett, Economic Development Programme Manager, Enterprise Dunedin, DCC speaking on the exciting plans for a new Centre of Digital Excellence, around #gaming and #appdevelopment in #education and #Training. 
#ELF19NZ https://t.co/00bEs8kLfk

"Open source software is a really good fit for #education. #Collaboration with other educators will produce the best results." Paul Stevens on #OpenSource IT #innovation #ELF19NZ @CatalystNZ

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 Paul Stevens on #OpenSource IT #innovation 
#ELF19NZ 
@CatalystNZ https://t.co/9PkqozJ6im

First session for the day with Paul Stevens, GM, The Open Knowledge Group, @CatalystNZ on #education and #OpenSource IT Innovation. "In open source we've really embraced the community; not just at the technical level but at the user level as well." #DisruptiveInnovation #ELF19NZ

test Twitter Media - First session for the day with Paul Stevens, GM, The Open Knowledge Group, @CatalystNZ on #education and #OpenSource IT Innovation. "In open source we've really embraced the community; not just at the technical level but at the user level as well."
#DisruptiveInnovation 
#ELF19NZ https://t.co/593sb00Ass

Excited about Day 2 of #ELF19NZ - we are looking forward to insightful discussions and workshops on #DigitalDividents & #Dangers

test Twitter Media - Excited about Day 2 of #ELF19NZ - we are looking forward to insightful discussions and workshops on #DigitalDividents & #Dangers https://t.co/8nGFXDnpOO

#NaturalIntelligence > #ArtificialIntelligence: to get the most effective learning and doing from the dynamic interplay between NI and AI we need to understand the radical differences between even the crudest human mind and the most sophisticated computer programme. #ELF19NZ

test Twitter Media - #NaturalIntelligence > #ArtificialIntelligence: to get the most effective learning and doing from the dynamic interplay between NI and AI we need to understand the radical differences between even the crudest human mind and the most sophisticated computer programme.
#ELF19NZ https://t.co/F8UaaXYbkJ

Jessica Tulp on digital human and education: #DigitalHumans can create new and compelling teaching experiences that can be accessed by anyone from anywhere. Learn more: soulmachines.com #ELF19NZ

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#ELF19NZ https://t.co/v9FtXbw7oq

Say hello to Leah, a digital human. The technology that @Soulmachines is developing is a digital brain which powers digital humans - putting a face to technology while communicating with machines. #HumanisingTechnology #ELF19NZ

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#HumanisingTechnology #ELF19NZ https://t.co/Q5enr4mgjS

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