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Next steps for UK EdTech - learning from the pandemic, infrastructure and access, meeting the needs of teachers and students, and market opportunities

January 2022


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


This conference will look at next steps for UK EdTech in the context of the pandemic, how to take forward key developments in its use, and what is needed to support teachers and students in ongoing digital and blended provision.


Delegates will consider case studies in best practice in the use of EdTech both within the classroom and across school systems and the curriculum. It will be a chance to discuss latest developments and lessons from the experience of the pandemic and remote learning, as well as strategies for building on existing strengths and incorporating EdTech into schools’ own visions for teaching, learning, and attainment.


We also expect discussion on options for policy and a refreshed strategy for EdTech in England, looking at the latest from the Department for Education, as well as how the UK can take advantage of opportunities for growing UK EdTech exports and reaching new markets.


This will be a timely opportunity to consider the contribution of demonstrator schools and colleges in supporting the wider education sector in the provision of EdTech during the pandemic, and the outlook for taking forward their role.


We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from: Bridie Tooher, Deputy Director, Digital Strategy for Education, Department for Education; Ty Goddard, Chair, EdTech UK; Matt Hood, Principal, Oak National Academy; and Caroline Wright, Director General, British Educational Suppliers Association.


Overall, the agenda will bring out latest thinking on:


  • policy - and options for a future strategy for EdTech in the UK
  • the experience of the pandemic - taking forward what has been learned and looking at best practice
  • EdTech and teaching - developing digital strategies in schools that align with curricula
  • EdTech as a resource for teachers - its role in supporting teachers and priorities for training
  • upgrading technology - priorities for infrastructure, connectivity, pupil access and tackling digital inequalities, and futureproofing
  • global opportunities - growing the international market for EdTech products and expertise

The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due attend from the Department for Education and the Department for the Economy, NI.



This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles