Jade Mountain, Head of Digital Content at Pearson College London, recently attended the 3rd Future EdTech event, hosting a discussion table on catering to today’s ‘new traditional’ student, and joining the closing panel discussion: Crystal ball - predictions in trends and challenges in Future Edtech in next 5 years.
The conference was one of the few opportunities to bring together institutional leaders, technologies and academia to discuss best practices, strategies and tools to elevate student experience and engagement with the use of technology. Jade was joined on the panel by Professor Wendy Purcell, Harvard University and former President and Vice Chancellor, Plymouth University and Malcolm Woodfield, Global Vice President, Industry Head – Higher Education and Research at SAP SE (market leader in enterprise application software).
The panel discussed best practices, digital skills and strategies for universities to keep a competitive edge, how IT agendas should influence curriculum design and student support and key priorities for a university’s digital transformation going forward.
As Head of Digital Content at Pearson College London, Jade was able to offer her thoughts on how universities can marry up technology with the institution’s business needs and key strategic objectives to remain competitive, future-ready and student-centric. Many older institutions face more entrenched cultures when working to embed the technology needed, not just to remain competitive but to remain current. However, Jade was able to discuss how as a newer institution with a more fluid approach to teaching and learning, Pearson College London has the flexibility to take advantage of technology tools and new ways of using technology to present an outstanding learning experience.
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About Pearson College
A university education, powered by industry experience.
Industry engagement is at the core of everything that we do; it’s the key to delivering our vision of empowering the people that will change the world.
Our mission is clear: to become the UK’s leading university for in-depth industry engagement. Our academic schools are united by our mantra “designed, developed, delivered by industry” and we ensure our students graduate industry ready, as their career starts from day one.
Our students are taught by experts who have all worked in their respective industries and they’re mentored by leaders within industry too. They get to deliver on live industry briefs and attend industry workshops led by some of the world’s most reputable organisations. We work with industry giants from Unilever, L’Oreal, WPP and IBM, to Framestore, Double Negative, MPC and The Mill, and that’s what sets us apart.
When you combine higher education and industry, everyone benefits. Especially when there’s a need for graduates to stand out from the crowd in a competitive market. Industry engagement drives us; it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. And it is what will take us, and our students, into the future.