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Dr Edward de Bono, expert in creative and conceptual thinking, and Professor Andy Hargreaves, International Centre for Educational Change, Toronto University, are among the speakers at the Scottish Learning Festival (SETT) held at the SECC Glasgow, September 20-21. Free admission.


A series of free Altformat conferences will highlight the future of accessible learning materials for the visually and print impaired. They will be hosted by the Royal National Institute for the Blind, the British Dyslexia Association, Jisc TechDis and Skill at the University of East London, June 5, Warwick University, June 6, and Manchester University, June 7. There will be a particular focus on the Digital Accessible Information Systems (DAISY) talking book, large print, Braille and audio format materials.

"The Moving Image in the Digital Age", Film Education's annual CP3 conference (critical practice, creative process, cultural perspective), will be held at York University, July 19-23. Workshops exploring the use of digital video and media in education will include film and performance; digital animation; screenwriting and short films. It is aimed at teachers, advisers and education officers. Fee: pound;450 + VAT.


Handheld Learning's annual conference will be held at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London SW1, October 12-13. Speakers include: Michael Stevenson, director of technology, DfES; Professor Stephen Heppell, formerly of Ultralab; Valerie Thompson, chief executive, e-Learning Foundation. Themes include: building schools for the future; the personalised learning agenda; ICT access - evidence and evaluation. Fee (before July 31) is pound;195.

Online Educa Berlin's 12th international conference on technology supported learning and training, organised by ICWE GmbH, will take place at the Hotel InterContinental Berlin, November 29 to December 1.



A new award, Innovate to Educate, has been launched by NESTA

Futurelab. Supported by Cambridge Assessment, it encourages final year undergraduate or postgraduate students to work with a teachereducator on a novel digital resource to assist learning in or out of school. The winning entry will receive pound;3,000, industry secondment(s), a free place at the November 2006 NESTA Futurelab conference and ICT equipment. Deadline for submissions is June 30.

Tel: 0117 915 8222

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