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Webinar: Digital Leadership Skills for the New Era in Education

16 April

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Webinar: Digital Leadership Skills for the New Era in Education

On the 16th of April we held an exciting webinar discussing 'Digital Leadership Skills for the New Era in Education' with guest speakers Dr Maren Deepwell and Dr Lynne Taylerson.

Below are some key highlights of the session along with access to watch the recording!

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The Role of Ethical Leadership

One of the session's pivotal discussions centered on ethical leadership in the digital age. Leaders are increasingly tasked with the responsibility of setting strategies that not only advance technological integration but also address the ethical dimensions of digital education. This involves understanding the implications of new technologies like AI on learning environments and ensuring that their adoption aligns with the core values and ethical standards.

Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation

The barriers to digital transformation are significant yet not insurmountable. Leadership plays a crucial role in overcoming these challenges. Effective digital leadership is not just about technological savvy; it also requires a profound understanding of the strategic, operational, and ethical dimensions of digital education.

Fostering a Community of Digital Navigators

By fostering a community of practice, it creates an ecosystem where educators can share insights, learn from each other, and collaboratively tackle the challenges posed by digital transformation. This community approach is vital in building resilience and adaptability among educators, enabling them to lead with confidence in a digital-first environment.

About the speakers:

Dr Maren Deepwell

Dr Maren Deepwell works with organisations and emerging leaders in education and the not-for-profit sector as an executive trouble shooter, strategic advisor and coach. 

With over 10 years experience in an executive role and having led an independent charity as CEO to become a fully virtual organisation, Maren is expert in hybrid working , author of Leading Virtual Teams and host of the accompanying podcast. 

Maren has a background in Anthropology and Fine Art, which helps bring creativity and curiosity to her work as a leader and a coach. Her specific focus is on leadership and career development, digital wellbeing, managing change and creative problem solving.  

Dr Lynne Taylerson is a teacher educator, mentor, author-researcher and digital learning designer in the post-16 education sector.

Dr Lynne Taylerson

She has 20 years’ experience in curriculum design for lifelong and professional learning both online and in-person working with colleges, independent learning providers and not-for-profit organisations.

Lynne specialises in digital skills and pedagogy, artificial intelligence for education and strategic leadership development. Her current research interests are around informal online learning communities and minimising the impacts of the ‘digital divide’ for disadvantaged learners.

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