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Unlocking Digital Transformation: Insights from Education Experts

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In a dynamic panel session at Digifest 2024 in Birmingham, the participants discussed the concept of “frictionless learning” and its implications for education in the digital age. The panelists included Michael Frantzis from Curio, Neil Stapleton from Cambridge Judge Business School, Julia Leong Son from University of London Worlwide, and David White from University Arts London. They explored how advancements in technology have changed the landscape of education, making it essential to provide seamless and intuitive learning experiences for students.

Key points of discussion include:

1. Defining Frictionless Learning: Frictionless learning is described as providing students with easy access to educational resources and support, regardless of their location or circumstances. It involves minimising barriers to learning and creating intuitive systems that meet the diverse needs of learners.

2. Impact of Technology: The panelists highlighted the role of technology, such as AI chatbots, in enhancing the learning experience. They discuss how AI can personalise learning, provide instant feedback, and support students with diverse learning styles.

3. Student-Centred Approach: There was an emphasis on understanding and catering to the needs of students, who are increasingly expecting a high-quality digital learning experience. The panelists discussed the importance of user-centred design and incorporating student feedback into the development of educational platforms.

4. Challenges and Opportunities: The panel acknowledged the challenges of adapting to new technologies and meeting the evolving expectations of students. They discussed the need for institutions to continuously innovate and improve their digital learning environments while also ensuring accessibility and inclusivity.

Overall, the panel explored the evolving landscape of digital education and the need for educators and institutions to embrace technology to provide seamless and effective learning experiences for students.

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Michael Frantzis

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Michael leads the digital team in Europe. He has a background in R&D in computer science at Goldsmiths University, management of distance learning programmes and commercial agencies specialising in the higher education, not-for-profit and membership sectors. He now leads cross-Curio's teams across digital transformation, strategy, analytics, user research, web application development and digital learning tools.Learn more about Michael
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