Katherine Frase discusses digital content in education

Fundamentally, we all want the same thing when it comes to education and our children. How do we encourage young people to get the best education for their future careers? What role does digital content have to play?

In the first Dean’s Engineering and IT Public Lecture for 2014, Dr Katherine Frase discusses the potential of digital content to drive better learning outcomes. As Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in IBM’s Public Sector, Dr Frase offers real-life examples and insightful interpretations concerning technology and education.

By using the controversial example of technology in an educational setting, Dr Frase outlines how digital content is becoming the norm in the classroom.

“Students are not expecting to unplug themselves when they arrive at school. Instead, we can use digital power to predict student needs and communicate with them in an engaging manner,” she says.

Combining this with an increased ability to monitor and anticipate student needs, Dr Frase asserts instructors and teachers are better positioned than ever to drive better learning outcomes and advance their students’ future.

Presented by thought-leaders, industry experts and senior academic staff, the Dean’s Engineering and IT Public Lecture series are designed to stimulate public interest while debating the future of engineering, information and technology in relation to society.