Wednesday 24 May 2017 -
14:00 to 15:15

Session slides

You can view Professor Dr Angela Ittel's slides here.

You can view Michael Kerrison's slides here.

Technology and the rapidly growing availability of educational materials in digital form is leading to a point where students no longer need to ‘attend’ university in the traditional sense. While new technologies can develop and enrich students’ experience of higher education, are there irreplaceable benefits and opportunities which universities and students risk forfeiting in abandoning the significance of geographical location?


  • Bill Rammell, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of Bedfordshire, UK (Chair) 
  • Professor Dr Angela Ittel, Vice-President, TU Berlin, Germany
  • Michael Kerrison, Director of Education Development and Innovation, University of London International Programmes, UK
  • Simon Nelson, Chief Executive, FutureLearn, UK 

See also

Going Global sessions Going Global 2017 session