Innovation and learning for change

Innovation and learning in rapidly changing security environments will be two of the most significant, underlying themes in discussions at this year’s Security and Defence Learning, according to conference hosts, the New Security Foundation.


Dr Yan St-Pierre, Director of Programmes at the New Security Foundation says that the agenda for the Forum, which is available here has “a heavy emphasis on innovation and learning for change.” Security and Defence Learning (SDL) 2012 will focus on new developments in the use of mobile technology, encryption, information security, innovation, implementation and the impact of gaming.


“SDL is a unique forum,” says Dr St-Pierre. “It brings experts, practitioners and producers together from many different countries and a variety of backgrounds for an intimate discussion of the most important issues in contemporary security-related training. And the fact that it takes place as an official pre-conference forum of ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN, Europe’s largest conference on online training and education, is an added bonus because there is such a close connection between innovation in security-related training and the rest of the education


This year, with the focus on innovation, there will be an even closer connection between SDL and the rest of ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN too.


“SDL will be bigger than ever,” St-Pierre explains.  “And we have come up with a new format, SDL EDUCA, which will allow a much greater interaction between participants in SDL and other parts of the OEB programme in areas of mutual interest.”


SDL EDUCA – OEB’s New Security Track


Security and Defence Learning 2012 will see the regular pre-conference forum expand into the main conference programme with the creation of SDL EDUCA, a new “security track” at OEB, which will address some of the specific security-related issues educators and e-learning specialists face every day, highlighting new opportunities for technology-assisted learning providers.


SDL EDUCA will focus on the Internet’s hidden dangers and how to deal with them (Nightmare on Web Street); the SDL Lab How to Improve Your Online Security will teach participants the basics about improving their online security; and a session on Piracy, Privacy, Personal Identity and Security will consider how to prevent manipulation, fraud, plagiarism and the unauthorised obtaining of information from the Internet; Finally, the Breakfast Session (November 29th) What education professionals can learn from the security and defence industry, will bring together experts from the defence and education sectors to discuss what education professionals and providers can learn from the security industry.


The Security and Defence Learning Forum and SDL EDUCA events, which include an After-Forum Lounge, as well as the New Security Foundation Luncheon, begin on November 28th at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin. Full details are available here, registration for Security and Defence Learning 2012 and for SDL Educa here.

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