Steve Bambury worked in education for 20 years, ultimately taking on the role of Head of Digital Learning and Innovation across the JESS Dubai school group. He moved on to work as an independent consultant. Steve has won awards from Apple, Microsoft, GESS, BETT and EdTech Digest for his working integrating technology successfully in learning and development. In 2017, Steve hosted the world’s first professional development sessions inside virtual reality and in 2018 he co-hosted the world’s first global lesson inside VR alongside Pixar co-founder Loren Carpenter. Steve has been on the judging panel for the World VR Awards since 2019 and his work with VR has been featured on Forbes Middle East, Arabian Business, Dubai One and more.
14 November 2021 | 11:05 - 11:25 | English | The rise of the virtual schoolhouse
Post-COVID, more and more schools are exploring the power, purpose and potential of virtual reality in their classrooms. However some more innovative institutions are taking things as step further and looking at transposing the entire school experience into the Metaverse. In this session, VR expert Steve Bambury will dive into what benefits a virtual campus can offer as well as some cutting edge examples from around the world, including the launch of the first VR Campus in the MENA region by New Media Academy - a project he spearheaded personally.
15 November 2021 | 11:05 - 11:25 | English | How NFTs and Blockchain will Disrupt Education
Do you know what an NFT is? Do you understand how blockchain works? In this unique session, Steve and Jeremy will share their journey into the world of NFTs in 2021 and expand on ways that this incredible, cutting-edge technology could be harnessed within the education sector to disrupt and transform existing systems.
16 November 2021 | 11:05 - 11:25 | English | Fast-track your digital content creation - for your students and yourself
In the modern education system, teachers increasingly expected to produce slick, engaging digital content. The problem is teachers also have a wide range of other responsibilities are are always struggling for time! In this practical session, Steve will demonstrate how to harness the free Canva platform to quickly and easily create a wide variety of digital content from social media posts to presentation decks to animations.