"The Learning Technologies conference (30th - 31st January, 2008) is widely regarded as Europe’s foremost organisational learning gathering. As the field of workplace learning and development grows, so does the conference and in January more than 40 speakers (Including Jay Cross, Stephen Downes, Clive Shepherd and Jane Knight) and over 300 delegates will gather to share experiences on organisational learning, and the ever-changing technology used to support it. The theme for the 2008 conference – our ninth – is Driving workforce performance through learning and development, and the conference programme will look at the what, the how, and the why of learning and development today."
Although, these 40 speakers gave free seminars, I am still searching for free access to the related resources (e.g. presentation slides) that were shared during this conference (If you can find it, please share it!). Perhaps they charge for the resources, or they will make it available soon. Or perhaps they will make it available in their online magazine. Am I getting closer?
Yes, that is why I have actually taken time to post something about the Learning Technologies conference here. If you check the 'Articles Archive', you will have access to over 250 FREE articles (as far as I know!) discussing learning and technologies from January 2000 until today (Latest issue: December 2007). To give you a taste of the learning juice you can find in this juicy archive, here are a few articles from the December 2007 Issue:
- Learning in Three Dimensions - Clive Shepherd examines the role and accessibility of 3D virtual worlds in today's e-learning.
- Collaboration 2.0 - It's Not About The Technology - Jay Cross argues that online collaboration is not just about the technology.
- A Guide to Free e-Learning Tools - Jane Hart talks to us about the pros and cons of using freely available tools, and suggests ten that can be used to create e-learning solutions quickly and easily.
- Ten of the Best...Frequently Asked e-Learning Questions - Alan Bellinger argues that it’s the quality that’s important.
- Key Lessons From the e-Learning Awards - Howard Hills looks at lessons that we can learn from the 2007 e-Learning Awards submissions.
- The Changing Face of e-Learning - Vaughan Waller looks at the evolving e-learning landscape.
- Rethinking Evaluation: Its Value and Its Limits for Learning - David Wilson challenges some of the basic assumptions in L&D about how, when and why it evaluates learning.
Hmm, I suppose I will be busy reading, reflecting and learning :)