eLN Conference

Beyond 'click next'…digital learning solutions come of age.

11th November 2015

Location: London

This year we are planning our first one day conference. We wanted to create an event that has a friendly and informal feel and one that focuses on the practice of digital learning. The aim is to get as much active user involvement as possible so that participants go away having experienced a day that is different, a day where they really learned something new!

We will be showcasing lots of new tools and techniques, showing how effective digital learning gets built and also looking at new approaches and strategies in the world of technology supported learning.

This is our one paid event in the year but it is designed to be affordable and accessible - and of course members will get a discount and first chance to sign-up for the event!

Price: £80+VAT for eLN Members (£120+VAT for others)

Location: 15Hatfields, London

Date: 11th November 2015

Time: 09:00 - 17:00


Programme for the day

We start the day with two thought provoking keynote speakers before branching into three streams that cover the WHY, the WHAT and the HOW of digital learning. You are free to choose which stream sessions you attend - and you can move from stream to stream during the day. The only limitation is the capacity of each space - when it's full it's full!

Keynote 1, Clive Shepherd
Clive Shepherd needs little introduction to UK audiences. As well as working on his acclaimed book, 'More Than Blended Learning',  he has headed up a corporate training function, co-founded a leading multimedia development business and operates as an independent consultant. He is currently devoting his attention to the new role of the learning architect, the design of next generation blended learning solutions and the design of digital learning content. At the conference, he will be revealing the six key roles in digital learning and exploring the steps we need to take to upskill our L&D teams in developing digital learning. Explains Clive: "New technology has the potential to transform learning and development in organisations, yet we are taking pitifully little advantage of the opportunities available. One of the primary causes for our slow progress is the lack of digital skills in the learning and development community and we must bridge that gap".

Keynote 2, Pedro De Bruyckere
Pedro De Bruyckere is an educational scientist at Arteveldehogeschool, Ghent, Belgium. As well as being a highly entertaining speaker, he also co-wrote the hugely popular 'Urban Myths about Learning and Education'. You can read his blogs on educational research – and myths – at www.theEconomyOfMeaning.com. In his presentation, Pedro will debunk some of the more popular suspect theories about technology and learning, and also share some evidence-based insights into what really does work in digital learning.

There will also be a demo zone where you try different tools and speak to sponsors about some of their latest tools and systems.

Full catering is provided and we are also planning to host a drinks reception at the end of the day where you can relax and mingle with the speakers and other attendees.

Note - The following outline is subject to change.

WHY – Why is elearning the answer?

This stream explores elearning strategy and the practicalities of implementation. Is elearning even the right solution? We’ll hear from experts and practitioners who are trying new strategies, questioning the way we do things and developing new models of digital learning.

Confirmed sessions include:

Why your strategy should start with behaviour change (Paul Matthews)

The tyranny of Taylorism and the digital citizen: a manifesto for a brave new kind of learning and performance environment (Toby Harris, Saffron)

From eLearning to vLearning (Sarah Frame, Immerse Learning)

The art of letting go: the power of social learning (Meg Stevenson and Alex Reeve, Brightwave)

Being a ‘Top Performing L&D team’: a first look at the latest Towards Maturity research  (Laura Overton, Towards Maturity)

Saving time with Compliance Training (Chris Horseman, Engage in Learning)

Taking Analytics into the Blend to change L&D People Skills (Mike Byrne, Netex)

WHAT – What approach do we take to design effective digital learning?

If design is a key part of your role then this is the stream for you. We’ll cover everything from storyboarding to the neuroscience behind successful elearning design.

Confirmed sessions include:

Resources or Courses? (Tanya Kesterton, Institute of Swimming)

Online Leadership Development: How we used MOOC methods to build a leadership community (Sam Burrough)

Why focusing on awards will help you develop better e-learning (Tony Frascina, Chair of Judges for eLearning Awards)

Digital Storytelling for Learning (Maureen Murphy, Aurion Learning)

e-Neuroscience – can it work? (Stella Collins, Brain Friendly Learning)

The Role of Games in Digital Learning (Kate Nicholls, Sponge)

How can we make content better? (Mark Berthelemy)

HOW – Which tools can we use?

This hands-on stream explores the tools and technologies that make the execution of elearning possible. With demos and case study content, this is the place to be if you’re a developer or creating elearning in tools like Articulate Storyline.

Confirmed sessions include:

Everyone Everywhere: How to Create and Deploy Multi-device Learning Content using GoMo (Mike Alcock, GoMo)

Video drama – which treatment should you use in your learning? (Tom Hickmore, Nice Media)

Accessible eLearning with Articulate Storyline (Graeme Youngs, Omniplex)

Creating responsive multi platform eLearning using Adapt (Deborah Limb and Arlene Mooney, Learning Pool)

When Gamification, Social Learning, Curation and Data meet...Beautiful things happen! (Craig Taylor, HT2)

Utilising the power of video 'triggers' to shape learners' behaviour (Martin Addison, Video Arts)

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