About the eLearning Network

The eLearning Network (eLN) is a non-profit, Community Interest Company run by the eLearning community for the learning community.

The eLN is the number one source for guidance on best practice and future trends in technology-based learning and development at work, with over 3000 members in the UK and beyond.

We also independently judge the Learning Technologies Awards. Click here to find out more.

How do I get involved?

There are a number of options:

What do we strive for?

To inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen the Learning Technology community.
Learning Technology is central to the future of L&D.

The eLN believes that not only is technology at the heart of L&D’s future but that it is already a fundamental part of the L&D toolkit. Organisations that aren’t already utilizing technology are missing a key tool to support organisational learning. Deployed correctly learning technology is fundamental to organisational performance.

The eLN will strive to:
• Make technology easier to understand
• Share knowledge and experience
• Provide access to best practice information
• Drive quality and innovation
• Provide opportunities to collaborate and share knowledge

Meet Our Team

Phil Reddall
Phil ReddalleLN Chair
I'm genuinely passionate about the difference that workplace learning can make to an organisation and within that the impact technology and innovation can have. I've been an account manager and ID in an eLearning agency, worked in big corporates and been a consultant, and that has allowed me to see the forces that affect our industry from a wide variety of perspectives.

My aim (first as a member, then director and now Chair of the eLN) has always been to use my experience and contribute to the industry to which I belong. The eLN exists to connect its members to other people, knowledge and great experiences and my goal is guide our activities towards that and to help broaden our appeal.

Toby Harris
Toby HarriseLN Vice Chair
I've been involved in different parts of the elearning industry since 2010. Currently I work as a Solution Architect for Filtered helping to introduce artificial intelligence into customer learning eco-systems.

The eLN does a fantastic job in bringing the best people in the learning technologies sector together, forging strong bonds between them and pushing our laggardly sector forward with the newest technologies as well as good old best practices.

As Vice Chair, I'm involved in every aspect of what we do but with a particular focus on helping to make the eLN's yearly conference, eLN CONNECT, a success.

Paul Service
Paul ServiceeLN Director (Treasurer, Business Analytics and Mentoring)
I've worked in technology for the past 20 years. From my first job at Stratford upon Avon College running a computer class for kids to my role today running CommsLearning UK. I love technology and the possibilities it opens up both in education and the wider world – I’m a geek at heart!

I truly believe in the power of collaboration and sharing, which is why I'm thrilled to be part of the eLN team, helping in any way I can to both share my knowledge as well as learn from others.

Steph Bright
Steph BrighteLN Director (Membership, Events and Industry Partners)
I’ve worked in the L&D industry for around 4 years now, starting at Brightwave and now specialising in video for learning at Nice Media.

I never planned to work in L&D (as most of us don’t!) but I’ve always been passionate about education and learning. Ensuring knowledge is accessible and inclusive to a diverse range of people is really important to me, as I believe continuous learning is critical to wellbeing and personal development.

The eLearning Network plays a crucial role in supporting those ideas so I’m excited to be part of such a genuine and collaborative network.

Michael Ditchburn
Michael DitchburneLN Director (Marketing and Webinars)
I’ve had the good fortune to be part of the learning and development community for over 10 years. My experience includes being a face-to-face trainer, LMS administrator, business partner and instructional designer, as well as a few others! Recently, I founded my own business - ThinkBiscuit Media, which specialises in creating eLearning and associated learning and visual media.

I've worked with a wide variety of clients over the years, which has given me a great insight into how the world of corporate learning works (or sometimes doesn't!). I love making engaging learning and I always strive to bring that passion to the eLN.

Tony Frascina
Tony FrascinaeLN Director (Learning Technologies Awards)
I'm originally from an educational background and have a doctorate in Human-Computer Interaction, having presented my work on user-centred design to a worldwide audience. As a learning designer, I specialise in the design and delivery of distance learning, media-rich materials, online learning, workshops and classroom-based events. I've worked extensively with a wide variety of clients, including international NGOs, government departments and agencies, blue chip companies, the service sector, and educational institutions.

I've been involved with the eLN and its previous version, TACT, since the mid-1990s. For the past eight years I've been Chair of Judges for the highly prestigious Learning Technologies (formerly Elearning Age) Awards.

John Hinchcliffe
John HinchcliffeeLN Director (Events)
I’ve been involved in L&D for close to a decade now and have always loved helping individuals progress their skills within the industry. I am mentor to six individuals and also set up Yourskillshub.com which I set up to provide individuals in the industry with free helpful resources.

In addition to being on the Board of Directors for the eLN, I was named ‘Learning Professional of the Year’ Bronze Award winner at the Learning Awards 2018.

Joan Keevill
Joan KeevilleLN Director (Webinars and Conference)
I've been involved in learning and development for many years and set up my company, Designs on Learning, in 2008. I work with private and public sector organisations doing consultancy and needs analysis, blended and eLearning design, facilitating face-to-face workshops and webinars and being a virtual tutor for Henley Business School on their MA in Leadership.

As an eLN director I can share my extensive experience with the membership, both directly, e.g. by attending regional events, and via social media. I mentor a number of members, contribute to the design of our annual conference and am running the now popular webinar series.

James McLuckie
James McLuckieeLN Director (Industry Partners, Events and Mentoring)
Online learning has been in my bones for over ten years now, and I am currently Learning and Performance Solutions Director at Good Practice. I lead the team who develop the content elements of our products, including e-learning, video, infographics, and performance support resources.

This is my fourth and final year as an eLN Board member. I have been largely focused on helping to run our member events, including our first ever “unconference” in 2017. The events are great fun, as they bring together our members from across the country. I also help out with our mentoring scheme, which is a great way of giving back to the industry.

Nick Ramsay
Nick RamsayeLN Director (Events)
I’ve proudly been an eLN member for the past few years and also been fortunate enough to both speak at and attend many of their awesome events. The eLN is a phenomenal support for those in the industry and it is my intention to increase the spread and impact of the network. As a director, I'm part of the eLN Board to further enable and empower our current members, as well as attract new ones!
Eglė Vinauskaitė
Eglė VinauskaitėeLN Director (Membership and Industry Partners)
I’m a learning designer, EdTech enthusiast and avid learner on a mission to change attitudes and behaviour, at scale. With a strong foundation in adult learning fundamentals and behavioural science, I aim to create impactful, engaging learning experiences using the most exciting technologies around.

When I’m not designing learning, I occasionally consult for start-ups creating learning-related apps or speak about education. I joined the Board of the eLearning Network to energise and serve our community. Learning is a fantastic industry to be part of, and I want to make sure that we’re well-equipped to provide our learners with the latest developments in technology, user experience and quality learning design.

Sam Yates
Sam YateseLN Director (Mentoring)
I’ve worked as a Learning Designer since 2010 and have a passion for bringing content to life and challenging learners with realistic, practical scenarios. Over the years I’ve won the Learning Technologies ‘Learning Designer of the year’ award, and the Global Giveback competition via LINGOs.

I love sharing knowledge and skills with others in the industry, and as an eLN Director, I’m proud to manage our mentoring scheme, which brings people together to offer support and guidance in an ever-changing industry.