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About Editor eLN

Martyn Stevenson-Read is a member of the board of the eLearning Network and also the Editor of the Insights Blog. His day job is managing a digital learning and media team in BT's Academy.

Call for Industry Mentors!

By | August 27th, 2016|Mentoring|

Have you been in the industry for a while? Are you always checking out latest trends and tech advances? Then this could be an ideal opportunity to share what you love with someone new. Since last year the number of ELN members signing up to our mentoring scheme has seen a massive growth spurt and [...]

Learning Design Live 2016

By | August 27th, 2016|Events|

Learning Design Live, taking place at World of Learning on 19 & 20 October at the NEC, Birmingham is specifically for anyone involved in learning tech design. You will be able to get in-depth advice and share ideas with other design specialists. Topics include: Gamification - the latest techniques Rapid design and development Brain friendly [...]

Organisational learning, social dynamism and an agile approach to learning!

By | June 28th, 2016|Events, Industry Partners, Learning Technologies|

A Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2016 Report by Cat Oxley of Brightwave Group. It's that time of year again to step out of the office, enjoy the company of friends, colleagues, thinking and reflection which the Learning Technologies Summer Forum has to offer. This year's key note speaker was organisational futurist, Jon Husband, who opened [...]

Letter from the Editor: “Nothing’s changed, apart from everything…”

By | June 15th, 2016|Letter from the editor|

So I’m back in the office following an exciting day at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum. A day packed full of interesting seminars and things to think about and take back to the office. Within Donald Taylor’s closing seminar he asked the audience to suggest the biggest change they thought had happened to L&D in the [...]

Meet the Director – Phil Reddall

By | June 13th, 2016|Our People|

Continuing our Meet the Director series, we caught up with our Vice Chair Phil Reddall. Please tell us a little about yourself Phil. Hi, my name’s Phil Reddall and my full time job is as Learning Innovation Manager for AkzoNobel UK, the parent company of Dulux. I'm responsible for innovation across the scope of L&D [...]

#wireln Week In Review eLearning Network 11 – 17 April 2016

By | April 19th, 2016|Awards, Industry Partners|

Here’s a roundup of some interesting items from the past week that you may have missed. If I’ve missed something that you’ve seen then let us all know in the comments. Any contributions for next week’s #WIRELN very welcome too – contact me at editor@elearningnetwork.org   Learning Skills Group webinars The Learning Skills Group held [...]

The role of games in digital learning

By | April 13th, 2016|Industry Partners|

Guest blog by Jason Butler, Game Designer, Sponge UK At present, the main argument for games in digital learning is user engagement. Trying to move the learner’s perception from something they ‘have’ to do, to something they ‘want’ to do. But there is a deeper value to games in learning and the skills they can [...]

Tony talks about our April excellence event.

By | March 11th, 2016|Awards, Events|

While I was in the thick of judging entries for the awards shortlist last summer, I was working (as sadly the day job must go on...) with a consultant who every now and then has occasion to subcontract to eLearning providers. "How do you choose who to work with?” I asked. "Oh the first thing [...]


By | February 14th, 2016|Membership|

We loved catching up with so many of our members (and hopefully a whole lot of new members) at the Learning Technologies 2016 Exhibition and Conference this month. It was great to hear from people in very different jobs talking about their work. We'll be rounding up some of the best reviews and reflections of [...]

eLN Director Sam Yates explains why… “You’ve got a friend in me(ntoring)”

By | February 14th, 2016|Membership|

As an Instructional Designer at Unicorn Training, I’m in the very fortunate position of working for a dedicated eLearning design company who are passionate about self-development and creativity. If I need answers to a query, or if I’m feeling a bit of writer’s block, chances are I can find help within this team of experienced [...]