Preview: Learning Technologies 2013


Europe’s leading showcase of technology supported workplace learning, Learning Technologies 2013, will be taking place at Olympia 2, London January 29-30.

Now in its 14th year, the event boasts more than 120 free seminars and more than 230 exhibitors.

Learning Technologies is running alongside the Learning and Skills exhibition, and together the two events have created the biggest show in the learning sector.

The Learning Technologies conference features more than 50 speakers talking across a range of topics, including: the changing learning landscape, earning innovation, collaborative learning, technology and the future of learning.

Organisers say this year’s focus is: ‘Future thinking. Future learning.” Leading thinkers on workplace learning will be taking to the stage, including: Tony Buzan, the creator of mind mapping, Nicholas Negroponte, founder, One Laptop per Child, Lord David Puttnam and Michael Bungay Stanier, author of Do More Great Work.

A range of academics and practitioners will also be speaking, including: Michelle Mack, global training manager, Western Union Business Solutions, professor Stephen Heppell, Steve Wheeler, associate professor of learning technology, University of Plymouth, Ben Betts, research engineer, University of Warwick, Charles Jennings, director, Duntroon Associates, ChrisPaton, honorary senior research fellow, University of Auckland , Alison Innes-Farquhar, head of people development and engagement, HC-ONE, AlisonRossett, professor emerita of educational technology, San Diego State University and John Merrell, leadership and elearning manager, Volvo.

In his opening keynote – Re-thinking learning and re-learning thinking – Nicholas Negroponte will be looking at the how children learn and the implications for both the education system and the workplace. This broader perspective on learning is reflected in a number of speakers. For example, Professor Stephen Heppell will be revisiting lifelong learning in his talk True Lifelong Learning.

Watch chairman of Learning Technologies, Don Taylor, review last year’s conference.

We will be running an informal event on curation in learning on the evening of the first day, so join us if you can.

[Picture credit: Learning Technologies]




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