Learning Tech InsideOut – a fringe event for Learning Technologies 2014


We are delighted to announce our fringe event for Learning Technologies 2014 conference which will be taking place at the end of day one of the conference on Wednesday 29 January 2014.

The event is titled Learning Tech InsideOut because we have managed to get five speakers from day one of the conference to bring their thinking from inside the conference hall and share it outside in a local bar. Like our Curation Camp fringe event at last year’s Learning Technologies, Learning Tech InsideOut with be an informal, bar camp style event.

Our five speakers represent a broad range of perspectives in L&D, including technology, instructional design and performance support. Each speaker  will have between 5 and 10 minutes to host a conversation based on their conference talk. Once the the time is up, participants will be asked to move to the next table to have a conversation with the next speaker. The event will come to an end when all groups have had a conversation with each of the five speakers.

The speakers

David Kelly, Training, Learning, and Performance Consultant
Kelly is one of the first Google Glass Explorers and will be discussing what it’s like to wear Glass, including how it works, how people react to it, how it is evolving, and how it can help people learn.

Julie Dirksen, Independent Consultant and Instructional Designer
Dirksen will be looking at the evolving world of instructional design and discussing  what we know from the research evidence, and what can we pull from other fields like other fields, such as neuroscience, behavioural economics, game design, and even architecture than can inform how we design to help people learn.

Mark Bradshaw, Electronic Performance Support Systems Developer, Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Bradshaw will be asking questions on the subject of performance support. Does good performance support replace the trainer role? If not why not? Rather than feeling challenged by moves to better support users shouldn’t we be finding ways of using performance support to improve any learning interventions we create or deliver?

Andrew Jacobs, Learning and Development Manager, London Borough of Lambeth
Jacobs will be challenging Steve Wheeler in his session on disruptive innovation and learning at Learning Technologies 2014 and is keen to continue the discussion at Learning Tech InsideOut. In particular he will be discussing any challenges that were missed and those attendees think should be added.

Ger Driesen, CEO, Challenge Stretching Talent
Driesen will be looking at the surprising elements that made Van Gogh a person who inspires millions of people around the globe and who created a billion dollar business brand with his legacy.

Tickets are free and you can reserve yours below. Alternatively, you can find out more on the Learning Tech InsideOut event page.

We’d like to say a big thanks to Ger Driesen for helping make this happen and to our speakers for kindly agreeing to give up their time.

We’ll also be tweeting about the event on this hashtag: #lt14ukfringe


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