Learning Technologies

12 june 2018, olympia, london

 

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summer forum conference programme

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08.00
  1. 75 min
09.30
  1. Conference Room 1
    60 min

    In a world where automation threatens to take over so much of human activity, what will be left for us? The answer: arguably the most human activity of all ' creativity. In this keynote, Amy Burvall will challenge the idea that creativity is some elusive gift reserved for a few, and focus on how to access and sustain it, knowing that of all our skills, this is the one most likely to be vital for success in the future.

10.30
  1. 30 min
11.00
  1. Conference Room 1
    60 min
    Artificial intelligence (AI) already permeates our lives and in the future its reach will only grow wider and deeper. One undoubted, and profound, area of impact will be learning - but will AI deliver serious change or just be another workplace learning tool? Join Donald Clark to find out.
  2. Conference Room 2
    60 min
    Learning and performance needs do not always require the creation of fresh content, but they do often enough that many L&D professionals feel over-stretched, and condemned to churn out dull materials. Is it possible to create fresh, impactful content rapidly and enjoy it? According to Krystyna Gadd, it is.
  3. Conference Room 3
    60 min

    The term 'learning culture' has been bandied around so widely that it's starting to wear a little thin. What, if anything, does it mean, and how can we inculcate it? Nigel Paine has a radical answer that won't appeal to everyone, but is soundly supported by his own research. The nub of it all: don't start with learning.

  4. Workshop Room 4
    60 min

    Dave Buglass has a message for L&D - it's time to fundamentally re-think how we support learning and performance. His suggestion: gather inspiration from how other disciplines approach working with the business. And Dave believes one fundamental principle underpins the best approach: start with the learner.

12.00
  1. 90 min
12.20
  1. Conference Room 2
    50 min

    Learning and Skills Group research in 2015 showed women were twice as likely as men to have supporting, administrative roles, and half as likely to have leadership positions. The same research in 2018 showed the position had skewed slightly further in favour of men. What is going on, and what can we do about it?

13.30
  1. Conference Room 1
    60 min
    Virtual reality looks like it should allow for the perfect blend of experience and instruction, of allowing high-risk or high-cost training to take place in a safe environment. But what happens when you try to make it work in the real world - what the costs, constraints and opportunities? Come and explore the possibilities through our real-world case studies.
  2. Conference Room 2
    60 min
    When developing a course, or a job-aid, or anything else in L&D, what principles do you adopt, what design methodology? In this session, Myles Runham examines how to adopt a user-focused approach, and explores how this can alter not just the ways of working, but also the results, for the better. 
  3. Conference Room 3
    60 min
    Organisations today are focused on digital transformation, and the L&D department has a major role to play in ensuring they are able to achieve it. But what lies behind the buzz words? How do you actually start the process of transformation and maintain it? Fosway’s Perring and Leteney are here to reveal all.
  4. Workshop Room 4
    60 min
    If you're feeling under-resourced and over-worked, this session is for you. Andrew Jacobs uses his years of experience of running L&D departments on minimal budgets to illustrate just what is possible when you think creatively about the role of L&D.
14.30
  1. 30 min
15.00
  1. Conference Room 1
    60 min
    Technology now allows us to do amazing things when learning at work. But technology is only one part the learning process. Particularly when we are learning collaboratively, there is more to success than having the right tools. Lee Bryant outlines the issues and provides practical tips for using technology successfully to support collaborative learning.
  2. Conference Room 2
    60 min
    There's a lot of talk around the term 'learning experience', but what does it actually mean? In this session Nick Shackleton-Jones and Kenny Temowo take us through their definition, and their approach to making them valuable. And yes, this descriptive text is exactly what they wanted us to print.
  3. Conference Room 3
    60 min

    This year's Towards Maturity report (launched at the Learning Technologies conference early this year) introduced the Transformation Curve. This session looks at one of the most critical parts of ascending the curve: letting go. What does it mean to let go in L&D, and how can we do it?

  4. Workshop Room 4
    60 min
    Just as the cobbler's children are traditionally ill-shod, so L&D professionals too often don't take the time to look after their own development. This session is a chance to break away from all that and explore, together, the ways in which we can develop ourselves. Think of it as 60 minutes of 'you time'.
16.00
  1. 60 min

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