wee’re welcoming the eLearning Network to Bristol

Our friends at the eLearning Network are returning to Bristol with the first of their new look events on 16 July at the Bristol & Bath Science Park. Join other weelearners at the event to discuss where elearning is going.

If you’ve ever attended an eLN event you’ll know how useful they can be. If it’s your first, you’ll find it a great way to find out what others like you are up to and extend your connections in the industry. Better still, the line up for this event is really strong, with speakers including Lisa Minogue-White, Lindsey Coode, Mark Berthelemy and Owen Ferguson, so you can guarantee the discussion will be top notch.

Here’s what the eLN has to say:

This workshop looks at some of the latest developments in eLearning from agile project development approaches to the use of responsive design in developing content for multiple devices. We also take a look at what blended learning means in 2015 and give you an opportunity to do some crystal ball gazing with an Open Space session exploring a range of possible directions that eLearning might take in 2016.
  • Agile development in eLearning
  • The new blended learning
  • Responsive design in eLearning
  • What’s new in Learning Technologies
  • Open Space session
Best of all, the event is free to eLN members and membership is now just £29. (It used to be much more, so you really have no excuse now!) Simply join the eLearning Network and sign up. Wee’re not going to miss it.

More weelearning news soon…

It’s been a while since our last gathering, but wee’re not dead, wee’ve just been really busy with other projects. In the meantime, wee’re on the look out for people who might want to share their stories and success at a future weevent. If you fancy sharing your experience with a group of local elearning types over drinks, give us a shout.

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Making Time for Innovation

Innovation is a bit of a buzz word these days, by which of course we mean it’s become pretty meaningless. Lots of people talk about it very few actually do it. MOOC Pro and Curatr have teamed up again to help solve this problem, or rather they’ve teamed up to help you solve this problem with their latest MOOC.

Check out the video below to learn more.

If you like the sound of it you can sign up for free here: Innovating Your Training Business

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The Learning Technologies Ignite Challenge

11pm Monday night – Google chat pops up on my laptop. It’s Dan.

Dan – Bad news someone has dropped out of the Ignite session for day 2 of Learning Technologies.

Sam – Hmm, I guess one of us could step up and do a talk, how about we do rock/paper/scissors to decide?

Dan – On Google chat?

Sam – Sure, you can go first

Dan – Ok, Rock

Sam – Paper

Dan – But Rock always wins??!!

Sam – Ok now I feel bad. Wait, I’ve got an idea – An Ignite duet!

Dan – Are you crazy?

Sam – what if we did a review of the Exhibition and compiled it into an Ignite talk during the show?

Dan – You’re definitely crazy, but it might just work. We could crowd-source some of it on Twitter!

Sam – so it’s decided we’re going to ignore all the advice we gave everyone else doing the Ignite talks and wing it

Dan – When you put it like that it sounds ridiculous

Sam – Too late I just tweeted it…

So here we are, we need your help to avoid making fools of ourselves at the end of the exhibition on Thursday. We will be delivering the final Ignite talk, unrehearsed on a wing and a prayer, inspired by everything we’ve seen across the two days. There will be highs and lows, tears and laughter, cursing at dodgy wifi. But we can do this together!

We need you to share your experiences of the Exhibition (not the Conference – we’re not allowed up there!). Imagine there was an award ceremony at the end of the Exhibition. What would the award categories be? Who would be your winners? This is where we need your help. Tweet us (@burrough or @danroddy or use #ignitelts) or comment below if you can help, but please don’t leave us hanging!

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Most exciting product
  • Most likely to change the world
  • Flavor Flav’s Don’t believe the hype award
  • Best in show
  • Best freebies
  • If we had any money we would definitely buy…
  • Best slides
  • Most entertaining stand/team
  • Quote of the show

Fortunately we also have 10 well prepared speakers to dazzle you across both days. Here’s the who and the when:

Barry Sampson
Sukh Pabial
Ger Driesen
Matt Brewer
Debs Figueiredo
Owen Ferguson

Martin Couzins
John Curran
Dipesh Mistry
Dave Kelly
Owen Ferguson
Us (please help)

See you at the show!

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