More than 230 exhibitors will be taking stands at this year’s Learning Technologies 2013 and Learning and Skills 2013, being held at London Olympia on 29 and 30 January.
Being a voice over on a multitude of audio-inclusive e-learning projects, from language learning, to game-based e-learning, medical narration, personal development packages, to explainer videos and so on, I visited the exhibition last year with a colleague, both of us making plans to check out each and every stand in the couple of hours or so that we were there. On two huge floors of Olympia, featuring a dizzying array of stands, this was some mighty task and, despite our best efforts, we managed to visit but a fraction of them. However, there was a great learning buzz in the air that was infectious.
As well as the exhibitors themselves, The Learning Technologies (in association with Learning and Skills) Conference takes place simultaneously. This is Europe’s leading conference for organisational learning, and the technology used to support learning at work.
This year, I was keen to find out from the Conference preview, the hot topics for current discussion in the world of learning, many of which are or will be
e-learning-based. I’ve highlighted a few that I think paint a picture of the learning landscape for 2013:
- The rise in the use of video in learning, the ‘You Tube generation’, at a time when learners are more familiar than ever before with accessing video online;
- How life-long learning is evolving in the age of the Internet, where knowledge and learning is at our fingertips, and looking at the implications of this;
- What new economic learning models might evolve;
- Introducing change in an organisation’s learning, where traditional delivery models are struggling in today’s fast-paced business world;
- Emerging social and mobile technologies with intelligent systems, and what Steve Wheeler, of Plymouth University calls ‘the mind-boggling possibilities for learning’;
- Challenging perceptions of learning and development and training, which builds stronger functions that will enable greater execution of business strategy and step up to the current challenges that businesses face, rather than just being seen as a cost-centre.
The Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibition takes place at London’s Olympia on 29 and 30 January 2013: http://www.learningtechnologies.co.uk/
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