Our recommendations for Learning Technologies 2018 - Part 2

We continue our coverage of LT18 with our top picks from the packed free seminar programme.

Written by GoodPractice
Published 24 January 2018
Our recommendations for Learning Technologies 2018 - Part 2
With over 150 different sessions running over 2 days, the free seminars at the Learning Technologies exhibition feature a plethora of speakers. They’ll be sharing their insight and experience on a wide range of L&D topics and themes. There’s a lot to choose from, so we’ve done the hard work for you and selected our top picks from across the free programme. The GoodPractice team will be at the conference on Stand M4. Please do pop by and say hello! You can enter our competition to win an Amazon Echo, and get your hands on a copy of our latest L&D research, Learning Technologies: What Managers Really Think.

Day 1 picks

11.45 - 12.15, Theatre 6
Learning Technologies: What Managers Really Think - Owen Ferguson, GoodPractice

Don’t miss our MD Owen on Day 1. He’ll be sharing the findings from our latest L&D research, produced in association with ComRes. You’ll hear the surprising results about what managers really think about the learning technologies provided by their L&D functions, and how useful and accessible they perceive them to be. You can pick up a copy of the report and meet the GoodPractice team at Stand M4.

15.30 - 16.00, Theatre 10
The smartphone learner - Andy Lancaster, CIPD

Andy’s session on the impact of smartphones in L&D promises to be both informative and practical. He’ll reflect on how this now ubiquitous piece of tech has changed our lives, as well as offering tips on how smartphones can be used effectively to facilitate and enhance learning and development initiatives.

16.15 - 16.45, Theatre 2
Going undercover - exploring the secrets of lasting learner engagement - Gent Ahmetaj and Mark Arneil, Towards Maturity

This session promises something fresh and innovative as Gent and Mark from Towards Maturity take us undercover to find out exactly how people choose to learn and what they think about their L&D function. We’re keen to discover if Towards Maturity’s work will echo our the findings of our own manager-focused research.

Day 2 picks

10.15 - 10.45, Theatre 1
Using marketing tactics for L&D success - Yvonne Chen, Udemy

L&D initiatives can really be brought to life through the application of principles and techniques drawn from the world of marketing. We advocate a partnership approach, and encourage our L&D clients to work closely with their marketing/internal comms functions. We’re looking forward to picking up some tips and tricks from Udemy’s marketing guru Yvonne.

12.30 - 13.00, Theatre 1
Out with the old; transforming the digital business academy in 3 months with Bloom LMS - Ben Cave, Tech City UK

The GoodPractice team are big fans of the Bloom LMS platform - for us it’s the antithesis of the clunky, static, legacy LMSs so many L&D teams struggle with. This session will share a ‘warts and all’ case study of how Bloom was used to revamp the Digital Business Academy - a fantastic resource designed to help digital businesses find their feet. It will be interesting to hear about the challenges the team faced and how these were overcome.

14.00 - 14.30, Theatre 6
If you create it, will they come? A happy engagement with performance support at Booking.com - Kirk Davies, Booking.com and Ian Wheelans, GoodPractice

We’re delighted to be presenting this session with Booking.com’s Digital Learning Manager Kirk Davies. Booking.com have really maximized the potential offered by our performance support solution. With the Self Development Toolkit, they’ve achieved exceptional usage, which has been sustained long after the initial launch. This session explores how the solution has become part an integral part of the learning ecosystem across this global business. After the session, why not pop by Stand M4 to find out more about our work with Booking.com.

14.45 - 15.15, Theatre 10
Start with WHO: exploring the golden circle for learning design - Ger Driesen, aNewSpring

Ger is one of our favourite L&D gurus, and he’s certainly in demand at this year’s conference. Not only is he chairing a number of the main conference session, he’s taking part in the free seminar programme too. Make time to catch him at this session where he’ll be going back to basics and introducing an approach to ensure that learners are at the heart of the learning design process.

16.15 - 16.45, Theatre 2
Make 2018 your breakthrough year! - Laura Overton and Jane Daly, Towards Maturity

Laura and Jane from Towards Maturity round up Day 2 of the conference with a not-to-be missed session session on how L&D professionals can really raise their game in 2018. If you want to do more this year and really make an impact in your organization, then this is the session for you.

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