Ger’s Learning notes #27
The Learning Technologies 2019
Do you have something you look forward to at the start of every new year? I do. It’s the Learning Technologies conference and exhibition in London. You can get a very good overview of the actual and global landscape of the learning technologies that are available and see how these technologies are evolving.
The conference brings together an interesting blend of speakers not only from the UK and Europe but also from the USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. During the conference sessions, some very interesting and useful resources are presented.
Let me share with you the most valuable resources that I came across during this conference. At aNewSpring, we believe that ‘the world needs impactful training’ and we focus our efforts to support that. I sincerely hope this episode of the learning notes will help YOU to create impactful training. Good luck!
(1) Wired, not tired – Is curation the cure for what ails you?
The Capability Map is a (revised) framework that helps L&D individuals, L&D teams and learning providers to benchmark their strength and weakness and provides direction for development and improvement.
Why read it?
It’s a recently revised capability map that is constructed in collaboration with many professionals from the global L&D community and led by Michelle Ockers.
You can take the self-assessment as an individual professional and see how you score on the 27 skills included, based on four levels each.
You can also use the capability map as an L&D team to check if all capabilities needed are covered or as a buyer/provider to check if there is a match for a partnership based on the capabilities needed.
This research report explores where the learning and development profession is today and shows the three most important barriers to successful learning and how to overcome them.
Why read it?
Towards Maturity is now in the 15th year of their research program, gathering longitudinal evidence from all stakeholders in the learning process.
The report shows the latest insights based on the Towards Maturity approach of ‘isolating the facts from the hype’.
No matter what role you work in in the L&D profession or how many years of experience you have: you should know the facts presented in this report: they will help you to do a good job to create a real impact.
Since 2008, sessions from the Learning Technologies conference were recorded on video and available on this YouTube channel, including some free sessions from the exhibition and sessions from the Summer Forum. That is 10 years of conferences on video…!
Why read it?
You can watch some of the great keynotes from the last 10 years. My favourites are Ray Kurzweil, Gerd Leonhard and Beau Lotto.
The video recordings from the parallel sessions give you more-specific and ‘hands-on’ insights. How about Microlearning by Shannon Tipton, Social Learning by Isabel de Clercq or Blended Learning by Clive Shepherd, to name just a few?
Within a few weeks after the most recent conference(s), new session recordings will be added so check what’s available on a regular basis.