I’m so impressed with the generosity of our industry and the quality of free online learning resources that are available for us as learning and development professionals. As many of you know, I was lucky enough to attend Learning Technologies UK in February this year, and I’m pleased to share that videos from the conference are now up online, fully accessible to the whole of our learning community.
I’ve had a great couple of days last week enjoying and enjoying some really valuable sessions. Here’s my list of five videos from Learning Technologies that everyone should watch.
1. Trish Uhl – Future Learning
I’m a huge fan of Trisha’s work. Trish makes me think and helps me learn! I’ve been on a rapid learning journey over the last two years in the space of learning analytics and artificial intelligence, and Trish has been a great cheerleader and educator. Enjoy the presentation on the Future of Learning here.
2. Euan Semple – Digital Transformation
Euan has got a sensational dry wit which helps to keeps the session light and fun in spite of the sometimes-confronting nature of the discussion. He challenges the commitment of organisations to true digital transformation. The session challenged my thinking that my phone could be replaced by a watch. I share Euan’s enthusiasm for Good Notes, as many people will testify – the Apple pencil and Good Notes combination has changed the way I work over the last year. I encourage you to take time out and enjoy Euan in session online.
3. Will Thalheimer – Learning Evaluation
It’s always a pleasure to learn from Will! His Learning Transfer Evaluation Model is a fresh way to consider the link between learning, transfer and evaluation. Watch it here.
4. Karl Kapp – Games and Learning
I’ve not really invested time in coming to grips with learning and gamification as I’ve always considered it a bit outside my remit. I really enjoyed this session from Karl who referenced some very simple old-style computer games to remind us what the parallels are between how people learn and play. Taking inspiration from games to inspire learning journeys was quite an eye-opener for me. Watch it here.
5. Mike Taylor – Curation
One of my clients is Mike Taylor’s biggest fan! I felt as if I knew Mike’s work before I had even come across it. One of the common themes of all the presenters I have recommended is their generosity in sharing. Mike is a great example of this. In this session on curation, Mike shares his top time-saving ideas for tackling curation and making it part of your routine. Since watching this video I’ve also signed up for Mike’s newsletter – I particularly like his Friday Finds, where he shares what he has enjoyed that week. It’s a great read and has some very useful finds from slide design through to ideas for even MORE learning conferences. Do check it out. You can watch the session here.
These videos available from Learning Technologies are just one example of the generosity of our community. Making these resources available to people and providing a real connection within our network is invaluable, regardless of whether people could travel to the conference. The power of learning from key professionals in our field shouldn’t be underestimated.
Who would you like to give a shout-out to for their generosity in sharing about learning? I’m keen to hear who you would acknowledge. Thanks to everyone above for YOUR contribution to learning.