I was sad not to be able to get to Learning Technologies UK conference this year, but love that even way down under in Australia we can read up on everything that happened through the backchannel on Twitter at #LT18uk.
Social Chair Kate Graham posted a quick 2 min video update of highlights from the conference below – thanks Kate! Kate also wrote a blog on the top 10 people to follow to get the most out of Learning Technologies 2018 so do take a look there to find out the who’s who of the social team.
— kategraham23 (@kategraham23) February 6, 2018
I came across Ian Blake’s summaries of the conference and they are a fantastic write up of the best bits from Day 1 and Day 2. His highlights include David Perring, Rohit Talwar, Will Thalheimer, Ajay Pangakar and much more… so wish I had been there to watch and learn. Check out his summaries here or click on the tweet below…
— Ian Blake (@IanJDBlake) February 5, 2018
Ian also raved about Ulrich Boser’s opening keynote session on Day 2 – covering the 10 Commandments of Learning to Learn. And Ian wasn’t the only one talking about Ulrich, with Training Zone sharing Ulrich’s 10 commandments, and David Kelly (@LnDDave) sharing more from Ulrich on the popular myths about learning that are completely wrong.
— David Kelly #LSCon #Realities360 (@LnDDave) February 1, 2018
It sounds like my pal Will Thalheimer was one of the highlights for many on Day 2 – putting Kirkpatrick to rest and launching his learning transfer evaluation model! You can access Will’s resources from the conference here.
Made it to London. Who needs sleep? #LT18uk will be so exciting! Looking forward to discussing the future of learning evaluation. Hint: It's not buzzwords like analytics. It's not big data. It's drawing on the fundamentals of learning and ridding ourselves of harmful models!
— Will Thalheimer (@WillWorkLearn) January 30, 2018
Donald Taylor was a fan!
— Donald Clark (@DonaldClark) February 2, 2018
There are quite a few people talking about Rohit Talwar’s session and finding purpose in a digital world –
— Lena Ahad (@Technologypr_eu) January 31, 2018
Great to see Fosway revealing the truth about digital learning at the conference. Love your work David –
— fosway (@fosway) February 1, 2018
I was sad to miss Steve Dineen, Anders Pink, Lyn Warren and Betina Skovsted sharing their experiences and the latest news from Fuse Universal –
— Lori Niles Hofmann (@loriniles) January 31, 2018
And it was fab to see Jo Cook giving us a live feed from the exhibition!!
You can see what #LT18uk was like in my live videos!
Featuring @ClearLessons @RosieHaighton1 @GoodPractice @paullyv71 @pluralsight @lisaMinogueW @learningnowtv @aNewSpring @GerDriesen @CLCStatus @cgibsonCLC @unicorntraining and many more!https://t.co/MJPRrcPuMX pic.twitter.com/SiJHLUAkBr
— Jo Cook (@LightbulbJo) February 4, 2018
Whilst we might be going into overload here on LT sharing – I loved Jane Hart keeping it real for us – thanks Jane!
What I am still seeing from my visit to the #LT18UK expo today is that "learning technologies” are still focused around the traditional training model – creating, delivering and managing access to content and courses. This is no longer enough in the modern workplace.
— Jane Hart (@C4LPT) January 31, 2018
And finally, some powerful words to close from the conference Social Chair Kate Graham. A timely reminder –
L&D needs to create the belief that we ARE central to the organisation's growth and future. Do we even believe that ourselves though?! #LT18uk
— kategraham23 (@kategraham23) January 31, 2018
There was so much juicy content to read through I couldn’t possibly cover it all – so if I’ve missed your favourite highlight feel free to comment below!
Setting the intention to be at Learning Technologies 2019. I was thrilled to read that LT will be moving across the capital to ExCeL London on 13-14 February 2019 where it has ambitious plans for growth at the new venue.
Keep an eye on the Learning Technologies YouTube channel to get more on the highlights and speaker sessions there.
Next week sees Training Mag’s annual conference happening in the States so I’ll be sure to keep an eye on the backchannel for that. To plan out your learning, HR, talent development conference agenda for the year check out our 2018 conference planner!