Learning Light (LL), a Sheffield-based non-profit organisation, seeking to establish itself as a Centre of Excellence in the use of learning technologies in the workplace, launches its new season of events on Wednesday 21st June, at the Hubs (Sheffield Hallam Students Union) before an invited audience of key players in the digital industries of South Yorkshire and Humberside. The conference, ‘Beyond Blended Learning – the mess is the message’, focuses on the uses of technology in learning.
The presenter will be Donald Clark – co-founder and former CEO of Epic plc, one of the UK’s leading e-learning content producers. Clark, who is currently on the board of Ufi, will cover how blended learning – using a variety of platforms to deliver your learning messages - can now be extended to wikis, blogs, mobile devices and massively multiplayer online games.
Alongside this, Clark will examine the importance of informal learning through which we get some 75 per cent of everything we learn – often without knowing it!
This informal learning is unstructured, undocumented, uncontrolled and sporadic but preferred to the formal variety of learning by almost everyone. Clark poses the question that since informal learning is so important, why do we spend nothing on it and instead spend all of our budgets on the 25 per cent of learning that is ‘formally’ delivered?
The event will be hosted by Vaughan Waller, LL’s Head of Membership services and a former chairman of the eLearning Network (eLN), the UK’s foremost professional assocaition for users and developers of e-learning.
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About Learning Light Ltd
Learning Light is a non-profit organisation that builds relationships between learning technology researchers, suppliers, buyers and learners providing learner-centric information to encourage the growth of learning technologies. By sharing comprehensive research, highlighting successes and failures, Learning Light helps to promote the learning technologies community. Learning Light provides bespoke and individual services to help both buyers and suppliers of learning technologies (e-Learning). Its current services include:
• Research Services
Providing access to expert insights, advice and guidance built on indepth research. Helping organisations to effectively implement learning technologies (e-Learning) and integrate them within their workflow processes.
• Membership Services
Partnering with leading thinkers in the industry and providing a network for all interested in the field to share information, knowledge, insight, experience and expertise, through utilising online community tools, networking events, conferences and guru seminars.
• Professional Services
Our highly experienced team offers organisations access to range of competitively priced consultancy services supporting buyers with the effective implementation of their learning technology (e-Learning) requirements. And, for suppliers, helping to provide a range of services to assist market awareness and generate growth.
In addition, Learning Light provides a comprehensive Professional Development programme to help Learning & Development professionals understand the significance of learning technologies in the workplace today and how to effectively implement them within the workflow processes of their organisation.
Sheffield-based Learning Light is supported by Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency for Yorkshire, and the Humber and Objective 1 South Yorkshire.
Further information from:
Mark Pittaway/ Kay Simpson, Learning Light, 00 44 114 201 5703