ELN Connect 2017 – Happy Birthday eLearning Network!

It’s that time of year again! (No, put the tinsel down…) I’m talking about ELN Connect 2017 – taking place on the 7th November at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London.

ELN Connect is always a great opportunity for learning professionals to come together, share knowledge and celebrate the best in digital learning and this year looks to be no exception! The eLearning Network will be celebrating its 30th Birthday and is promising the biggest event in its history with more attendees, more sessions than ever and two fantastic keynotes:

Rebecca Gordon – Chartered Psychologist, King’s College London
‘From Cognitive Science to Good Practice.’

“The world of elearning is replete with any number of strategies to make learning more effective, with buzzwords to match: gamification, engagement, VR, social learning, blended learning, workplace learning, stories, and onwards. But what exactly are they trying to achieve?”

Nick Shackleton-Jones – Director, Learning & Performance Innovation.
‘Your Future as a Learning Eliminator.’

“What lies ahead for the learning profession in a future shaped by disruptive technologies?…” “…the future of L&D capability and our role in making work better, including emerging capabilities around experience design and performance support.”

Further to this, there will be a THIRD stream running throughout the day – ‘eLearning’s Big Debate’ in which leading figures from the world of digital learning answer your questions and debate a range of important topics, including:

  • Video or SCORM – is video becoming the medium of choice for digital learning?
  • What do we need from our learning platforms in 2018?
  • Courses or resources?
  • Do our learners really want to learn?

Our Creative Director, Tom Hickmore will also be giving a session: ‘Video drama technique for learning professionals’. This session is an extension of Tom’s recent talk at September’s ‘ELN Glasgow – Show Your Work’ event – in which he endeavoured to share the tools of the trade with learning designers.

Using video and other media Tom will deliver an insightful presentation about the only storytelling technique you need to know.  It’s the main tool of Hollywood, but can also help craft a press release, an eLearning course or an interactive drama.

The team at Nice have spent this year breaking down the methods they use to make drama to create practical tools for the L&D community.

Creating narratives and coherent story structures is a really useful foundation whatever kind of content you’re producing. So, if you’d like to find out how drama can work for you, come along and say hello!

The eLearning Network is a non-profit company run by the eLearning community, for the eLearning community. It’s the number one source of guidance on technology based learning and development at work and has always strived to provide opportunities to collaborate and share knowledge. Driving quality and innovation, making technology easier to understand and strengthening the Learning Technology community.

So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELN! Here’s to many more!

For more information on ELN Connect 2017 – click here. See you there!

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