Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Learning Technologies on the Rise

The Learning Technologies conference and exhibition still continues to be the best learning technology and e-learning event to attend in the UK. Hosted at Olympia in London last week, the conference was the largest yet, and the exhibition was sold out and seemed pretty consistently busy (at least whenever I was on the floor).

Here is a link to trainingzone's view of the conference, and Training Journal's view of the show overall.

LT is always a busy event for us and this year was no exception with a number of meetings and vendor briefing updates, plus the usual time hunting out new companies and products. Overall, I think it was a good show and it was heartening (especially for the vendors) to see the level of activity and interest despite the current economic doom and gloom!

My session in the conference on LMS 2.0 subtitled "Does the LMS have a place in a web 2.0 world?" seemed to be received positively, and I have already had a few requests for our animoto remix of Daniel Siddle's "Meet Charlotte". The slides have just been uploaded onto our knowledge centre.

PS. The LMS 2.0 topic is an area of ongoing research for us and happy to receive any thoughts or ideas, or links to relevant research or product information. Please email us at our incoming news feed news@elearnity.com.


Kate said...

Hi David, I really enjoyed your presentation, lots of food for thought :) Your video was also really impressive - is the animoto tool easy to use?

Kate (kate.mcnabb@e2train.com)

David Perring said...

Hi Kate,

Animoto is one of the easiest tools you are ever likely to use.

All you need is a bunch of JPEGs and a few minutes to try it out.., to get an idea of what's involved load up 10 holiday holiday picks and create a free 30 second video.

You can even upload them into Facebook!

To do something more adventurous all you need to know is that Powerpoint can export a slide deck as pictures and you can let Animoto do the rest...