Catching up with #LT13UK eXchanges

by | Feb 1, 2013 | Articles

Did you miss the Learning Technologies and Learning & Skills Group eXchanges at Olympia this year? Don’t worry. We’ve been capturing the conference speakers and participants top tips in a series of blogs that will be published in the first few weeks of Feburary.

What are the eXchanges?

Towards Maturity introduced the eXchange programme in 2012, teaming up with their research partner, Training Journal to give the learning and development community a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with speakers from the conference. Over the two days of the event, vistitors to the exhibition and delegates at the conference joined a series of 14 eXchanges to network and collaborate around a series of specific challenges.

The feedback that we received this year was unanimous:the delegates loved it!

Each eXchanges took the form of an informal, face-to-face group conversation looking at answers to practical questions to stimulate innovation and creativity in learning and development. The eXchanges was hosted by a Towards Maturity faciliator who has also taken the time to capture the main themes of the discussion through short blogs on the Towards Maturity and Training Journal websites.
We’d like to say a very big thank you to all the speakers who participated in the programme and to all the facilitators and delegates who contributed to the extensive and lively discussions.

If you missed the programme, we’ve summarised the discussions under 5 main themes below togeher with the twitter ID of the speakers so that you can continue to follow them.Do share this page with colleagues and don’t forget to diary next year’s eXchanges at Learning Technologies, Olympia, Jan 2014!

Preparing for the future of learning:

 ‘How can we prepare today for the learning of tomorrow? – Professor Stephen Heppell  @stephenheppell

  • ‘What new technologies can we expect to see supporting learning in the next few years?’ – Professor Steve Wheeler @timbuckteeth  – coming soon!
  •  ‘What learning activities do you want to capture that you can’t today? Which contribute to employee success?’ with Tim Martin – Rustici Software  @timpmartin – coming soon!

Building skills and supporting performance

  •  ‘How can learning technologies help us build vocational skills?’ with Kirstie Donnelly MBE– City & Guilds – coming soon!
  •  ‘How to design mobile solutions for the REAL world’ with Stephany Wilson – Sonic drive in & Jeremy Smith – Herman Miller – coming soon!


Intgrating learning and work

  • ‘How to win the hearts and minds of business leaders’ with Alison Innes-Farquhar @aif37 – HC-One and Nick Denholm – Mars Incorporated @ndwales – coming soon!
  •  ‘What does it take to build a business-focused learning function’ with Simon Brown – Lloyds Banking Group @simoncbrown1 – coming soon!

Designing learning

Coaching and community

  •   ‘Exploring the reality of moderating online learning communities’ with Julie Wedgwood @juliewedgwood
  •  ‘What are MOOCS and what lessons can we learn from them?’ with Dr Chris Paton – University of Auckland @DrChrisPaton   – coming soon!
  •  ‘How can coaching get more traction (and have more impact) in my organization?’with Michael Stanier – Bestselling author of Do More Great Work @boxofcrayons – coming soon!

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