Tips and highlights at LT 2013

As usual, there will be a few old friends and a few new faces at this year’s Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibition. So if you’re visiting, here are a few tips and exhibitors you might want to catch up with:

Getting there: It is worth remembering that, irritatingly, there is no longer any Underground service operating to Olympia during the week. You can get the train from Clapham and north London still – and there are plenty of buses. You can get the public transport details here.

Conference: The organisers say over 50 of the learning industry’s foremost speakers, thinkers, visionaries and practitioners will be presenting. Certainly, there is plenty for the inquisitive on learning theory. But seekers of information on more practical corporate solutions may find the programme more thin on the ground. That said there is a useful track on the use of videos in learning which promises some genuine insights.  More than 450 people will be attending.

Exhibition highlights: there are several new and interesting products from the exhibition vendors you may want to catch. They include:

Netex (stand 27): will be showing their Learning Coffee mobile solution which promises to help you create and deliver HTML5 based elearning to a fully approved iPhone and iPad apps. Netex’s Mike Byrne will also be picking up on this theme in his seminar,  ” Take away learning or eat in; Effective multi-device learning and delivery”. Discover more about Netex here.

mylearningworx (stand 8) will be launching their crowd-sourced learning corporate add-on called Foundry which enables organisations to offer all the courses on the mylearningworx site to their employees in a managed environment. Find out more about this Learning- as- a-Service (LaaS) environment here

GoodPractice (stand 88) is launching its online toolkit to support learning, training and HR professionals who focus on developing the talent and skills of leaders and managers. It contains hundreds of resources which can be accessed via the Internet anytime and anywhere. More information on Good Practice an be found here

Keeping in touch: If you cant get to the show -or just want to know more about what’s happening – you can always tune into the back channel. Click here to discover more. There is also an official app available. Created by Epic, this  guide promises to give you the latest information on conference sessions, exhibitors, free seminars, speakers and more. There is also a handy floor map and integrated social features. Click here to download the app for your device.

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