Can self-study elearning stand alone? Is it possible for really meaningful learning to take place without support from experts and peers? Can learning communities enhance the user experience by providing learners with ongoing support, inspiration and shared expertise? These are the issues to be tackled at the eLN’s next event – Building Learning Communities.
The eLearning Network (eLN) is the UK’s foremost professional association of users and developers of all forms of elearning. It is a non-profit making body that exists to bring together anyone interested in elearning and holds events and webinars that cover a range of hot topics and issues in the industry.
Clive Shepherd, eLN chairman, said:
“Delegates attending this event will learn how organisations are enriching their elearning through the use of collaborative software, like virtual learning environments and web conferencing. We will also examine the latest web 2.0 technologies, such as social networks, blogs and wikis and get to investigate the truth behind the hype.”
Case studies from organisations who have designed and created successful learning communities will include the CIPD, London Gifted and Talented, the 2007 eLearning Awards 'team of the year', Royal Caribbean International, which will share the challenges in establishing its award-winning Cruising for Excellence learning community.
Also presenting during the day will be new eLN committee member Barry Sampson from B&Q, and Stuart Sutherland from the National College for School Leadership, who will focus on lessons learned from running a new learning community for young primary teachers using a Ning network.
“The day will offer plenty of opportunities to ask questions and contribute to the debate about the part that learning communities have to play in today’s world of learning. We hope everyone will leave with some valuable new ideas to enhance their own elearning strategies.”
The event will take place on 18th April 2008 at the Holborn Bars in London and costs £150 for non-members and £100 for members, who alternatively can pay with their meeting credits, free with full membership of the Network.
For further information or to book your place please visit www.elearningnetwork.org/events, call 01732 850650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The eLearning Network is a non-profit making body that exists to promote information and best practice among the elearning industry. Anyone interested in joining the eLN and would like further information please www.elearningnetwork.org.
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About the eLearning Network
Formed originally as The Association for Computer Based Training (TACT) in 1987, the eLearning Network (eLN), is the UK’s foremost professional association of users and developers of all forms of elearning. It is a non-profit making body that exists to promote information and best practice among all those who are involved in the elearning world, as well as act as a networking forum for its members.
For more information about the eLN and other forthcoming eLN events, please visit www.eLearningnetwork.org
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