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Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2017

When: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Where: Olympia Central Conference Centre, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

LEO are attending this year’s Learning Technologies Summer Forum, the one-day follow up event to Learning Technologies 2017 which took place in February.

The event will see 1500 L&D professionals come together to further explore the most popular topics from Learning Technologies 2017. Over 30 free L&D seminars (including one from LEO – details below) will give a wealth of content, best practice and innovation. In the conference part of the forum, more than 20 speakers will also be exploring the themes from February’s event in more detail with the emphasis on learning in practice and interactivity.

If you’re attending, make sure you stop by stand #22 and say hello to the LEO team!

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Find out more about the event on the Learning Technologies website.

LEO seminar details

Measuring the business impact of learning by Gareth Jones, Product Development Director
14:45 – 15:15, Theatre 2.

Curious to understand the L&D market appetite to measure the business impact of learning?

While many organisations recognise the need for learning and talent analytics, they are starting to invest more strategically in analytics tools and processes. Today, with the availability of big data and powerful analytics technologies, it is becoming possible for L&D to show the business impact and drive better performance and better business cases.

In this session we will cover:

  • Results of research across 350 US/European organisations
  • Why the time to act is now
  • Practical strategies to help drive analytics forward at a strategic level and deliver real benefits
  • Case study examples

LTG seminar details

LEO’s sister company gomo learning will also be attending the event at stand #23 and are hosting the following seminar:

Microlearning: a closer look
12:30 – 13:00, Theatre 1

Today’s learners want short, focused and byte-sized chunks of content in easy-to- consume learning modules – this is known as Microlearning.

Join gomo’s MD, Mike Alcock, for a closer look at the topic of Microlearning and why it should be part of your elearning strategy.

Seminar attendees will:

  • Find out what Microlearning really means
  • Understand why Microlearning has become better understood and implemented
  • Discover the challenges facing today’s modern learners and how Microlearning can overcome them
  • Understand the attributes of today’s modern learner and how they differ from the past
  • Learn why mobile plays such an important part in Microlearning
  • Discover the dos and don’ts of mobile deployment
  • Find out what to look for in a Microlearning platform, drawing from gomo’s industry experience

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Another of LEO’s sister companies NetDimensions will be exhibiting at stand and are hosting the following free seminar:

Best practices for a successful LMS implementation
11:00 – 11:30, Theatre 1

The successful implementation of any enterprise system requires solid business support and deliberate planning. This is especially true for systems that impact regulatory compliance, such as a Learning Management System (LMS). NetDimensions won together with Moody’s Analytics the Gold award for Best Enterprise Learning Platform Implementation in the 2016 Learning Technologies Awards.

Based on their experience across highly regulated industries, NetDimensions recommend 8 best practices for success, which they will present at this seminar. Attendees will learn about best practices, such as:

  • Making sure your LMS is aligned with the organisation’s strategy
  • The importance of having an executive sponsor, who can help bring teams from different departments together (such as L&D, IT and Legal
  • Defining clear objectives, avoiding vague requirements and poorly defined success metrics, which often contribute to failed LMS implementations
  • Good planning to make sure you have resources available to work on the implementation
  • Ensuring you have a robust plan that contains all the key steps of an implementation process
  • The value of time spent on formal training and informal practice
  • Preparing your organisation for change. Many successful technical implementations fail because organizations do not prepare people for the changes.
  • Maintain the buzz around the LMS after the implementation is completed.