All ready for the Learning and Skills Group Conference

Next Tuesday sees the Learning and Skills Group Conference at Olympia in London. We have a great line up of speakers, including: Gordon Bull – former head of L&D at Vodafone Tony Buzan – inventor of Mind Mapping Jay Cross – learning visionary and champion of informal learning Jane Hart – social media learning luminary Read More…

Learning myths

Happy New Year! A quick check of traffic stats shows that some people were reading this site over the holidays, including some on Christmas Day. Great! (I think.) I myself didn’t touch a computer on Christmas Day, which may have been the result of starting the day with a glass of Buck’s Fizz. The champagne Read More…

SFIA Conference 2008

It’s that time of year again. Thursday sees the annual conference of the SFIA Foundation in London, and once again I am honoured to have been asked to chair. SFIA, of course, stands for Skills Framework for the Information Age, and is usually pronounced Sophia, like Sophia Loren. Although a framework of some 80 skills defining the skills of an IT professional is arguably Read More…

The E-learning Awards

It’s become an essential part of the year: the E-learning Awards Dinner at London’s Park Lane Hotel. Great conversation on our table with awards presenter Angela Lamont, and e-industry maestro Clive Shepherd, ranging from rogue apostrophes to Michael Faraday to – naturally – whether e-learning will be boosted by the current economic downturn (the consensus: yes). Read More…

Conference Season

The months from the end of Summer to the start of Winter are the unofficial Conference Season. Highlights this season have included chairing both the IITT annual conference (last month) and the InfoBasis Skills Summit 2008 (last week). I ended last week keynoting at e2train‘s annual Uncovered conference. Because it was only last week, the Skills Read More…