I attended an eLN Connect 2018 as we’ve seen a large increase in e-Learning positions over the past few couple of years. There were lots of things that I wanted to take from this event such as industry trends, the thoughts of those who are leading the way in e-learning and to speak to a variety of people working in the industry.
The event opened with an eye-opening keynote speech from e-learning thought leader Donald Clark, tackling the subject of AI in learning and his thoughts around the direction of the industry in the next 12 months. Author Julie Dirkson also provided a fascinating keynote on learning behavior.
Particularly relevant to my agenda was the panel discussion with EY and Booking.com in which trends in e-learning technology were both discussed and debated, the subjects of VR for soft skills and whether there need to be agreed standards in e-learning being particularly hot topics. However, of particular interest to me, was the use of Chat Bots as an e-learning tool at EY – a relatively simple user interface with wide reaching results in terms of very quickly connecting learners to information they need.
Unfortunately, the scale of the event meant that I couldn’t attend all the afternoon’s smaller sessions, or meet as many people as I would have liked, but the members of eLN run multiple events across the UK, so hopefully 2019 presents a great opportunity to engage further across this fantastic professional network
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