In 2019 we are back exhibiting at a few global eLearning events. The year kicked off in London at Learning Technologies, and we have just confirmed our return to Las Vegas for DevLearn in October.
Following the success of previous years, the UK Global Lingo team exhibited again at the Learning Technologies conference in London. This is seen as Europe’s leading showcase of organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work.
With more than 8,500 visitors, over 200 free Learning and Development (L&D) seminars, 200+ exhibitors, an exhibition hall packed with the latest learning technologies, innovation and best practice and the industry’s leading L&D conference, it provides a unique and exciting environment for all those involved in workplace learning.
Every year brings with it new and exciting Learning Management Systems (LMSs) and companies showing how the latest Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies can be used in the classroom to create even more immersive learning experiences that benefit learners.
There is also a great deal of eLearning content providers, many of whom we are also fortunate enough to call clients (such as Kineo, Unicorn, MicroLearn and DeltaNet International), showcasing the latest techniques of incorporating bite-sized learning and gamification into their courses in order to make learning as accessible as possible for the learner, keeping them engaged throughout.
Across the two days, there are many free seminars provided across the exhibition floor, which are short talks and presentations provided by exhibiting companies. One such example is our very own Chetan Khushal (EMEA Sales Director) giving a presentation with DeltaNet International’s Managing Director on “Successfully localising highly interactive media-rich eLearning courses for global projects”
The presentation was well attended, with participants taking many notes, which hopefully means they left with some key tips and considerations on how to better approach localisation for their future courses.
Alongside the exhibition is a paid conference, which is where thought leaders within the industry meet to discuss the current hot topics. For example, one of the opening addresses was about “The future of work: technology, myths and the importance of learning”, where the speaker delved into the hyperbole around how robots are coming for our jobs and are going to leave us all unemployed. Other talks touched on “The L&D profession” itself, the “Emerging technologies” in this sector, the rise of “Artificial intelligence” and Machine Learning, and why “MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses” remain a phenomenon in learning. How to better manage “Learning ecosystems” and how “Data-fuelled learning” is a huge advantage nowadays were also heavily featured.
All in all, it was a jam-packed two days! The event continues to be a great source of information within this sector, with ample networking opportunities and a great place to meet with new and existing clients/contacts.