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Brightwave exhibiting at CIPD Learning & Development 2014 and delivering seminar on learning innovation

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Next generation learning expert Brightwave will be exhibiting at the CIPD Learning & Development Show 2014 and delivering two seminars - one exploring learning innovation and the other looking at how the Tin Can API is transforming online learning.

Brightwave's Meg Green, Head of Production (Products), is presenting at the 2014 CIPD Learning & Development Show, exploring recent advances in technology and innovation - and what these mean for both today's learners and the organisations that employ them.

Title: Next generation learning: How new technologies are changing the game
Venue: CIPD Learning & Development Show, Technology for Learning Arena, Olympia 2, London
Date: Thursday 1st May 2014, 3.15-3.45pm

Digital technologies have radically altered the ways that people capture and harness the skills, knowledge and information they need to do their jobs better. We're moving beyond the restrictions of a linear e-learning course into a continuously online world of resources and connections. Learning is more granular, less formal and more mobile than ever.

It is estimated that up to 90% of learning now takes place away from a familiar face-to-face training format, with the majority of learning coming from casual interactions with our colleagues and peers, or from purely informal, self-directed learning: discovering for yourself the things you know you need to know.

But the Learning and Development sector is still struggling to develop innovative systems that integrate with how people today are already learning. This seminar will discuss the theory and present striking examples of how next generation learning technologies are already working within the new learning paradigm to offer real benefits for organisations.

Through a lively mixture of theory and real-world examples, Meg Green will lead this lively and informative presentation taking delegates on a tour of the following areas:

  • Core factors influencing how we work today
  • New ways of learning that tie in to learners' expectations: social, informal, mobile learning
  • How to empower learners to benefit from the opportunities of the next generation learning environment
  • New technologies that provide real impact to learners and organisations alike 

Booking for this session is not required, however seating in the theatre may be limited. To avoid disappointment, arrive at the Learning Technologies Arena a few minutes before the start of the session.

Showcasing innovation

The Brightwave team will be on stand 456 throughout the two-day show, offering demos and showcasing the latest learning innovations developed for their growing client base. Visitors to the stand can also experience a demo of Brightwave's award-winning social learning platform tessello and find out how organisations are using it to solve learning challenges from leadership and sales to onboarding and talent management.

Charles Gould, CEO at Brightwave, said: "Following a very successful 2013 for Brightwave and great feedback following our presence at Learning Technologies last month, we are continuing to take our next generation learning message 'on the road'. I am looking forward to Meg's presentation, where she will put the case for a learning culture that unleashes the potential business benefits of mobile, social and informal learning. These new approaches to learning are already restructuring the way we acquire the knowledge, skills and expertise we need to do our jobs, and I'm pleased that Brightwave is at the forefront of this exciting period of change for the learning and development industry."

In addition to the next generation learning seminar, Brightwave will also be presenting a session on day one in partnership with Real Meetings. Charles Gould will join David Pearl, founder and author of best-seller 'Will there be donuts: Better business one meeting at a time' to explore how the Tin Can API is transforming online learning.

In this energetic session (Wednesday 29th April, 1.00pm) Charles and David will explore such key issues as:

  • How Tin Can API changes the landscape of e-learning
  • Early adoption examples of dynamic social learning in real-world scenarios
  • How to use social media to create personalised learning experiences
  • The role of digital learning in large scale transformation

Further information about Brightwave's participation at the 2014 CIPD Learning & Development Show is available at: