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Ulrich Boser to keynote Learning Technologies 2018

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Ulrich Boser of the Center for American Progress is to keynote Learning Technologies 2018.

Ulrich Boser, Center for American Progress
Ulrich Boser, Center for American Progress 

Ulrich Boser, Senior Fellow with the Center for American Progress, is to open the second day of the upcoming Learning Technologies 2018 conference on 31 January and 1 February.

For as long as we have had any form of schooling or training, experts have argued that learning was about being able to memorize and regurgitate information. Indeed, our educational system is largely based on recognition for those who can study facts, burn them into memory and repeat them on demand. At work, too, we expect people to absorb information and apply it when necessary.

This approach to learning, however, is inadequate for the world we live in today, and in this key note journalist and educational researcher Ulrich Boser demonstrates the vital importance not just of what we learn, but also of how we learn it.

“In this talk, Ulrich will explore the key commandments of ‘learning of learn.’ He will discuss the value of ‘comprehension check-ins’ and the need to mix up practice to help people achieve expertise in dramatically faster and better ways. His thesis – that being smart is not an innate ability, but something that can be learned – is one that will chime with anyone in L&D,” explains Learning Technologies conference chair, Donald H Taylor.

Richly illustrated with practical examples, Ulrich’s keynote will both paint a compelling big picture and generate ideas about how to improve daily practice in organisational learning and development.


Learning Technologies 2018 will present sessions hosted by well known speakers from across the learning-sector, including: Nigel Paine, Patti Shank, Will Thalheimer, Charles Jennings, Steve Wheeler and David Kelly. The full the conference programme is available on the Learning Technologies event website and conference booking is now open with tickets priced at £1,295 + VAT. A 15% discount is available on bookings before December 4, 2017.

About Ulrich Boser

Renowned for his research and writing on learning, Ulrich Boser’s work has been featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the front page of USA Today; as well as in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Slate, Smithsonian, Newsweek and Wired. And Ulrich’s work on school spending made headlines around the US, inspiring initiatives to improve education spending.

Ulrich has also developed legislation, advised political campaigns, and worked on U.S. News and World Report. In 2017 Amazon listed Ulrich’s book, Learn Better, as one of the best books of the year.