Learning Light’s David Patterson gives keynote e-learning speech

David Patterson, of Learning Light, is a keynote speaker at the IADIS International ‘Conference e-Learning 2010’, being held in Freiburg, Germany, from 26th to 29th July. He will be addressing: ‘E-learning: Regeneration, Research and Innovation’.

Within his speech, Patterson will be detailing the ’story of Learning Light’ – a company limited by guarantee which focuses on promoting the use of e-learning and learning technologies. Launched in March 2006, Learning Light, based in Sheffield, is a centre of excellence in the use of e-learning and learning technologies in the workplace.

Supported by Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency for Yorkshire and the Humber, Learning Light is particularly active in promoting these technologies throughout Yorkshire, especially South Yorkshire. Indeed, Learning Light’s efforts in this respect have been rewarded – in the last few years – by Sheffield taking over from Brighton as the focal point for the UK’s corporate e-learning sector’s developers and suppliers.

“Some of Sheffield’s success in recent years in regenerating its economy is due to the city – and its environs – attracting e-learning producers and encouraging them to thrive,” said Patterson who, at the IADIS conference, will be sharing some of the secrets of Learning Light’s success in this respect, under the heading of ‘regeneration’.

Patterson will also outline Learning Light’s most recent findings as it researches the state of the UK e-learning market for the 2010 report – building on its two previously acclaimed reports in 2007 and 2009. Moreover, he will announce that the 2010 report involves a significant expansion in the research to cover Scandinavia, Germany, France and Italy.

Learning Light, which works closely with the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, operates www.e-learningcentre.co.uk, one of the leading resources on e-learning in the UK. In addition, it occupies a unique space in the e-learning and learning technology sector, networking with:

  • Suppliers of e-learning and learning technologies to support the growth of the sector
  • Buyers seeking out learning technology solutions to improve the effectiveness of their business or organisation
  • Leading organisations worldwide who provide it with market knowledge from around the globe

It:

  • Provides unbiased and impartial advice to both suppliers and buyers
  • Hosts events and workshops that provide the platforms to impart and gain knowledge by encouraging collaboration and sharing of best practice
  • Acts as a conduit between suppliers and buyers to forge successful business partnerships
  • Provides market intelligence and benchmarking information gained from its many contacts and networking partners
  • Provides access to research materials from leading learning technology professionals

The International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), which is organising the e-learning conference in Freiburg, in July, is a non-profit association which, among other things, aims to promote the study, research and dissemination of news related to the Information Society and to promote the exchange and cooperation with national and foreign associations and entities which seek the same goals.

The IADIS e-Learning 2010 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within e-learning. Covering both technical as well as the non-technical aspects of e-learning, the conference will cover such topics as: organisational strategy and management issues; technological issues; e-learning curriculum development issues; instructional design issues; e-learning delivery issues; e-learning research methods and approaches; e-skills and information literacy for learning.

For further details of this event, visit: http://www.elearning-conf.org/

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About Learning Light Ltd

Sheffield-based Learning Light is a centre of excellence in the use of e-learning and learning technologies in the workplace. Its knowledge base contains over 400 papers offering insights and advice on how to use e-learning & learning technologies.

Learning Light works closely with the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, and has undertaken a Systematic Literature Review of the available papers on the effective use of e-learning in conjunction with the University of Sheffield.

Learning Light, which is supported by Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency for Yorkshire and the Humber, operates www.e-learningcentre.co.uk one of the leading resources on e-learning in the UK.

Learning Light occupies a unique space in the e-learning and learning technology sector networking with:

  • Suppliers of e-learning and learning technologies to support the growth of the sector
  • Buyers seeking out learning technology solutions to improve the effectiveness of their business or organisation
  • Leading organisations worldwide who provide it with market knowledge from around the globe

It:

  • Provides unbiased and impartial advice to both suppliers and buyers
  • Hosts events and workshops that provide the platforms to impart and gain knowledge by encouraging collaboration and sharing of best practice
  • Acts as a conduit between suppliers and buyers to forge successful business partnerships
  • Provides market intelligence and benchmarking information gained from its many contacts and networking partners
  • Provides access to research materials from leading learning technology professionals

Further information from:

David Patterson/ Gill Broadhead, Learning Light, +44 (0)114 223 2442

Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, +44 (0)1727 860405

About boblittle

For over 20 years, Bob Little has specialised in writing about, and commentating on, corporate learning – especially e-learning – human resources issues and technology-related subjects. His work has been published in the UK, Continental Europe, the USA and Australia. You can contact Bob via bob.little@boblittlepr.com