Learning Light’s ‘communities of practice’ surgery at Learning Technologies

From: Learning Light
Published: Tue Jan 23 2007

‘Making Communities of Practice work – a practitioner perspective’ is the theme for Learning Light’s workshop surgery, which is being held from 2.30pm to 4.00pm at the Learning Technologies event at Olympia, London, on 31st January 2007.

The event’s facilitators are Debbie Lawley, a specialist in knowledge and learning who has worked most recently with the Orange group of companies; Mark Pittaway, an organisational development and learning technologies specialist who is chief executive of Learning Light; Donald Clark, the co-founder of the Epic Group who now sits on the board of various e-learning organisations including Ufi and Learning Light; Dr Celia Richardson, an independent learning designer with over ten years experience working with corporations, universities and governments in the strategy, design, development and implementation of technology and learning solutions, and Debbie Carlton, a learning and performance specialist, working mainly in the government sector, including the military and emergency services. The event is chaired by the writer and commentator on learning and e-learning, Bob Little.

"This event has been designed to help those who are wondering how they would set up a community of practice to encourage informal learning in their organisation," explained Pittaway. "Anyone who is involved in the implementation of collaborative learning in their workplace should gain valuable insights from this session."

In addition to receiving some high quality input and having the chance to engage in some lively debate, delegates to the surgery will receive a copy of the Learning Light Community of Practice quick guide handout, authored by Debbie Lawley, and a three months free subscription to the Learning Light Members’ Portal – a repository of information about learning technologies.

Attendance at the surgery is free but by invitation only. Potential delegates should contact Learning Light on 0114 201 5703 or email info@learninglight.com for a ticket. Alternatively, visit Learning Light on STAND 115 at Learning Technologies.


Notes for Editors

About Learning Light Ltd

Learning Light is a non-profit organisation that highlights and promotes best practice in the use of learning technologies. It also builds relationships between learning technology researchers, suppliers, buyers and learners providing learner-centric information to encourage the growth of learning technologies. By sharing comprehensive research, highlighting successes and failures, Learning Light helps to promote the learning technologies community.

Learning Light provides bespoke and individual services to help both buyers and suppliers of learning technologies. Its current services include:

Research Services
Providing access to expert insights, advice and guidance built on in-depth research. Helping organisations to effectively implement learning technologies (e-Learning) and integrate them within their workflow processes.

Membership Services
Partnering with leading thinkers in the industry and providing a network for all interested in the field to share information, knowledge, insight, experience and expertise, through utilising online community tools, networking events, conferences and guru seminars.

Professional Services
Learning Light’s highly experienced team offers organisations access to range of competitively priced consultancy services supporting buyers with the effective implementation of their learning technology (e-Learning) requirements. And, for suppliers, helping to provide a range of services to assist market awareness and generate growth.

In addition, Learning Light provides a comprehensive Professional Development programme to help Learning & Development professionals understand the significance of learning technologies in the workplace today and how to effectively implement them within the workflow processes of their organisation.

Sheffield-based Learning Light is supported by Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency for Yorkshire, and the Humber and Objective 1 South Yorkshire.

Further information from:
Mark Pittaway/ Kay Simpson, Learning Light, +44 (0)114 201 5703
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, +44 (0)1727 860405

Company: Learning Light
Contact Name: Bob Little
Contact Email: bob.little@dial.pipex.com
Contact Phone: 00 44 (0) 1 727 860405

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