• Building on the success of Learning Technologies 2017 as we look ahead to LT18.

    by Richard Dando


Building on the success of Learning Technologies 2017 as we look ahead to LT18.

~ Learning Technologies 2018 ~

JANUARY 16th 2018· by Richard Dando

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We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the 2017 exhibition - with so many fantastic conversations with people who really bought into our ethos, signing up for LT18 was an easy decision.

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Returning to Learning Technologies

PebblePad has been a prominent player in the Learning Technology field for quite some time now; in fact, it's been a while since our 10th birthday, and we're now officially well into our teenage years. When you've been around as long as we have, opportunities for 'first time' experiences are harder to come by, as it goes without saying that you can only win that first award, or reach over a million users for the first time, once.

However, for a company that prides itself on constantly innovating, it's not all that surprising that PebblePad is still enjoying its fair share of firsts. For instance, last year we became the first portfolio platform to become LTI 2 certified, we won our first LT Award with Sheffield Hallam University, and it was our first time exhibiting and speaking at Learning Technologies. As I wrote in a blog post reflecting on our experiences at Learning Technologies 2017, attending was all about seeing whether what we do in higher education could translate to the modern workplace. We signed up for the 2017 exhibition not because we’d decided ourselves that it was a great idea, but because more and more people were telling us that our approach, our ethos and our technology is exactly what’s needed to transform modern workplace learning.

So, does the fact we're returning to Learning Technologies 2018 mean that a lot of people were really excited about what we have to offer to modern workplace learning? Yes, it means exactly that. But we're also returning because we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the 2017 exhibition - with so many fantastic conversations with people who really bought into our ethos, signing up for LT18 was an easy decision. If you're new to our blog and PebblePad you can find out more about what we do below. If you're heading to LT18 (for the first or umpteenth time) you can also find more information about what we'll be up to, and where to find us.

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About PebblePad

PebblePad is capable of supporting any aspect of L&D, but its real power lies in its ability to help organisations transform the often isolated and transitory learning experiences into ongoing, personalised development pathways. The best way to learn more about what we do is to have a good mooch on our home page or have a read of these recommended blog posts ...

A link to the Learning Technologies 2017 PebblePad Review Blog Post
A link to a PebblePad blog post
A link to a PebblePad blog post

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 Employees no longer rely on being trained by their company or taking online courses to move forward but rather they recognise that they learn in many different ways for and at work - I call this new way of learning for and at work – Modern Professional Learning.

Jane Hart, Founder C4LPT.

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Where to find us at Learning Technologies 2018

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Option 1 - Seek us out at Stand G7

Come and say hello and pick up your free guide to Developing a Learner Centred Culture. We're partnering with Jane Hart again this year, Founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, and many of the ideas within the guide are based on Jane's recommendations for modern workplace learning.

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Option 2 - Join the Jane Hart (C4LPT) Seminar

Session Title: Modern Workplace Learning, and how to support it
When & where: 
Wednesday, 31st January, 11.45 - 12.15, Theatre 5

Join Jane and PebblePad CEO and Chief Mischief Maker, Shane Sutherland, as they discuss the evolving learning habits of the modern workforce and how this requires doing things differently and doing different things. If you'd like to learn more about Jane's work, and why she believes PebblePad is perfectly placed to meet the needs of modern workplace learning, then we highly recommend a read of this blog post ...

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Option 3 - Join the Tanya Kesterton (Institute of Swimming) Seminar

Session title: Developing learner autonomy through innovative blended learning.
When & where: 
Thursday, 1st February, 14.00 - 14.30, Theatre 3

Tanya, Learning Solutions Manager at The Institute of Swimming, will talk about how the institute's highly innovative blended learning approach tackles teaching and coaching in practical environments, and how it is supported by PebblePad's Personal Learning and Portfolio Platform.

We were inundated with visitors to our stand last year; if you are planning on popping by for a chat or a demo, drop us a note at hello@pebblepad.co.uk and we can arrange for one of the team to be available at a time that suits you.

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Richard is PebblePad's Head of Brand & Communications and joined Team PebblePad as a consultant in 2012 after working in a range of L&D roles in the charity and technology sector. On any given day you're likely to find Richard with a sketch pad and more coloured pens than you can wave a stick at, leading on all things creative and strategic on the communications and brand front. Richard is super passionate about all things PebblePad, and spreading the word about PebblePad and the amazing things it can do really has become his technology baby. Outside of work, he’s the proud dad of two happy, human children.