LearnX 2013

Rather than blog about LearnX directly I am just going to be lazy 🙂 and reblog Helen’s observations. My one observation is that my standout for the conference has been Professor Saul Carliner. Who was more than happy to challenge some accepted myths, but also had a range of interesting and insightful things to say.

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It’s not everyday that you get the opportunity to go to a learning conference with your colleagues. I jumped at the chance when I was asked as they were going to receive an award for the best accessible eLearn course at LearnX.

As it was in Sydney, a city I don’t like to visit often, it was more like an adventure for me. I like to see what other companies are doing in learning and development as well as meet more of my personal learning network – maybe even win an iPad mini too.

This year’s LearnX conference seemed smaller than the one in Melbourne last year. Sometimes I go to these expecting huge turn outs much like DevLearn and I’m slightly disappointed. I have to remind myself that our market is a lot smaller.

Our first guest speaker was Dr Gary Renker who spoke about the evolution of coaching…

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Paul Rasmussen is one of Australia’s most widely read Vocational Education and Training Commentators. He provides deep, unbiased analysis and insights not only on topical issues, but also on the underlying structure and policy which supports the industry. His writing and analysis has been praised for its uncompromising and thought provoking style and its ability to focus on the issues of real importance to the sector. He has advised various government departments and ministers, training providers, public and private organisations, not for profits and small to medium enterprises on the VET sector and the issues and opportunities facing it. He is one of Australia’s most awarded learning professionals and a regular speaker at a range of conventions and forums. His extensive experience in vocational education, and learning and development coupled with formal qualifications in philosophy, ethics, business and education management allow Paul to provide a unique view of the road ahead and how to navigate it.

2 Responses to LearnX 2013

  1. saulcarliner says:

    Thanks for the kind comments about my presentation. It encourages me to challenge some more myths.

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