By: Sam Russell – May 2016
First of all, a sincere apology for not having posted anything for a week or two. I’m afraid that, what with all the networking sessions we’ve been organising and running over the past few weeks and other work commitments, we’ve been busier than the proverbial ‘umbrella salesman in a storm’.
On the topic of the recent networking sessions, I want to take the opportunity to say a very big thankyou to Dawid Falck, the presenter, who did a fantastic job of providing an insight into the future of mobile learning (and what this presents re blended learning options and improved learning outcomes) and an overview of how his company, BabbleWire, have included many of these key developments into their new learning app. The presentation had fantastic feedback and we look forward to getting Dawid speaking again at some point in the future.
I’d also like to say a really big thank you to everyone that came along and got involved, especially the people in Sydney and Melbourne who attended the first sessions in those cities. A network like ours only exists with plenty of involvement and support so we’re extremely grateful for yours.
Anyway, cutting to the chase, there has been a lot of enthusiasm for the creation of L&D coffee groups to be run monthly. They’ve already been running successfully in Brisbane and are a great way for people in the industry to connect, share ideas, problem solve, etc.
If you’re interested in catching up with other internal L&D people in your city, please email me at AustralianLDN@yahoo.com.au (please include your full name, position, organisation, and location) and I’ll aim to put you all in touch with each other and help get them kicked off.
Please note that these coffee groups are for internal L&D/OD professionals only!
About the author:
Sam Russell is the Director of Client Services and Business Development for Rhodes Business School, widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading business and leadership training organisations and a premier sponsor of The Australian L&D Network and Learning Matters Magazine. Click here for more information or call 1300 746 287.
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