Technological advancement has changed the way we learn. There is now a trend toward learning that is social, interactive, dynamic and fun with fewer limitations and better opportunities for engagement and active participation.
This will ultimately transform organisations from how they look today. Technology-enabled learning can give both organisations and employees a competitive advantage to stay at the forefront. One only has to read Exponential Organisations
by Salim Ismail to understand the value of having the differentiating skills of learning and innovation.
This is according to USB Executive Development (USB-ED) CEO, Frik Landman
, with reference to the upcoming Learning Innovation Africa
conference in Johannesburg on 20 and 21 September 2016. USB-ED is one of the sponsors of the conference.
“USB-ED believe that businesses should take new innovations in learning very serious, as this will have a major impact on competitiveness in future. Add to this the insights that emerge from neuroscience and one starts to get a glimpse of really starting to understand that ‘we view the world through the lenses of our conceptions, interpreting and acting in accordance with our understanding of the world’. This is demands much reflection”.
Dr Eric Albertini, Director: Customised Learning at USB-ED, said the world of corporate learning is facing major disruptors and the learning landscape is changing at an alarming rate. It will never be the same again and many organisations are battling to keep abreast of these changes.
“The purpose of the Learning Innovation Conference is to showcase what is new and innovative in learning, what peer organisations are doing and to create a platform to share best practices and to co-create thought leadership amongst learning and development peers.”
Benefits to the conference target audience are:
- Immersion in a non-traditional conference environment
- Learn from leaders in the field of learning & development
- Peer to Peer Networking
- Case Study Based Learning
- A platform to share best practices
- Exposure to cutting edge innovations in learning
Helen Nicholson, CEO of The Networking Company and organiser of the conference said: “Learning innovation Africa is going to turn traditional conferencing on its head. All presentations will be 18 minute TED talk style presentations, maximum peer-to-peer networking.
“We are operating from the premise that the WISDOM IS IN THE ROOM, so people have an opportunity to hear each other's ‘war stories’ and learn from them,” Nicholson said.