Saffron Interactive (Stand 24) will examine the generational challenge to the conventional LMS and introduce its successor, the Learning Experience Network (LEN), during two seminars at the upcoming Learning Technologies 2014 exhibition. The free seminars will focus on the critical question of emotional engagement with learning technologies.
‘2014 is the year to ask searching questions about the ability of learning platforms to win emotional investment from end-users and deliver actionable information to management’ says Noorie Sazen, CEO at Saffron. ‘To retain their relevance, learning environments need to evolve from content repositories into launch pads for behaviour-change campaigns.’
Toby Harris, who is creative lead at Saffron, will showcase a working LEN in the form of Saffron Share, finalist at the 2014 Learning Awards. Developed using open source technology, Saffron Share is based on ‘a straight-talking pedagogy that sees a learning experience honestly: as much a group of people as it is collection of content,’ he says.
Saffron Share integrates with social network analysis tools to enable managers to target learning inventions based on the real relationships within their organisation.
The seminar will explain:
- Why the conventional LMS is failing generation Y and will fail generation Z
- Why leveraging learner production (user-generated content) is the key to emotional investment
- What happens in the space where ‘formal’ learning activities and ‘social-activators’ collide
- How to take learning off the shelf and put it into action
- How social network analysis enables us to identify leaders and launch viral behaviour-change campaigns
The seminar will take place at the following times:
- Wednesday 29th January: 12:15 – 12:45 in Theatre 9 at Learning and Skills
- Thursday 30th January: 13:15 – 13:45 in Theatre 1 at Learning Technologies