During the last couple of weeks I have been at various conferences and events. I enjoy attending events especially if they are one day. I’m not so keen on half days nor two/three day events as it is either too short to get involved or too long so an overload of information and networking. But a whole day, in a good venue with nice refreshments and lunch and lots of interesting people presenting, is very appealing. As well as finding out and learning about stuff, it’s good to have an external reference point to place what you are doing in context. It helps keep everything in perspective and frames developments. For me, it is beneficial to talk to external people to share experiences and ask opinions. It’s equally important to have a ‘safe’ work place to come back to and a place that you can feel confident working in and share what you have learnt.
I attended the
Customer Services Group UK Conference #csguk2014
SCONUL Winter Conference 2014 #sconul2014
I also attended the Association for Learning Technology Trustees meeting in London at the Institute of Education. I have been a trustee of ALT for the last four years and was on the FE Committee before that. It is a great experience and has given me knowledge not just of learning technologies but also about policy and about committees. It has given me the opportunity to meet and work with a variety of interesting and effective people.