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Turning eLearning on its head!

Nick Shackleton-Jones, Head of Online & Informal learning at BP, will open the Charity Learning Conference & Awards on 14 November. He’ll be talking about how putting learner’s needs first at BP has turned traditional eLearning on its head.

 
PRLog - Nov. 12, 2012 - Nick Shackleton-Jones, Head of Online & Informal learning, Leadership Development & Talent, BP, will be the keynote speaker at the Charity Learning Conference & Awards in London on 14 November. He’ll be talking about ‘new directions in learning’ - the need for a more learner-centred approach to learning design.

Nick first coined the term ‘from courses to resources’ to describe a fundamental shift in thinking about learning during his time at the BBC. His ‘Affective Context Model’ represents a first attempt at a theoretical basis for organised learning, and he will describe the role of the ‘Care Curve’ approach at BP in building a picture of the specific resources that best meet learners’ needs. As a result, two innovative projects at BP have turned traditional eLearning on its head. He’ll explain the rationale behind these, their implementation, impact and results.

BP’s Global Induction programme, DiscoverBP, is offered to around 6,000 new starters each year. The positive reaction to and usage of it have been unprecedented.  The Hub - a low cost video-sharing platform used to share best practice and learning across BP - has also proved popular with its ‘honeybee’ approach, with a central team curating content created within the business. The Hub now contains around 800 videos on key business themes.

Nick Shackleton-Jones commented: “I believe that the work we do collectively, as a learning profession, develops through critical engagement. I am very grateful for the opportunity to share our work. I hope that by doing so we will prompt discussion about how we can improve.”

Martin Baker, founder and CEO of The Charity Learning Consortium, and a well known advocate of collaboration, said he was delighted to be welcoming Nick to open the Conference: “I’m particularly looking forward to hearing Nick talk about The Hub – as The Consortium has its own video sharing platform where our members can upload learning videos, so I’m sure that we can learn from his example.

“I’m incredibly grateful to Nick, and all our other great presenters, who have given freely of their time to help inspire our members - who work hard to develop the skills of staff and volunteers in the third sector. The knowledge and experience shared by Nick and our ‘all star cast’ will ultimately help our members achieve the best possible return from their charity learning budgets.”

Find out more about the conference at http://www.charitylearning.org/conference-2012/

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To request a press pass to this event, please email sfinch@charitylearning.org

About The Charity Learning Consortium

The Charity Learning Consortium (CLC) is unique! We enable cost effective eLearning within more than 100 Civil Society organisations, making online learning available to more than 150,000 volunteers and staff. We’re the largest group of charities, housing associations and not for profits working in the voluntary sector in the UK, collaborating to make eLearning affordable – and effective.

Organisations join us to save money, but also benefit from networking with others with similar aims, – at our regular members meetings and annual Conference & Awards – learning from each other and sharing resources, ideas and best practice. Members also enjoy special discounts and specialist workshops designed to help them make the most of eLearning. Collaboration is at the heart of what we do.

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