Wednesday, February 2, 2011

London: Learning Technologies 2011 Addresses Serious Games

Serious Games as powerful learning tools

Via: The Learning Technologies Exhibition 2011 - Europe's Leading Showcase Of Technology Supported Workplace Learning

Now in its 12th year, Europe's leading showcase of organizational learning and the technology used to support learning at work, Learning Technologies 2011 was held on January 26-27th at Olympia 2, London.

In 2011 the Learning and Skills exhibition again ran alongside Learning Technologies at Olympia. The combination of the two events has created the biggest event in the entire corporate learning sector.

After its hugely successful launch event where over 3,000 visitors attended, Learning and Skills 2011 has complemented the Learning Technologies exhibition and conference by showcasing the entire spectrum of methods, products and services available for workplace learning and employee development.

Under the Learning Technology track, the afternoon session on the 27th was dedicated to Games-Based Learning or Serious Games:

Using Games For Effective Learning

Speaker: Mark Oehlert, Innovation Evangelist, U.S. DoD

His talk focused on What Makes Up Good Practice – And Bad – In Games-Based Learning and What We Can Learn From The Bleeding Edge Of Games Design.

Learning Technologies proved once again to be the key show to visit in Europe, with record-breaking attendance at the exhibition this year: more than 200 exhibitors, over 100 free seminars and an audience of 4,000 learning and development professionals.