E-learning sector roundup

This is our first e-learning roundup so we've focused on 'getting started with e-learning'. Darwin didn't know it then, but today the world of learning is changing fast. It is those who will manage this change most effectively who will make a lasting positive impact on their learners - be that training providers or those in organisational learning. We're here to help you manage this change. 

Up and coming e-learning events in Europe

A great place to get started with e-learning is at events and exhibitions like these. The majority of e-learning events are in America. Although some look really good, we've selected events that are a little easier to get to in the UK and Europe.


The global, cross-sector conference on technology supported learning and training. The event is on 2-4 December 2015 at Hotel InterContinental Berlin. Find out more and follow @OEBconference.

Speexx exchange berlin

A look at the state of corporate e-learning and talent management. 2nd December 2015. Find out more and follow @speexx


Showcases product from the education and training industry. Held on 22 - 24 March 2016, at the Paris Porte de Versailles, Paris. Find out more.

Learning technologies

Labeled as Europe's leading L&D exhibition and conference. This free to attend event is on 3-4 February 2016 at Olympia, London. Find out more and follow them @LT16uk.

CIPD Learning and Development Show conference

The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. Their yearly Learning and Development Show Conference is on 11-12 May 2016 at Olympia, London. Find out more and follow @CIPD_Events.


4 steps to getting started with e-learning

1. History of the LMS

History is not often perceived as an interesting subject but wait till you see this infographic! LearnDash give their take on an infographic created by Synotive which takes you on a journey from 1874 through to 2013. It contains all kinds of headlines, snippets and facts.

2. what is a learning platform?

Our Managing Director, Darren Humber tackled this challenging question back in August. The article also provides guidance on how to find the right LMS for your needs, providing a template to help you choose the right platform.

3. The Experience API (xAPI): What You Need To Know

One of the things we try and do is simplify tech speak. That's why we've selected this article by Christie Wroten for the It explains all the names and acronyms that relate to the Experience API — like ADL, SCORM and Tin Can API, in under 500 words! But if you want more juice on the topic, then take a look at our article on learning technologies which has more detail. 

4. The 4 stages of moving from traditional to online teaching

A year on from when it was written we think this article is still relevant. It is not how to move from traditional content to online content (we should write about that!) but how teachers and trainers can progress from the traditional lecture style (stage 1) towards being a facilitator of blended learning (stage 4). The result is that, "Often teachers feel more engaged with individual students in an online or blended learning environment, taking less time to teach to the entire class and more time in one-on-one and small group instruction."

E-learning quotes for inspiration and motivation

We need to bring learning to people instead of people to learning.
— Elliott Masie, learning technology expert

Follow @emasie on Twitter


It’s time to step up to the plate and get passionate about your work, commit to making eLearning courses that don’t bore people to tears, but instead inspire and motivate them to learn a new skill, change a certain behavior, or improve their performance.
— Cammy Bean, VP of Learning Design, Kineo

Follow @cammybean on Twitter


Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing.
— Donna J. Abernathy, past editor of Training & Development magazine

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
— Benjamin Franklin

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