Learning in Enterprises includes the integration of Knowledge Management and other e-learning strategies in all types of companies from large Multinationals to SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises). This theme will also address Cost and Return-on-Investment (ROI) in the commercial sector and will feature case studies illustrating how companies are integrating technology supported learning into training and HRD.
E-Learning Policies in Practice focuses on how government and other public sector bodies can stimulate the effective take-up of e-learning throughout society as a means to improve performance, enhance skills and increase choice for all citizens. This theme also includes examples and case studies from national, regional and sectoral e-learning schemes.
New Roles for Teachers and Trainers includes e-moderating, teacher training, faculty support and development, online collaboration and technology supported team teaching. Examples of best practice and case studies welcome.
Managing Change in Higher Education incorporates new forms and examples of collaboration amongst higher-level institutions, Virtual University management and operation as well as presentations addressing cost issues and technology choice and implementation.
Innovative Learning Approaches includes production of e-learning content and resources, examples and experience of learning in ‘blended’ learning scenarios, best practice portals and knowledge banks as well as examples of simulations, games and other non-traditional approaches.
Learning in Distributed Environments includes cultural learning and issues related to cross-border collaboration. This theme also focuses on how best to organise accreditation and assessment in distributed learning communities.
Quality Issues and Management will focus on the important aspect of Quality Control and how best this can be achieved in the e-learning world. Emphasis will be on how best to build up Quality Frameworks and Quality Assurance procedures throughout the learning cycle in all sectors.
Future Technologies for Learning includes a focus on future visions of technology, mobile and ambient learning, as well as an overview of developments with regard to Open Source and Standardisation.
All tracks where appropriate will include a variety of ‘Show and Tell’ opportunities where presenters will provide practical examples of operational systems and services.