On day one of this year’s Learning & Technology conference. I intermittently tuned in and out via the hashtag #LT12UK. Apparently, a big theme is collaboration. This comes as no surprise as it is a well known fact that more can be achieved with collective effort than alone.
Invariably at these types of events, you get the general buzz of the day. The opportunity to learn, but more importantly, the opportunity to network.
It helps to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve. I suppose that’s why, although I haven’t attended a conference for over a year, I really wanted to attend this conference. There’s nothing better than sitting in a seminar, talk or workshop with pennies dropping and lightbulbs going off all over the place. At the end of the day, I am involved in developing some client facing online learning, and I’m on a deadline.
What I hear alot when I attend events such as these is that people want practical advice, tips and tricks. Many come for answers…but that’s just is. There IS no answer. We as individulas, who form part of the collective ARE the solution. What we need to adopt is a degree of openess to exposure to new ideas, and a willingness to be flexible. To take calculated risks and (this one isn’t popular) put the needs of others before our own.
I like to take a pragmatic view on things, and when I am able to