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eLearning Regions and Cities 2005

"Regions are becoming focal points for knowledge creation and learning in the new age of global, knowledge-intensive capitalism, as they in effect become learning regions. The learning regions function as collectors and repositories of knowledge and ideas, and provide the underlying environment or infrastructure which facilitates the flow of knowledge, ideas and learning"

 Richard Florida


E-learning: the e-transformation of individual and organisational learning, so as to reflect the needs of a knowledge economy and society and the potential of knowledge, information and learning technologies.



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The 2005 UK eLearning Regions and Cities Conference (Oxford 21 and 22 June 2005) will bring together the most up to date information in eLearning for regional authorities. You would expect nothing less. But the 2005 conference will also work with groupings of regional stakeholders (e.g. the RDA, representatives from LEAs and from HE and FE institutions, local LSCs, employers and workforce representatives, as well as locally based technology providers) to work on regional strategy and tactics. Policy is all very well, but what is needed is a sense of mutually aware action: more than just talk.


Equip yourself with the right concepts, tools and methods to enable you to make a difference to your organisation,
your community, and your region.


As a participant in the conference you will leave with some of the work already done in developing or updating your policy and strategy, and with the basis laid for continuing cooperation with the local stakeholders in your area.

The conference will offer leading edge input sessions and key note speakers, of course, but most of the sessions will be more participative, in a workshop format. Even presentations will finish with at least the last third of the time allocated for discussion of the issues raised.

The conference will provide worked examples which you can follow for your own situation, such as completing part of the SEEL Quality Guidelines for one regional authority, so that you can adapt the sorts of answers being inserted for that region to fit your own local needs.

There will also be structured regional meetings, to ensure that the groundwork is laid for continued cooperation after the conference, and certain activities will benefit from having a group of local stakeholders together.

See here for an overview of the programme

See here for further Details about the conference generally


Special Deal for Regional Groups

To make it easier for regional authorities to encourage their local stakeholder organisations to join them, we offer packages of entrances for the conference at preferential rates. We suggest that you should encourage your local contacts and stakeholders to join you at the conference, as a springboard to future cooperation and more efficient joint working. For more details on the special group rates, see here.


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