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iLearning Forum 2009, 19-20 January...


Events Newsflash December 2008

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 ILearning Forum 2009, Paris 19-20 January 2009

  • 1 event, 2 conferences! - iLearning Forum and RAC Forum
  • Draft programme now available
  • Sponsors announced
  • Programme of free presentations for exhibition visitors
  • Latest exhibition floor plan available: space limited - book now!  
  • Enter for the iLearning Awards

RAC Forum 2009, Paris 19-20 January 2009

The London Learning Forum 2009: First Call for Contributions

ePortfolio 2009, Key Competencies - Skills for Life 2009, Learning Networks and Territories 2009


iLearning Forum 2009, Paris 19-20 January 2009

Join us at the next iLearning Forum International Conference and Exhibition, which will take place at the Palais des Congrès, Paris on 19-20 January 2009.

1 Event, 2 Conferences! - iLearning Forum and RAC Forum

The theme of this year's iLearning Forum is Integrated learning: embedding learning technologies for individual and organisational development. Learning professional colleagues from around the world will be meeting to explore state of the art practice in the use of technology for education and the development and management of human resources. 

Principal themes are:

  • Integrated learning for organisational development and innovation
  • Integrated learning for employability, social inclusion and active citizenship
  • Learning innovation and futures
  • Architectures and infrastructures for integrated learning
  • Integrating learning with quality management
  • Exploiting the full potential of digital identity. 

This year's event will be enriched by a parallel event, the first francophone and international conference on the recognition and validation of achievement and competencies, in cooperation with the organisers of the major Montreal conference on the same theme (RAC 2006 and RAC 2008).

Participants are free to attend any session in the event and have a choice of French and English plenary and parallel sessions. 

Draft programme now available 

The programme for iLearning Forum and RAC Forum 2009 is now available. 

A distinguished panel of plenary speakers represent the worlds of industry, education, training, governmental and non-governmental organisations. They will explore the latest trends and future development in learning technologies, as well as the recognition and accreditation of competences. 

  • Philippe Gil,  Director of Demos e-Learning, France
  • Grainne Conole, Professor of eLearnng at the Institutional of Educational Technologies, Open University, UK
  • Jean Wemaëre, Managing Director of the Demos Group, France
  • Yves Attou, President of the Lifelong Learning World Committee
  • Patrick Werquin, senior economist in the Centre for Educational Research and Development, OECD, Paris (effective 1 January, 2009
  • Jangui Le Carpentier, Advisor in education and employment, regional headquarters of Basse-Normandie
  • Joy Van Kleef, consultant and researcher in recognition and accreditation of competences (RAC), Canada
  • Mary Morrissey, international expert in quality management of RAC, Canada

Plenary presenters will be joined by more than 50 other presenters in parallel sessions organised in French and English.

Event sponsors announced

We are delighted to announce the support of the following event sponsors:

  • Platinum Sponsor - DEMOS
  • Gold Sponsors: Dokeos, CrossKnowledge and Cornerstone OnDemand
  • Silver Sponsor: QuestionMark
  • Bronze Sponsor: X-PERTeam, e-doceo

Demos e-learning

Demos e-learning provides services in all domains of online and blended learning: off the shelf and customised modules, delivery tools through the MOS platform, eLearning counselling, competency audit and support. 70 staff members, more than 400 bespoke projects and 1,200 online modules...


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Demos e-Learning will play a prominent and innovative role in the event The opening Conference plenary address will be given by Philip Gil, co-Director of Demos eLearning, while the Managing Director, Jean Wemaëre will present during a plenary session on RAC. In the exhibition area Demos clients and staff will make presentations on services currently available. 


Dokeos is a Belgian company specialising in open source eLearning solutions. For more information: 


CrossKnowledge offers distance learning solutions to individuals, groups, communities and companies. For more information:

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand provides industry-leading talent management solutions for organizations of any size, across all industries. For more information:

Gold sponsors will be presenting in the main conference and in the exhibition area. 


Questionmark has been providing assessment products and support services since 1988. For more information:

Programme of free presentation for exhibition visitors

 A series of presentations will be available free of charge for exhibition visitors. Among topics covered will be:

  • e-learning for organisations: a workshop on elearning strategy and learner management illustrated by case-studies
  • Managing e-learning projects
  • e-learning methods and platforms
  • Language learning workshop
  • Content workshop
  • Rapid Learning
  • A new generation of LCMS platforms  

Limited exhibition space remaining - latest floor plan available

Only 20% of space in the exhibition space, which has been doubled this year, now remains. Some good spaces still remain but early booking is advised. The event offers an opportunity unique in France to showcase your products and services to a international audience. For more information contact Sally Anne Moore, Event Director. Latest floor plan avaiable at           

Access to the exhibition as well as the Open Forum, where visitors are invited to explore real life case studies and demonstrations, is free. Pre-registration is recommended for quick and easy access to the event.

iLearning Awards 2009

The objective of the iLearning Awards is to celebrate the achievements of organisations that have demonstrated a clear vision of learning as a process embedded in every moment and activity of an organisation’s life. The iLearning Awards recognise organisations for which learning is not a series of discrete events but a continuous process, involving individual and organisational learning, formal and informal learning. Learning is life! summarises the vision of ilearning.

Each Award celebrates a particular aspect of integrated learning. You can submit under the following categories:

  •  iLearning organisation
  •  iLearning provider
  •  iLearning futures
  • ilearning quality
  •  iLearning access

 Enter before 31 December 2008

More information about iLearning Forum 2009...


 RAC 2009, Paris 19-20 January 2009

The objective of the parallel conference, RAC 2009, is to explore the state of the art in the field of recognition and accreditation of competencies to encourage policy and decision makers to design advanced policies and practitioners to take on board the most advanced practices in a field of rapid progression. 
EIfEL is delighted to announce that the RAC will be organised in partnership with the GARF, the Association for French professionals responsible for the development of competencies in organisations.

RAC Conference themes include:

  • Formal vs informal recognition of learning achievements
  • Recognition of learning achievements across cultures and countries
  •  Recognition of competencies and innovation
  • Quality control of learning achievements certification processes 


The London Learning Forum: First Call for Contributions

ePortfolio 2009, Key Competencies - Skills for Life 2009, Learning Networks and Territories 2009


The London Learning Forum will take place on 22-24 June 2009 at City University, London. 

This year's event main theme is Innovation, 'Creativity and Accountability'. It will be addressed over three days and three conferences: 

  • ePortfolio 2009 (7th international conference)
  • Key Competencies—Skills for Life 2009 (3rd international conference)
  • Learning Networks and Communities (4th international conference—previously Learning Regions & Cities)

Each conference has its own call for contributions and the final tracks will be organised according to the nature of the contributions received.

To submit a proposal:

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are now available:



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