Come along to our August Meeting where we will look at Blended learning with Alison Bickford.

Time: Tuesday 28/8/2012, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue: UTS: Building 10 (235 Jones Street Ultimo-near Broadway) Level 2, Room 470

Instructions: Level 2, Room 470 is on the Jones Street entry level of the new part of Building 10 – Follow the signs (or helpful KM Forum Members!) when you enter the building – walk past the  coffee shop and the computer lab and Room 2.470 is the first seminar room on the right just before the stairs. If you have any problems finding the room please call Marie: 0404 090 110.

REGISTER NOW via Eventbrite –

Knowledge – Learning – Technology ……. how do we make sense of it all!  

At our May Meeting we looked at “The space between Knowledge and Learning” with Rob Wilkins – a really interesting discussion around possibilities and future directions.  Now we are continuing our journey by moving the discussion more specifically into the world of “Blended Learning” with Alison Bickford.

So come along and meet others interested in knowledge management to learn from our Guest Speaker and share with each other!


Blended learning design: Making sense of learning technology ‘fit-for-purpose’ presented by Alison Bickford, Director of Connect Thinking® and E-Coach for the Connect Thinking E-Learning Academy.

“So many tools, so many options. Surely there is a framework that can help put the options in perspective!”

Well there is! In this session, Alison will use a simple framework to examine learning technologies under the category of formal and informal learning, individual and social learning. Alison will provide examples to contextualise the role technology plays in purposeful learning design, and will summarise benefits and risks of blended learning. At the end of the interactive presentation there will be an opportunity for you to develop and critique your own blended learning program.

About Alison

Alison has been working in the e-learning space since 2002. Her expertise embraces learning design in all forms of e-learning tools and platforms, including social media. At the heart of her practice is a practical, learner-centric approach to e-learning design and development. Alison began her formal studies in 2003 and has a Graduate Diploma in Facilitating and Managing E-Learning, a Master of Arts in E-Learning and is writing her doctoral thesis entitled The design and implementation of four workplace virtual learning environments: An investigation of L&D practice.  Alison has an international following on YouTube and iTunes under the “E-Learning Academy” banner, and has an active blog on both Connect Thinking and E-Learning Academy websites.

We all look forward to an interesting, stimulating, enjoyable and sociable evening of learning from the experiences of our guest speakers, and each other!

To help cover costs, we ask for a $5 donation at the door.