New conference to assess learning technologies

23rd July 2009

<p>A new exhibition will look at different devices which can be used to boost learning, which may result in them being used at conference venues in the UK.<br/> <br/>The Handheld Learning Conference, which is being held in London in October, will look at how new devices and smartphones can be used to boost education.<br/> <br/>More than 1,500 delegates will attend the exhibition which will be bursting with new technology.<br/> <br/>A mix of inspiring talks, learners' sessions, a hands-on exhibition area and interactive breakouts will take place, while an awards party will wrap up the event.<br/> <br/>The technologies being looked at, which could be used at conference venues, range from mobile phones and laptops to games consoles and social media platforms.<br/> <br/>Some of the main speakers at the event include Gordon Shukwit, director of IT and learning technologies at Apple, Donald Clark, an e-learning expert and Tim Brighouse, former commissioner for London Schools.<br/> <br/>A conference was recently held at the St John's Innovation Centre in Cambridge which allowed entrepreneurs to showcase their latest technologies, which could be used at exhibitions in the future.<img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-19278531-ADNFCR" src="" /></p>