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Lasher to speak at UK and USA conferences

Neil Lasher of learning consultancy Trainer1 is to speak at both the forthcoming Learning Technologies conference in London and at the ASTD 2007 International Conference & Exposition being held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Lasher, developer of the 'Five 'A's of learning' instructional design model, will be speaking on 'informal and workflow e-learning design' at both events in his capacity as President ASTD Global Network UK.

"E-learning is often misunderstood from a learning perspective," commented Lasher. "Many people who work with the new technologies try to relate classroom-based instructional design techniques to e-learning - with, at best, varying degrees of success.

"At present, informal learning represents 80 per cent of what we learn but only two per cent of our training budgets. Applying instructional design techniques to e-learning materials designed specifically for informal learning should not only improve the effectiveness of these learning materials but also make a greater contribution to an organisation's efficiency and effectiveness than would be the case if training budgets were only allocated to address formal learning needs."

The Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibition takes place at Olympia, London, on 31st January and 1st February 2007.

The ASTD 2007 International Conference & Exposition is being held from 3rd to 6th June 2007, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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