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QA-IQ forum to focus on informal learning

Social networking is the next step in informal learning, according to learning solutions provider QA-IQ, and is the focus for its Learning & Development Forum this February.

QA-IQ says the free forum will provide senior learning professionals with an insight into the latest trends and developments in the world of learning, and will show how social networks and knowledge-based technologies can be used to support learning development.

On the agenda are sessions on the different types of technology that can be used, a case study of how a national charity is using these technologies in its management and leadership development programme, and a review of how these programmes can be evaluated.

Director of learning development at QA-IQ, Brian Sutton, said: "Informal learning takes advantage of new technologies to provide a wider range of access points to knowledge and skills. Many people are familiar with using blogs, wikis and podcasts for entertainment, but may not have considered how they can be used to share knowledge in a business context.

"We will be looking at how to take advantage of informal learning in our organisations, and examine examples of how new technologies are fundamentally changing the way we relate to each other."

The forum takes place on Thursday 15 February 2007 between 9.00am - 12.30pm at the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London.

For more information about this event contact Emma Tazewell at QA-IQ on 020 7490 7368 or by email at

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