It would be great link up at the conference. I work with Enterprise Ireland's eLearning team - and am particularly interested in understanding some of the challenges faced by public sector organisations in providing effective learning solutions. On the serious games front, I could introduce you to a company who have developed a game helping people to learn Chinese using the Nintendo DS if that would be of interest.
If you want to link up I will be at the talk by Jonny Parkes from the Irish Learning Alliance (ILA) [The ILA ELITE Platform - integrating social networking in an e-learning world. Exhbition Seminar - Wednesday 28th January 2009, 13:15 - 13:45 - Seminar Theatre 4]. It is a really exciting industry led project that has had several million € of support from the Irish Government.
Deputy Director, Learning, Quality and Systems Directorate
Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills
I am a civil servant at DIUS who has recently taken on new responsibilities relating to ICT in the FE and Skills sector. I am particularly interested in exploring the potential of serious gaming to support acquisition of basic skills in literacy and numeracy.
Size of organisation (employees)
500 - 1000
Areas of professional interest
Blended learning, Human capital and talent management, Gaming and simulations for learning, Measurement methods and technologies, Organisational learning, Skills assessment and competency mapping, My personal professional development, Social Media and learning