What we're about

This meetup is a place for people who are interested in making learning happen! You might be a classroom teacher, a coach, a curriculum designer or a publisher. You might work at an ed-tech start-up, a social enterprise, a university or an online school. What you all have in common is a creative process through which you make face-to-face or digital experiences for learners. In our eyes that makes you Learner Experience Designers!

As this is an emerging area of practice, we want to bring people together to exchange, learn and support one another in the work that we do for our learners. We want to explore some of the following questions:

• What does learner experience design (LXD) mean to different people?

• What makes a good or a bad learner experience (LX)?

• In what ways can we impact the experience our learners have?

• How can we build a shared language and body of knowledge that support best practice in our industry?

This meetup will provide an opportunity for sharing and collaboration and a space for experimentation and exploration of new ideas. We will highlight great work that is being done and come together to solve specific problems and discuss relevant topics.

Ultimately this meetup will help us all to design better experiences.

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Change from the Inside Out

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How can we create ‘microclimates’ for learning and change inside organisations?

What can organisations learn from the natural world when it comes to creating a culture of learning and transformation?

In the natural world a microclimate is an area in which the weather conditions are different from that of the surroundings, and therefore have the power to grow things that can’t thrive in the wider environment.

Microclimates are also interesting because of their ability to ripple their impact. For example, in Kenya, large-scale ecosystem restoration can begin within a microclimate. ‘Stone lines’ are a technique for regreening dry land affected by climate change. By creating a pile of stones stretching across the land, the erosive force of water is halted whilst infiltration of water in the soil increases. Seeds are captured behind the stones, giving them time to sprout. As this small area becomes greener, it changes what is possible at the edges, and beyond.

Cultural microclimates can be created inside organisations too: within groups, teams, communities and programmes. The cultural ‘weather’ and power dynamics in these spaces are different to the status quo, changing what is possible for the people within them.

This event will explore how people create microclimates for change in a variety of contexts, and how organisations can foster the wider rippling of benefits.

You'll hear from:

  • Joanna Choukeir, Design and Innovation Director, The RSA
  • Collin Lyons, European Delivery and Transformation Director, UsTwo
  • Jolana Amara, Head of Experience, The League of Intrapreneurs
  • Anneka Deva, Partnerships Director, Huddlecraft
  • The discussion will be hosted by Zahra Davidson, Chief Exec, Huddlecraft

If you're responsible for culture at your organisation (or in your community), this event will provide a dose of inspiration. You might be; a People Lead; a Head of Innovation and Change; a Community Manager; a Learning and Development Designer; or simply a curious human.

This event will take place on Zoom, with automatic transcription available. If you have further access needs, please email [masked] and we’ll do our best to support this.


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Huddlecraft: Peer-led approaches to learning and change

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