It’s been a week now since I attended Educa Online Berlin 2010, and I’ve had time to reflect and report on what I learned from what is the world’s largest conference of its kind. Over 2000 people attended from over 100 countries, with Germany, Holland, the UK and Norway accounting for many of these participants.

I attended some very good sessions, and, inevitably, despite the organisers’ strenuous attempts at quality control, a few weak ones. Important themes included the need to modernise learning in both developed and developing countries, and to combine educational reform and the use of learning technologies to accelerate access to education and growth in developing countries. Mobile learning featured strongly, with lots of delegates, myself included, proudly brandishing their new iPads and latest Smartphones. These inevitably overwhelmed the conference wifi system during the opening plenary, a common problem in large high tech conferences. More >