Overall Feedback was 4.25/5 . Overall Feedback covered :
Concept of UnConference -4.75
Discussion of Big Issues & Ideas – 4.75
Quality of Facilitators – 4.25
Quality of Discussion – 4.25
Professional Development Value – 4.25
Value for Money – 4
Value for Time – 4
Feedback in Discussion Sessions – Average 3.75/5. Best rated sessions were (not in order)
Desperate Need to Reinvent the Learning Professional.
Feedback on Immersion Labs
Digital 101 – 3.5/5 with big variations in feedback. Some loved it, others gave it low mark. It was expected as coding may be not be perceived to be relaxant by all. UnConference will continue to include content which LearningCafe believes is important for the future capability of L&D.
Business Simulation – 3.75/5 – This score was expected as a lot of content was compressed in 1 hour. Participants with unsuitable browsers could not access the simulation. UnConference will continue to focus on delivering new experiences even if they are not completely fine tuned.
Feedback on Learning Labs – Overall 3.75/5
Fairfax – 4/5
World Vision – 3.75/5
LTTO+ MOOCS Experience – 3.5/5
% of participants who want to attend the UnConference next year – 95%
Comments and topics were really interesting but could have added more value with a “so what” do we do about this structure. (Our comment – Will be incorporated in next UnConference)
Excellent in all respects. I will certainly attend again and recommend to others. The UnConference was personal, relevant, involving and left you wanting more. (Our favourite feedback)
With hindsight, I would have chosen different sessions. Good and useful discussion. (Our comment – We encourage participants can move to another session if they wish.)
Excellent. Good to hear and discuss current L&D practices and development.
Great learning opportunity & discussion topics. Thank you.
Thank you for a great day and lots of ideas to consider. Appreciated.
A little too focused on strategic rather than operational challenges. (Our comment – We achieve a better balance for the next UnConference)
Thank you. I know I am not alone in what I am trying to implement and having the same issues.
Non – threatening and welcome environment – a true meeting of the minds. Thank you for the experience.
Thanks. Great day.
Very good day.
Great job – nice to meet people face to face from “knowing” them online.
Great fun really good experience and lots of ideas and discussion.
Improvements Based on Your Feedback
The UnConference was skewed more towards to big picture themes and less of “operational”. We will need to get a better balance for the next one.
There will be more emphasis on driving the discussion sessions towards a conclusion for people to get some “take aways”. While this will be a challenge, moving some of the sessions to case study format (real or fictitious) may help.
Some Thought Provoking Discussions
L&D Needs to Innovate but Does Not Seen To Be Innovating – Should L&D adopt a mindset of Accounting & Payroll ie solid performers who deliver value quietly with requiring to be seen to be contributing.
Employee Centric Design – We picked this when we ran a webinar in July with Jenelle West (Suncorp) on the panel. Essentially the question is why do we design and implement Learning solutions without involving the Learner. This will be one the central themes at the Sydney UnConference in Feb 2015.
Did UnConference Design Approach Work ?
Erring on the side of packed with too much content – We always get feedback that the discussion sessions should be longer but the shorter and punchier format allows for for more content to be covered and keeps a galloping speed.
Taking a risk by including content that is specialized and may not immediately resonate with the audience – Coding, Business Sims , xAPI. MOOCs. This is to keep to pushing mental boundaries and provide new experiences even if they are not as polished as it should be.
Use of Tech and Social Media – We seriously considered using a app for the UnConference where participants could poll, tweet, connect etc etc but could picture people having deep discussions while glued to their devices. Not sure of this one.