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Develop Yourself for Free with Learning Pool’s (formerly HT2 Labs) Accredited Social Courses for L&D Professionals

A new suite of free-to-access, online social learning courses have been announced by Learning Pool (formerly HT2 Labs) – thought to be amongst the first of their kind to have received CPD Accreditation.

Delivered through the award-winning learning platform, Learning Pool Platform, the courses are aimed at L&D practitioners and technology managers, and are available to access anytime, anywhere.

Ben Betts, CPO Learning Pool, thinks that Learning & Development professionals should start putting themselves first more often:

L&D people are so busy developing others that they often overlook the importance of developing themselves. But you are doing yourself, and your learners a disservice if you don’t take some time out to learn something new. The best way to experience a new trend, like social learning, gamification or curation, is to do it. Our free courses give L&D professionals the space to explore these topics in their own time with our brilliant community of practice.

For the past few years, Learning Pool (formerly HT2 Labs) have run quarterly OLXs (Massive Open Online Courses) focusing on some of the key, emerging topics in learning technologies.  Over 3,000 learners took part in one or more of these free courses in 2015, but until today, you couldn’t earn professional credits for completing the experiences.

As the first curated, social courses to receive official CPD accreditation, that is set to change in 2016. Having passed the CPD Certification process, participants who complete the new-format courses will now receive a CPD Certificate of Completion and are able to claim CPD points/hours in line with their learning experience.

“These free courses are a great way to push yourself to do something new, whilst earning professional credit for your time. It’s a real privilege to see L&D professionals join our community and take their learning back to their organisation.

“For a company like Learning Pool, at the forefront of trends like Social Learning and Big Data, these free courses are quite simply the best marketing we’ve ever done. We create compelling social experiences and let learning professionals see for themselves just how social learning done well can really fly. We couldn’t ask for better champions for our product”.

Enrolment is now open for CPD Certified courses, including:

  1. Gamification: Fad or Future?
  2. Exploring Social Learning
  3. Ready, Set, Curate!
  4. How to Create an Outstanding OLX

Organisations interested in finding out more about using Learning Pool Platform in their workplace are encouraged to visit Learning Pool at the Learning Technologies Exhibition taking place February 3-4, at Olympia, London. Find out more at

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