Learning Technologies 2022: Sponge Insights Hub.


Welcome to the Sponge Insights Hub, your go-to location for Learning Tech event highlights and industry insights.

Thank you to those that visited Sponge at Learning Tech 2022. We had a fantastic time at the show this year, made particularly special as we welcomed new and familiar faces, in-person, to our exhibition stand.

From inspiring seminars and presentations to an engaging exhibition stand with a live audience poll and interactive demos, we had a jam-packed agenda this year. This page contains our key insights from Learning Tech, the presentations we delivered, the learning nuggets we captured, and much more!

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Keep your eyes peeled, we will be updating this page on a regular basis as new event content is released
. Recordings of our seminar sessions and conference presentation will follow soon.

Show highlights – Learning Tech the Sponge way.

We were delighted to be recognised by the Learning Technologies Exit Poll as one of the top 3 most engaging exhibitors. At the stand we explored how to meet the impact of global change head-on. Here’s how we addressed learning for a world being reimagined.

A poll with a difference – top 3 L&D priority areas for learning leaders.

We asked our audience to vote on the biggest challenge area for their learning strategy in 2022, using a giant jellybean dispenser.  The count is in, and scores are on the doors.

  1. Observing workforce behaviour.
  2. Promoting ESG and corporate responsibility.
  3. Reducing workforce related risk.
  4. Supporting corporate culture online.
  5. Supporting digital fluency.
  6. Managing the employee journey.
  7. Proving learning Impact.


Read our latest blog where we delve into the three challenge areas, and why they are a top priority for learning leaders.


Case study: Bringing immersive 3D learning to Newcross Healthcare - discover the 'Virtual Shift'.

Mark Story, Head of Learning Innovation at Newcross Healthcare, discusses the challenges Newcross faced, the objectives they needed to meet, and the immersive solution they developed in partnership with Sponge. Watch the case study here.

Seminar sessions – the series behind the talks.

At the Learning Tech exhibition, we hosted three highly anticipated seminars, covering the latest insights in digital learning. The recordings for each session will be available within the next couple of weeks, in the meantime we are sharing some of the unique insights that shaped these presentations.

My Year with a Neuroscientists: Scientific Insights Applied to Workplace Learning - with Kate Pasterfield.

Kate’s presentation was based on insights gathered from her podcast series, Learning Science Unpacked. Explore the episodes below, and start gathering your learning science nuggets.


How to progress on the Data Maturity Scale: Building Actionable Insights from your Learner Data – with Zach Romain.

Demonstrating the value of learning analytics to stakeholders remains one of the biggest challenges faced by L&D leaders. Watch Zach’s recent interview from our new series Expert Views, and discover the steps you need to take to progress on the data maturity curve.

The humans behind your data: A people-first approach to learning analytics – with Liz Hardwell.

In her session, Liz discusses how we can use analytics to learn more about, and design more effectively for, real-life humans. Stay ahead of the curve, and get started with learning analytics today, explore our playbook for L&D leaders at the early stages of data maturity.

The latest thought leadership in digital learning.

Explore our latest articles featured in the Learning Technologies Digital Hub:


Industry Insights Reports

The Learning Technologies 2022 Conference explored a myriad of challenge areas for L&D leaders, but how do we cut through the noise and identify key sector-specific priorities to meet these challenges head-on? We’re releasing five industry specific reports exploring the emerging learning technologies transforming workplace learning. Follow the links below to access the reports.

Explore the top L&D priorities for your sector:


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