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Construction College implements e-learning facility
Epic is working in collaboration with the National Construction College (NCC) on a new online learning facility for employees, designed to help them with their professional development.

Partners provide e-learning for 12,500 councillors
e-Learning company Learning Pool, in partnership with Epic, has developed a new e-learning service designed specifically for councillors.

Course aims to help SMEs win public sector business
learndirectbusiness, together with Business Link, has developed a new online course that aims to help small to medium-sized businesses win public sector business.

Businesses provide feedback on e-learning project
According to a survey of participants, a three year e-learning project has helped improve management skills, e-business capabilities and profitability at more than 430 tourism, leisure and hospitality businesses across South East England.

Diversity DVD shortlisted for media award
A new DVD training guide - Respect the Difference Value the Mix which examines diversity issues within a workplace context, has been shortlisted in the Best Interactive Media product category at the International Visual Communications Association (IVCA) Clarion Awards.

Standards in IT learning and skills fall short, says survey
A new survey from IT Skills Research and the organisers of Learning Technologies 2007 suggests that many of the learning industry's standards, in IT training, certification, technology and methods, are failing to attract support from learning buyers.

OU's OpenLearn website receives $4.45million grant
The Open University has been awarded a further $4.45million grant to support its work to make course materials freely available to anyone in the world.

500,000 learners use free content from OpenLearn
According to The Open University (OU), half a million people in 160 countries are now using the free learning materials made available through OpenLearn, The Open University's open content initiative.

County Council selects Brightwave for emergency response training
West Sussex County Council has selected Brightwave to design and deliver its online emergency response training.

Partnership aims to help ACCA members meet CPD needs
The Open University and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants have joined forces to provide web-based learning opportunities for ACCA members.

Project aims to boost skills in North West England
Small and medium sized enterprises in the North West of England are being given access to free learning materials to help develop business-related competencies as part of the EU-funded IntoEnterprise project.

New online induction course for Center Parcs
The University of Derby's e-learning unit, Innovation 4 Learning (I4L), is developing an online induction course for Center Parcs.

Partnership provides food safety exam online
learndirect business has teamed up with the Royal Institute of Public Health (RIPH) to offer an RIPH Food Safety Exam online.

Partnership delivers learning for youth services
The Partnership for Young London, BT and the youth services of four London boroughs - Croydon, Richmond, Tower Hamlets and Westminster - have joined forces to develop new ways of delivering workforce development materials.

Train to Gain skills brokers use Epic e-learning
Epic is working with the Learning and Skills Council on a project to develop e-learning and resource materials for use by Train to Gain skills brokers.

BCI launches regulatory e-learning initiative
The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) has selected Brightwave to develop, launch and host their pilot e-learning initiative.

Online Educa to launch first Russian event in Moscow
The first Russian event in the series of Online Educa international conferences will take place from September 30 to October 3 at the President Hotel in Moscow.

Futuremedia to develop video learning community
Learning and brand communications provider Futuremedia is to develop an online academy for the Fifteen Foundation, the charity formed by UK chef Jamie Oliver to help disadvantaged young people enter the restaurant industry.

CEL launches online toolkit for work-based learning leaders
The Centre for Excellence in Leadership (CEL) has launched an online toolkit for work-based learning leaders.

CIPR launches online diploma
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has launched the CIPR Online Diploma.

e-Learning course focuses on Work and Families Act
Online training provider, learndirect business, has launched a free 30-minute course that aims to give managers a head start with the Work and Families Act which came into force last week.

Programme announced for eLearning Africa 2007
The organisers of 'eLearning Africa 2007' have released the programme for the second annual conference on ICT for development, education and training.

Samaritans and Media Trust Productions win e-learning award
Samaritans has won the International Visual Communications Association gold e-learning award for its Worklife CD-Rom - an interactive learning resource that aims to help busy managers tackle the causes of stress in the workplace.

Ufi and Kineo publish free podcasting tips
Ufi, the company behind learndirect, and e-learning organisation Kineo have published a free beginner's guide to podcasting.

CEL and NCSL offer development support for 14-19 consortia
The Centre for Excellence in Leadership ( CEL ) and the National College for School Leadership (NCSL) have designed a range of programmes aimed at supporting the 145 groups of schools, colleges and training providers chosen to deliver the new Diplomas for 14 to 19-year-olds.

Empowered autonomy is key to successful organisational learning, says study
According to a new study into organisational learning, self-directed learning is the route preferred by the majority of employees and the role of managers in facilitating this is critical to success.

New book explores training and development around the world
National culture has become an overused and potentially damaging term in the world of learning and training. In reality, the key to delivering effective training on a world stage is to adapt to context, of which national culture is just one small part. This is one of the conclusions of a new study of learning, training and development around the world, based on 58 case studies of learning and development across 19 countries.

Jenison launches networking events
e-Learning provider Jenison is to hold a series of network meetings to enable training professionals to share their training experiences with a particular focus on incorporating technology.

Acas launches e-learning on religion and belief
Acas has launched a new free online course that aims to help employers avoid discrimination in the workplace on the grounds of religion or belief.

Extra funding for Learning Innovation Grants
The Learning and Skills Council has added an extra half a million pounds funding to the Learning Innovation Grants (LIG) project.

Socitm partnership offers security e-learning
The Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm) has formed a partnership with Easy i to deliver e-learning courses to public sector managers and staff around issues such as information security, security for mobile working, data protection and the Freedom of Information Act.

e-Learning course aims to help reduce stress
MyKnowledgeMap has launched an e-learning course that aims to help reduce stress in the workplace.

Diversity resources launched
Skill Boosters has launched four diversity training courses. The e-learning courses - on age, the diversity challenge, religion and belief, and sexual orientation - are part of Skill Boosters' 'Dignity at Work' series.

Sector skills council publishes e-learning research
Three out of four employers who use e-learning for staff training plan to significantly increase their use of informal networks over the next three years, according to new research from e-skills UK

The Institute of IT Training Awards 2007
The winners of the Institute of IT Training IT Training Awards for 2007 were announced at a gala dinner held at The Dorchester in London last week.

Blended learning supports BUPA project
Brightwave is working with BUPA to support phase 2 of the health insurer's business transformation programme.

Video Arts launches interactive digital library
Video Arts has launched a new digital video library designed to enable users to create their own tailored training sessions.

Free seminars at Learning Technologies exhibition
Learning Technologies is hosting over thirty free seminars during the forthcoming exhibition at London Olympia on 31 January and 1 February 2007.

Trainer1 to showcase content creation tools
On Trainer1's stand at this year's Learning Technologies exhibition will be a suite of e-learning content creation tools each of which sells for less than £100.

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Research and reports

Sector skills council publishes e-learning research
Three out of four employers who use e-learning for staff training plan to significantly increase their use of informal networks over the next three years, according to new research from e-skills UK

Research looks at e-learning maturity within organisations
SkillSoft has announced the availability of a 56-page research report, written by Bersin & Associates, that documents the use of e-learning within 526 companies.

More than half of organisations use e-learning, says research
Recent research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has indicated that more than half of organisations (54%) use e-learning. The CIPD also found that
e-learning is used to deliver up to 10% of current training by time – and this is set to more than double.

Greater information and support will improve e-Learning completion rates claims survey
Educating delegates on the benefits of e-learning will have the greatest impact on completion rates, according to research from e-learning company SkillGate.

How effective is online learning? - New research seeks answer
As more and more people are using computers and the Internet for a whole host of different tasks – such as shopping, banking and booking holidays - the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) is conducting a research project to find out how effective learning online is.

Bersin & Associates release update on rapid e-learning market
Research and advisory firm Bersin & Associates has released a new report on rapid e-learning. The study, 'Rapid e-Learning: What Works 2005', includes 10 case studies describing the use and results of rapid e-learning in major corporations and overviews of 17 products in the rapid e-learning category.

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Article archive

Time for e-learning to be handed back to the trainers?
By Mike Alcock, managing director of e-learning authoring software provider Atlantic Link Ltd

Internal marketing and e-learning success
Steve Dineen, chief executive of fuel, looks at the importance of internal marketing to e-learning success and provides a number of steps that can be taken to start e-learners learning.

Too much e-learning ignores the latest thinking in educational psychology
Charles Low, Director of Education at fuel, provides a whirlwind tour of the history of cognitive psychology and its influence on training and education, and provides examples of what makes ‘good’ e-learning.

eLearning in the New Economy
The availability of collaborative eLearning technologies revolutionises both traditional training practices, but also reaches out into the wider business strategy to change the way entire organisations work. By Dr. Amy Finn, Chief Learning Officer, Centra Software.

Part 1: The Cinderella Factor
Part 2: The New Economy
Part 3: The Failure of Traditional Learning Models
Part 4: What is eLearning?
Part 5: eLearning in Practice: Wyndham Hotels
Part 6: eLearning in Practice: Shell

Trends in e-learning
Dr. Amy Finn, Ph.D, Chief Learning Officer, Centra Software examines current trends in e-learning to help set the stage for 2004 and beyond.

A trivial look at learning
Neil Lasher of Trainer1 reveals a fascination with the way people learn and looks at the associations we use in e-learning to create the hooks for recall.

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