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ME Construction named in the Daily Telegraph’s list of ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

  ME Construction, the London-based specialist construction company, has been named in the Daily Telegraph’s recently published list of ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.   These companies, drawn from around the United Kingdom, have been identified by The London Stock Exchange in association with Growth Intelligence, a technology firm that monitors the performance activity of [...]

Silver Fox CEO promotes entrepreneurism to students

  Nick Michaelson, CEO of Silver Fox, a leading UK manufacturer of labelling solutions, was one of four successful businesspeople who discussed entrepreneurship with some 100 Year 12 business students at Burlington Danes Academy in West London, at the end of September, at an event organised by the Founders4Schools service. Nick’s company has been delivering [...]

Book Review (number 5) : Learning a Living

Valerie Hannon, Sarah Gillinson and Leonie Shanks Published by: Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing ISBN: 978-99921-95-55-0   ‘Learning’ is not a topic that has attracted many ‘coffee table books’ but Learning a Living fits the category perfectly. Beautifully illustrated with photographs by Reza Deghati, the book explores ways to rebuild the relationship between education and the [...]

By | February 6th, 2013|Categories: Business, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Rediscovering the value of cultural diversity

New research from the University of Exeter Business School has revealed that corporate managers who’re widely exposed to more than one culture during their formative years (up until 23 years of age) are more likely to be confident taking difficult and risky (business) decisions. This is probably just as well because, apparently, there are 40 [...]

By | January 28th, 2013|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The eTernity initiative for Educational Textbooks Standards

At this year’s Online Educa Berlin event, Fabrizio Cardinali, Chair of the European Learning Industry Group (ELIG) and Senior Vice President of Global Business Development at the online and mobile learning solutions provider, eXact learning solutions, will be announcing his company’s engagement in a new initiative from the Workshop Learning Technologies (CEN WS-LT) sub-group of [...]

Never mind the length, what about the width?

According to an article by Chris Dede, a professor in learning technologies at Harvard Graduate School of Education, in the US publication Education Week, 21st century education requires ‘lifewide learning’.   The article argues that: ‘Educational transformation is coming not because of the increasing ineffectiveness of schools in meeting society's needs - through that’s a [...]

By | November 5th, 2012|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tribal choses eXact learning solutions’ LCMS platform

Tribal, the UK-headquartered worldwide education technology and services provider, has chosen eXact learning solutions ( to produce online and mobile content for its training publications as well as customised learning content for its clients – which include large organisations in the healthcare, food and beverage as well as education sectors.   “Tribal manages [...]

Becta’s death may not have been in vain

Much of the intellectual property of Becta, whose website was closed in the Coalition Government’s public sector cutbacks, has found its way onto the recently redeveloped E-learning Centre website ( – as ‘the Becta Collection (   Of course, this is not the only place where Becta material is now to be found. The Becta [...]

By | March 4th, 2011|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Becta’s ill wind

The extremely imminent demise of the publicly-funded body, Becta – a casualty of the coalition Government’s cuts – has prompted a number of developments in the learning technology field.   Towards Maturity has raised its profile, signing up ambassadors from the industry, to bring more organisations into its benchmarking and information gathering fold.   Learning [...]

By | January 29th, 2011|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , |0 Comments

It’s an ill wind…

In contrast to the extremely negative reaction from the UK’s student community, research conducted by Home Learning College, a provider of professional distance learning, shows that large sectors of the population see the benefit of increased tuition fees. Some 51% of the adults questioned believe higher fees will encourage more people into vocational study and [...]

By | December 13th, 2010|Categories: Business|Tags: , , |0 Comments