You are here:--November

At the drop of Geoffrey Boycott’s hat

What have the cult radio programme, Test Match Special (TMS), and the eLearning Network (eLN) in common? Leaving aside any suggestion that both engage - at the drop of Geoffrey Boycott’s now famous hat – in detailed speculation on obscure and arcane issues, the answer is ‘cake’. TMS has been inundated with cakes since long-time [...]

By | November 27th, 2007|Categories: Learning Technologies, Sport and Leisure|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Megatron turns to e-learning

About a decade or so ago, youngsters thrilled to a TV cartoon series called ‘Transformers’, in which the Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, fought against the evil forces of the Decepticons, led by Megatron. The stories had a new lease of life earlier this year with the release of a ‘Transformers’ feature film.   Now [...]

By | November 15th, 2007|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: |0 Comments

The Leitch Report

The story so far… The premise is that, without world class skills, UK businesses will find it increasingly difficult to innovate and compete. The Treasury tackled this problem by establishing the Leitch Review to identify the optimal skills mix to maximise economic growth by 2020. The resulting report published a set of targets for workforce [...]

By | November 5th, 2007|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

And another thing…

The most recent Government legislation on skills – in the spirit of the 1563 Statute of Artificers – was the Industrial Training Act of 1964. It was employers' adverse reactions to the application of this Act over the next 25 years or so that has brought the UK to the position where we needed a [...]

By | November 5th, 2007|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments