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Ethical dilemma

According to an online report in HR magazine, the Institute of Business Ethics has found that 84% of British staff always - or ‘frequently’ - try to display ethical behaviour in the workplace, compared with only 80% in 2005. Only 11% claim they compromise their organisation's ethical standards. This is down from 2005’s figure of [...]

By | May 6th, 2009|Categories: Business, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: |0 Comments

A million?

The cross-cultural communications guru and celebrated author, Richard D Lewis, wrote in his blog recently: ‘…Not satisfied with its twin sources of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman French, English has, over the centuries, ruthlessly mugged languages ranging from Sanskrit, Latin and ancient Greek to Hindi, Malay, modern French, Italian and Navajo… A Texan organisation, Global Language Monitor, [...]

By | May 6th, 2009|Categories: Lifestyle|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Purely a matter of time

According to a recently published survey by the France-based learning and development specialist Cegos, organisations are at odds with employees over the types of learning being developed. Some 50 per cent of employees across Europe want more e-learning and blended learning over the next three years, but only 40 per cent of HR professionals plan to develop [...]

By | April 24th, 2009|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , |0 Comments

OU’s 40th birthday

This year, on 23rd April – a significant day for lovers of all things English - The Open University (OU) celebrated its 40th anniversary. The OU is now the UK’s largest university, teaching almost 200,000 students each year and, since its establishment in 1969, it has helped over 2m students further career development or fulfil [...]

By | April 23rd, 2009|Categories: Business, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

IRMOS Project preliminary results

Fabrizio Cardinali, Giunti Labs’ CEO, reveals the preliminary results of the Interactive Realtime Multimedia Applications on Service Oriented Infrastructures (IRMOS) Project at the ‘Immersive Education Summit’ at the London School of Economics in London on 24th April. The IRMOS Project is a 36 month, 12.9m Euro project awarded by the European Commission to a Consortium [...]

By | April 21st, 2009|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ps surprise

According to the marketing guru Philip Kotler – the Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in the USA and, in 2008, was named as the ‘sixth most influential person on business thinking’ by the Wall Street Journal – marketing is based on four ‘P’s: product; price; place, and [...]

By | April 16th, 2009|Categories: Business, Public Relations, Marketing and Sales|Tags: |0 Comments

An hour with Jay Cross

The eLearning Network (eLN) is advertising the first in a series of ‘exclusive webinars’ for full eLN members – on 2nd April – as ‘an hour with Jay Cross’, a man whom it describes as ‘one of the best known and most respected figures in the field of learning technologies’.   Comment: The thrust of [...]

By | March 23rd, 2009|Categories: Learning Technologies, Sport and Leisure|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

You can please all of the people all of the time

Recently, Training Zone asked learning conference organiser and guru Donald H Taylor to address the question, ‘does e-learning have a future?   Comment: Taylor’s answer - in a carefully worded article - is ‘no and yes’.  That seems nicely calculated to please everybody.   What he hints at – rightly – in his article is [...]

By | March 16th, 2009|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , |0 Comments

Ignorance or apathy

In business – and life – there are few things as certain as change. This week, there was a change in the composition of the FTSE top 100 companies. Of the current list, only around half of these companies existed before 1972. Since, over many years, companies devote significant resources to staff learning and development [...]

By | March 12th, 2009|Categories: Business|Tags: , |0 Comments

People problems

Towards Maturity’s recent benchmarking report – Driving Business Benefits – has found: Strengthening induction training, improving the quality of learning and developing a better qualified workforce are the main reasons why 64 per cent of organisations plan to increase their learning technologies budgets in 2009. Two years ago, the main reasons for using learning technologies [...]

By | March 3rd, 2009|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments