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Cranfield report reveals – and revels in – the obvious

An analysis, conducted by the Centre for Business Performance at Cranfield School of Management, and published in March, has found a clear link between good management and improved business performance - in spite of the challenging economic context and the wider impact of the recession on business success. The study, which combined case studies, a [...]

By | March 23rd, 2010|Categories: Business|Tags: |0 Comments

Learning Light re-launches the e-learning centre website

Learning Light has revised and re-launched the e-learning centre website, which attracts a worldwide audience and over 72,000 unique hits a month. The website ( now carries: e-learning related news and views reviews and resources – including book reviews, articles and papers, along with recommended e-learning related blogs and websites a directory of organisations providing [...]

By | March 23rd, 2010|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Dangerous statistics reveal a disturbing truth

Experts are warning that the benefits of economic recovery and growth will only be fully realised if there is continued investment in skills. (,-warn-experts) The first National Strategic Skills Audit, commissioned by the Government and published by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), claims that the last decade has seen unprecedented increases in [...]

By | March 19th, 2010|Categories: Business|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Investment report criticises executive pay

Both the BBC and the Church Times have reported that the ecumenical Church Investors Group (CIG) – a Christian investment group - has produced a report which recommends that no executives should be paid more than 75 times the level of the lowest earners.   The CIG commissioned two theological professors to write ‘The Ethics [...]

By | March 19th, 2010|Categories: Business, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , |0 Comments

E-learning budgets increase in the voluntary sector

A survey of learning technologies in the voluntary sector - encompassing over 80 charities, representing more than 50,000 staff and volunteers – has found that: The top four benefits of adopting learning technologies are: improving flexibility of learning; improving access to learning; cutting costs and increasing reach. Over 66% of participants are looking for their investment [...]

By | March 16th, 2010|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Same again, mate

An article by Rhys Moult in the recently published first edition of Australia’s revamped Training Magazine – now known as ‘E-learning and Training Magazine’ – is entitled: ‘Embedding E-learning in Small Businesses – why they don’t, why they should and how they can’.   Comment: To those of us in Europe, there is nothing new [...]

By | March 16th, 2010|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: |0 Comments

Sending the wrong learning message

While it has not been announced with a great fanfare of publicity there is, nonetheless, a strong rumour that National Learning at Work Day 2010 will take place on 20th May as part of Adult Learners’ Week. Apparently, the Day is about workplaces making a commitment to learning and skills by holding events and activities for [...]

By | March 15th, 2010|Categories: Business|Tags: , , |0 Comments