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Skills minister calls for more learning at work

Skills Minister John Hayes has called on all UK businesses to promote informal learning at work, following pledges from 64 companies to increase informal workplace training for their staff. These companies, including 11 from the FTSE 350, represent nearly 2m employees. They formed part of a recent ‘Café Culture’ campaign run by Business in the [...]

By | August 27th, 2010|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , |0 Comments

The rise and fall of ‘e’

‘E-learning’ - once a word denoting the ‘leading edge’ application of learning delivery technologies and the latest thinking in instructional design, this ageing nomenclature has become popularly synonymous with the presentation of information in an uninspiring and pedestrian way. For years, studies showed that less than ten per cent of those who start an e-learning [...]

By | August 26th, 2010|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: |0 Comments

E-learning needs focus

Businesses need to take a more targeted approach to e-learning, according to a recent industry round table discussion. The panel agreed that, as the e-learning market becomes saturated with mobile applications, businesses need to provide employees with more focused learning opportunities to see greater benefits.   Jon Toothill, client services director at Lightbox Education, said, [...]

By | August 26th, 2010|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: |0 Comments

A spoonful of sugar helps e-learning’s medicine go down

In that enduring Disney children’s classic, ‘Mary Poppins’, Julie Andrews – in the title role of the magical nanny – sings: ‘In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and ‘snap’ [click of fingers], the job’s a game…’   For its September conference (in London on [...]

By | August 23rd, 2010|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: |1 Comment

Management buy-out at Giunti Labs

Giunti Labs has undergone a management buy-out and, from 1st August, rebranded to eXact learning solutions (ELS). ELS ( will continue to be engaged in the leading EU R&D framework projects and offer the multi-language content production activities formerly offered by Giunti Labs.   The new management team, which acquired the company with the financial [...]