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A muted ‘huzzah’

News has emerged that Sunday 3rd October 2010 is the day when the First World War officially ended. That is the day when Germany paid off the last of the enormous debt which was set by the Allies, 92 years ago. The final £60m installment is part of a £22bn debt imposed for starting the [...]

By | October 1st, 2010|Categories: Business, Lifestyle|Tags: |0 Comments

Less behind the times than usual, maybe

Trainee priests at St John’s Roman Catholic Seminary in Surrey are now using Video Arts’ training resource, ‘Meetings, Bloody Meetings’, to improve their ability to organise and chair meetings. Peter Andrews, a trainee priest at the Seminary said: “Running effective meetings is part of good management but these skills are not covered in our training. [...]

By | September 30th, 2010|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: |0 Comments

Optimism flourishes among L&D professionals as well as lunatics

A recent survey has reported that 87% of learning managers believe that they can meet the learning needs of their organisation effectively - against a backdrop of shrinking resources, with 44% of respondents reporting either moderate or substantial cuts to resource provision. Some 37% of respondents also predicted reductions in staff during the coming six [...]

By | September 29th, 2010|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Worldwide appeal for Leonardo project’s outcomes

ENABLE - a 24 month, 300,000 euro, EU-wide Leonardo project, which aims to bring e-learning to marginalised learners - is making such impressive progress that it is attracting interest from outside Europe and has received an enquiry from McGirr Associates, of New Zealand.   The ENABLE project involves Learning Light, The Workshop Sheffield (TWS) and [...]

Accountants’ web skills tested

‘Welcome to, home to high quality cpd for accountants. Written by some of the field’s leading names, our courses are designed to stimulate, challenge, help you grow professionally and give you the cpd you need.’   So proclaims the home page of Accounting CPD – a Nelson Croom published website, launched at the end [...]

By | September 21st, 2010|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , |0 Comments

Gender pay research raises questions

HR magazine has reported that research from Melbourne Business School reveals that it’s more important for women to be 'likeable' rather than good at their job if they want a pay rise or promotion. Professor Mara Olekalns, who teaches negotiation management as part of the MBA curriculum, found gender stereotypes were still in place while [...]

By | September 21st, 2010|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The future – not the present – of work

A recent report - The Future of Work - from the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, in association with the work-life balance charity, Working Families argues that employers need to adapt to a changing world of work to ensure they continue to attract the right talent. Discussing with employees how they want work to work, [...]

By | September 7th, 2010|Categories: Business, Business Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

ALT spotlights lazy students

According to the results of research by Middlesex University, published at the Association for Learning Technology (ALT)’s annual conference at the University of Nottingham this month, students are shunning multi-million pound high-tech college library services in favour of cheaper external resources such as Google and YouTube.   The research reveals that students find university and [...]

By | September 7th, 2010|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , |0 Comments

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