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Skip the skip

Putting waste in a skip is an accepted strategy – especially if that waste is being generated regularly as a business by-product. However, as at least one organisation has been discovering, having a skip on your premises can attract fly tippers. Not only does that mean that you have to pay for disposing [...]

By | September 17th, 2011|Categories: Business, Environment, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Enduring webinar wisdom

One of the great things about today’s digital age is that it’s rare to completely miss something of interest and/or value. These days, we can see television programmes and hear radio programmes more or less when we wish. More or less on demand, we can find podcasts and webinars on the web dealing with issues [...]

Time, tide and the fable of Reginald Bunthorne

If, like me, you’re a Gilbert & Sullivan fan, you might find your thoughts wandering to Reginald Bunthorne, the fleshly poet in the opera ‘Patience’, when you see the notice of next week’s meeting of the eLearning Network (eLN). At the end of Act one in the opera, Bunthorne has decided to raffle himself among [...]

By | September 15th, 2011|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Glass houses dwellers in glass ceiling controversy

Apparently, according to The Times, most of the UK’s biggest companies missed last week’s deadline to set out their plans to put more women on their boards. Only eight companies in the FTSE 100 have so far announced how they aim to meet the Government’s stated target of 25% of directors being women.   Of [...]

By | September 6th, 2011|Categories: Business|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A sense of perspective

To continue the financial comparison between football and e-learning in this country (see ‘E-learning versus football’ below), Sky has revealed that English Premier League clubs spent £485m during the recent summer transfer window. Spending by the 20 English top-flight clubs was up £120m, or 33%, on last summer's outlay. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and [...]

By | September 5th, 2011|Categories: Learning Technologies, Miscellaneous, Sport and Leisure|Tags: , |0 Comments

Mostly the usual suspects

BizMedia, publisher of E-Learning Age magazine and organiser of the annual E-Learning Awards, has now published the shortlist for this year’s awards, which are due to be presented in London on 10th November.   Although there are more award categories than ever – 16 – and the awards attracted more than 250 entries, the lengthy [...]

By | September 5th, 2011|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Neologisms and nonsense

One of the great things about language is that it’s always changing – reflecting changes in society, technology and attitudes, among other things. So, it was interesting that The Times has reported that the latest edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary has revealed this year’s additions to the lexicon.   New words that are [...]

By | September 1st, 2011|Categories: Business, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |0 Comments

E-learning versus football

To coincide with the start of the (association) football season in Europe, Forbes - a leading source for business news and financial information – has revealed that the sport’s ten highest paid players are, currently: David Beckham ($40m a year), Christiano Ronaldo ($38m), Lional Messai ($32m), Ricardo Kaka ($25m), Ronaldinho ($24m), Theirry Henry ($24m), Wayne [...]

By | September 1st, 2011|Categories: Learning Technologies, Miscellaneous, Sport and Leisure|Tags: , |0 Comments