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Morrison moves on

There are rumours that Alistair Morrison – once the managing director of the e-learning content developer Skillchange Systems, then of VEGA, Lorien Customer Focus and other organisations and an e-learning entrepreneur contemporary of Donald Clark – has finally severed his ties with the learning technologies sector. After well over 20 years in the [...]

By | November 30th, 2011|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , |0 Comments

A jewel in the Omniplex crown

The provider of e-learning and related tools and services, Omniplex, has announced that it has provided a learning management system (LMS), rapid e-learning authoring tools and training in how to use all these products to Aurum Holdings Ltd, the UK’s largest prestige and luxury jewellers. Aurum includes the Watches of Switzerland, Mappin & Webb and [...]

By | November 29th, 2011|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Fly me to the Moon – in learning technologies terms

A number of members of staff at eXact learning solutions are helping to run The European Learning Industry Group (ELIG)’s events at Online Educa - being held in Berlin, from 30th November to 2nd December.   ELIG’s events at Online Educa begin with a Networking Reception (30th November). This Reception includes an introduction [...]

Ostensibly macabre request

Over the years – particularly since 1967 until fairly recently – Northern Ireland has had a few ‘issues’. It may still have these issues but their manifestation is, thankfully, not as overt as it used to be.   That’s just as well. This morning, I received a request from Edward Devlin, a journalist from ‘Insider [...]

By | November 21st, 2011|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |0 Comments

Language learning makes Awards’ shortlist

goFLUENT, a provider of distance English training, has been named among the shortlisted entries in two categories of the 2012 Learning Awards, which are due to be presented at The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London, on 2nd February 2012. Along with its client – the pharmaceutical giant - Eli Lilly, goFLUENT has been shortlisted in [...]

By | November 21st, 2011|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Celebrating ‘Succeeders’

One of the biggest winners at the recent Training Journal (TJ) Awards – held at ‘8 Northumberland’ in London’s Northumberland Avenue – was Neil Mullarkey, who appeared as his alter ego, L Vaughan Spencer.   ‘L-Vo’, as he likes to be known in homage to J-Lo, is a self-confessed, egocentric, motivational guru and life coach [...]

By | November 18th, 2011|Categories: Business, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Unpaid bills

According to BACS - the not-for-profit, membership-based industry body owned by 16 of the leading banks and building societies in the UK, Europe and US and which is responsible for the schemes behind the clearing and settlement of automated payments in the UK including Direct Debit and BACS Direct Credit - small and medium-sized enterprises [...]

By | November 8th, 2011|Categories: Business|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Waste King reports a 78 per cent rise in revenue

The specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King, has reported that – for the last two quarters in succession – its revenue has risen by 78 per cent compared with the same periods last year.   Waste King’s managing director, Glenn Currie, commented: “This consistent increase is a result of the systems [...]

By | November 4th, 2011|Categories: Business, Environment|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Abbey’s ancient setting for radical approach to work harmony

The ancient buildings of St Albans Abbey were the setting, early this month, for the launch of a book which sets out a radical new approach to enable people to ‘bring their whole selves to work’ and so feel truly ‘valued’ in their workplace. New Zealand-based authors Dr Marjolein Lips-Wiersma and Lani Morris [...]

By | November 3rd, 2011|Categories: Business, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Only virtually relevant to the real world

Those who want to know about the emerging virtual world technologies and the benefits these environments can bring to your learning and development programmes, can now – from the comfort of their own desktops – attend the UK Training Directory’s Virtual Training Conference & Exhibition.   This ‘virtual summit’ is scheduled for 15th November, from [...]

By | November 3rd, 2011|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments