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Product Review: Raptivity, version 7.3

Produced by Harbinger Group Harbinger Group’s Raptivity - a wizard-led rapid development software tool that comes with a library of pre-built templates - is one of the few options available for the professional learning designer/ developer. Users of this versatile rapid interactivity builder tool can create stand-alone learning content - or import the file into [...]

By | November 29th, 2012|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Celebrating Movember and other charitable causes

Having pledged to give 30 per cent of its business turnover in one, nominated, day to the Milton Keynes-based charity, Medical Detection Dogs, Waste King - the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company – has recently handed over a cheque for £350.   Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to help people with life threatening health [...]

By | November 23rd, 2012|Categories: Business, Environment, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

The eTernity initiative for Educational Textbooks Standards

At this year’s Online Educa Berlin event, Fabrizio Cardinali, Chair of the European Learning Industry Group (ELIG) and Senior Vice President of Global Business Development at the online and mobile learning solutions provider, eXact learning solutions, will be announcing his company’s engagement in a new initiative from the Workshop Learning Technologies (CEN WS-LT) sub-group of [...]

Perspectives on Learning Technologies

The much awaited – well, by me anyway – e-book, 'Perspectives on Learning Technologies' has now been published. The e-book's publicity material proclaims that this e-book is ‘written by Bob Little who is acknowledged internationally as a respected writer and commentator on learning technologies – especially corporate e-learning’.   Of course, if you buy a [...]

By | November 21st, 2012|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

Language learning programs seekers’ best practice RFP template

As the business world becomes increasingly ‘global’, global businesses are tending to standardise on English as the global business language. According to goFLUENT - a leading provider of Business English training – some 90 per cent of the world’s current business skills language learning budget is devoted to teaching people English.   Since English training [...]

By | November 20th, 2012|Categories: Business, Business Technology, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Waste King rescues threatened snakes

Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, is becoming used to rescuing distressed livestock as part of its day-to-day activities. It has now added two grass snakes to its list which began, in August 2011, with ‘Colin’ a Giant African Land Snail.   In the last few weeks, while helping a [...]

By | November 19th, 2012|Categories: Business, Environment, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Overwhelmed, overwired – and over-sold

'If feeling exhausted, stressed and overwhelmed has become the norm, you are probably overwired. Being overwired means being overwhelmed, often with serious consequences to your health and well-being’.   So says the marketing material for an e-book called ‘8 Ways to Rewire Your Life and Revamp Your Productivity’. The e-book sets out eight ways you [...]

By | November 16th, 2012|Categories: Business, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

No smoke without fire – and recycling – advice

Two large fires in the UK’s St Albans area this weekend have illustrated the dangers of storing - rather than recycling - combustible materials.   Bystanders commented that Sunday’s fire at Glinwell’s Nurseries, in Hatfield Road, Smallford, which sent dense clouds of smoke high into the sky, was fuelled by a large number of wooden [...]

By | November 13th, 2012|Categories: Business, Environment|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Dead wealthy

It seems that even being dead can’t stop you from making a living. According to Forbes looked at the earnings of deceased celebrities’ estates for the 12 months ending in October 2012. The ten biggest winners are: 1. Elizabeth Taylor (died 2011): $210m. A sale of the film star’s jewellery and artwork raised $184m [...]

By | November 12th, 2012|Categories: Lifestyle, Miscellaneous, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , |0 Comments

The eLN’s 25th birthday – excitement mounts

Excitement is mounting among the UK’s online learning community ahead of Thursday 6th December. On that day, at a special event at the Museum of London, the eLN – the UK’s premier association for users and developers of all aspects of online learning – officially celebrates its 25th birthday with a conference and a party. [...]

By | November 8th, 2012|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments