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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

Making work meaningful

It’s about a year since Marjolein Lips-Wiersma and Lani Morris published their groundbreaking book ‘The Map of Meaning: A guide to sustaining our humanity at work’, which encapsulates decades of study and insights into one of management’s most vexing questions: why do some workplaces packed with engaged and motivated workers while others appear packed with [...]

By | November 7th, 2012|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Never mind the length, what about the width?

According to an article by Chris Dede, a professor in learning technologies at Harvard Graduate School of Education, in the US publication Education Week, 21st century education requires ‘lifewide learning’.   The article argues that: ‘Educational transformation is coming not because of the increasing ineffectiveness of schools in meeting society's needs - through that’s a [...]

By | November 5th, 2012|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A step forward in LCMS technology

Unveiled at the end of October, the latest major release - version 10 - of the eXact learning LCMS, and of its client desktop application eXact learning Packager 5.0, aims to add unique dynamic learning content publishing and personalisation features to the enterprise learning ecosystem.   According to Fabrizio Cardinali, CEO of eXact Learning Solutions’ [...]