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St Albans, Herts, United Kingdom, 2006/05/08 - Learning Light (LL), a non-profit organisation, which is a Centre of Excellence in the use of learning technologies in the workplace, has concluded the first stage in its major research programme to map trends in coporate e-learning..
Learning Light (LL) has concluded the first stage in its major research programme to map trends in coporate e-learning. The initial survey aimed to discover the types of e-learning research that interest, and are of importance to, those working in corporate e-learning.
Jane Knight, LL’s Head of Research, commented: “The survey has produced a large amount of information not only about what types of research people think is of interest, importance and value to different roles within the e-learning world – both among suppliers and consumers - but also in what forms these people prefer to receive that information: for example as PDFs, podcasts, webinars and so on.
“We are using the findings of this survey to build relationships with other researchers in the industry to launch our research offerings to the UK,” Knight continued. “We hope to release more information about some of these relationships soon.”
One delighted participant in the survey was Jacqueline Henry of Scottish Power. Her name was drawn from the ‘Learning Light hat’ to receive a video iPod, as a ‘thank you’ for contributing to the survey.
Henry, whose current role is focused on evaluating and implementing new initiatives within the Learning & Development function at ScottishPower and who received a ‘Special Mention’ at last year’s e-Learning Awards for ‘the best use of an LCMS’, said: “I'm thrilled to be the winner of a video iPod. I'll now be as switched on out of work, as I am in it!
“I believe that it is vital that industry research is available to review 'current wisdom' - both to learn from it and, in turn, to attempt to push out the boundaries even further - so that a leading edge capability is maintained,” she added. “In this respect, any service that provides a single knowledge base is to be welcomed.”
LL is planning further surveys to identify what aspects of e-learning are of particular interest to those working in the industry to ensure that research meets the needs of its readers - so there will be further opportunities to win a prize!
About the research
Learning Light examined ten key areas of e-learning research:
• Trends in technology
• Issues related to workplace learning (such as copyright and hosting issues)
• Organisational case studies (highlighting best practice)
• Organisation surveys
• A comparison of e-learning tools and systems
• Developments in inspirational thinking
• Learning theory
• Linking technologies with organisatonal learning (to produce the ‘learning organisation’)
• An analysis of UK and European suppliers
• An analysis of UK and European e-learning market growth
Organisations that are members of Learning Light will be able to take advantage of the research results as they become available.
About Learning Light Ltd
Learning Light is a non-profit organisation that builds relationships between learning technology researchers, suppliers, buyers and learners providing learner-centric information to encourage the growth of learning technologies. By sharing comprehensive research, highlighting successes and failures, Learning Light helps to promote the learning technologies community.
Learning Light provides bespoke and individual services to help both buyers and suppliers of learning technologies (e-Learning). Its current services include:
Providing access to expert insights, advice and guidance built on indepth research. Helping organisations to effectively implement learning technologies (e-Learning) and integrate them within their workflow processes.
Partnering with leading thinkers in the industry and providing a network for all interested in the field to share information, knowledge, insight, experience and expertise, through utilising online community tools, networking events, conferences and guru seminars.
Our highly experienced team offers organisations access to range of competitively priced consultancy services supporting buyers with the effective implementation of their learning technology (e-Learning) requirements. And, for suppliers, helping to provide a range of services to assist market awareness and generate growth.
In addition, Learning Light provides a comprehensive Professional Development programme to help Learning & Development professionals understand the significance of learning technologies in the workplace today and how to effectively implement them within the workflow processes of their organisation.
Supported by Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency for Yorkshire, and the Humber and Objective 1 South Yorkshire, Learning Light has a nationwide – and international - remit to provide bespoke and individual services to help both buyers and suppliers of learning technologies.
Further information from:
Mark Pittaway/ Kay Simpson, Learning Light, +44 (0)114 201 5703