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20/07/07
Businesses provide feedback on e-learning project
According to a survey of participants, a three year e-learning project has helped improve management skills, e-business capabilities and profitability at more than 430 tourism, leisure and hospitality businesses across South East England.

05/06/07
Chartered Institute of Marketing launches 2007-2008 directory
The Chartered Institute of Marketing has published a new directory of courses. The 2007-2008 directory outlines the full range of workshops and short-courses that the Institute offers.

29/05/07
Business simulations suite launched in UK
Tata Interactive Systems has launched its TOPSIM suite of business simulations in the UK. The TOPSIM launch took place at the Tanaka Business School at Imperial College, London.

29/03/07
Empowered autonomy is key to successful organisational learning, says study
According to a new study into organisational learning, self-directed learning is the route preferred by the majority of employees and the role of managers in facilitating this is critical to success.

01/02/07
Blended learning supports BUPA project
Brightwave is working with BUPA to support phase 2 of the health insurer's business transformation programme.

26/09/06
KnowledgePool achieves awards short-list double
Managed learning services company KnowledgePool has been short-listed as a finalist in two of the nine categories in this year's World of Learning Awards.

20/09/06
Hays & Brightwave to develop blended training for ONS
Recruitment and HR services provider Hays has partnered with Brightwave to develop a blended training programme for the Office for National Statistics' upcoming Census Test in 2007.

31/08/06
UK rail forum discusses blended learning
HR and training professionals from the rail industry discussed how to make blended learning relevant to the sector at an event held in London last week.

03/08/06
Balance seeks views for blended learning survey
Balance Learning is seeking the views of HR and training professionals in the UK for its annual Blended Learning Survey.

20/07/06
Council augments induction training with online course
Gloucestershire County Council is supplementing its face-to-face induction process with an online induction training course.

18/07/06
BLA launches learning professional workshops
The British Learning Association (BLA) has launched a new range of 'Connect' Workshops for learning professionals.

10/07/06
Thomson NETg announces 2006 award winners
Thomson NETg has announced the winners of its annual Illuminati Awards.

09/06/06
Nestlé USA pilots communities of practice on Q2Learning platform
Q2Learning announced this week that Nestlé USA will use the xPERT eCampus platform to pilot community of practice (CoP) sites for several small workgroups within Nestlé University.

11/05/06
Volkswagen opens new apprentice training centre
Volkswagen Group UK has opened a new apprentice training facility in Nottingham in partnership with Carter & Carter Group plc.

09/05/06
Blended learning package for ECDL launched
GTSLearning has launched a new blended-learning package for ECDL study using Microsoft Office 2003, XP or 2000.

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Research and reports

18/11/04
Survey predicts transatlantic increase in blended learning

UK and US organisations plan to reduce the time that training delegates spend away from the workplace by almost doubling their use of blended learning over the next two years, according to a new study from Balance Learning and Training Magazine.

05/04/04
Variety "spice of life" in effective learning programmes

THINQ Learning Solutions, Inc. has announced the results of its 2004 e-Learning Trends survey. The survey, conducted by THINQ, captured feedback from more than 35 learning organisations and revealed the necessity of implementing a multi-pronged - blended - training initiative to derive maximum business benefit from learning.

11/11/03
Survey looks at blended learning in the UK
According to research from Balance Learning and Training Magazine, blended learning is now used by 55% of organisations.

19/09/03
Survey forecasts e-learning most effectively supported in blends

A new survey by Epic Group plc shows greater clarity emerging about the future role of blended learning within organisations.

01/09/03
Survey: Blended learning gains approval

Acceptance of Blended Learning is on the rise as organisations across the UK seek flexible, cost-effective training solutions. New research from QA, a leading UK provider of training and consulting, found that 81% of organisations surveyed believe Blended Learning is an effective means of learning.

27/02/03
Study: Blended learning can significantly increase employee productivity

NETg, part of The Thomson Corporation, has announced the findings of phase two of the Thomson Job Impact Study, The Next Generation of Corporate Learning.

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Article archive

Blended learning
Declan Byrne of DACG Ltd., considers all the elements of the latest buzzword in corporate training - ‘Blended Learning’. This article outlines an approach to use, so that traditional training methods can be mixed with technical solutions. In addition, it highlights some of the pitfalls to avoid to ensure that optimum benefits and results can be achieved.

Mastering the mix: tips for building successful blended learning programmes
A recent survey of over 1,700 training buyers and delegates conducted by QA found that 81% of organisations believe that Blended Learning is an effective means of learning. Brian Sutton, Chief Educator at QA, guides you through 10 practical steps to help ensure that your next foray into Blended Learning is a successful one.

An alternative to the blended approach
Neil Lasher of Trainer1 looks at the origins of blended learning and suggests how some of the techniques available can be used to maximise efficiency and best practice in training.

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