Many commentators and analysts agree that, increasingly over the last few years, the training industry has been changing.
Among other things, organisations are turning to blended learning â€“ a mixture of instructor-delivered and technology-delivered learning – to make training solutions more effective, affordable and sustainable. In particular, the growth in â€˜mobile technologyâ€™ is increasingly prompting mobile learning materials to be added to the â€˜traditionalâ€™ blended learning mix.
Responding to these trends, Accipio eLearning â€“ part of Accipio Consulting, the London-based organisational development specialist – is hosting a free event to share insights on how training companies can build an e-learning market presence.Â The event focuses on why and how training companies need to supplement traditional face-to-face delivery methods to survive and gain competitive advantage.
The event is being held at the London Headrooms â€“ a meeting space in Clerkenwell, London, which is officially described as â€˜funkyâ€™ â€“ on Thursday 11th October from 5.30pm.
Sascha Benson-Cooper, a director of Accipio Consulting, commented: â€œAlthough e-learning has been around for many years, itâ€™s not yet found mainstream acceptance â€“ perhaps because of its cost, or because itâ€™s not been understood or even because people have been confident with more traditional forms of learning transfer.
â€œBut the world is changing and research continues to show that blended learning is increasingly effective as a learning strategy. Moreover, weâ€™re now seeing companies putting out tenders not just for learning programmes but for sustainable learning programmes â€“ and that suggests that they need technology-enabled learning platforms.
â€œWhile, traditionally, learning management systems (LMSs) have been expensive, their costs are continuing to fall rapidly â€“ making them affordable and usable. These are just some of the issues that weâ€™ll be exploring at the event on 11th October.â€
In addition to Accipioâ€™s Andrew Hargreaves â€“ who is revealing insights into how training companies need to adapt for the digital world â€“ the other speaker at the event is David Patterson, who is operations director of Learning Light, the Sheffield-based organisation which focuses on promoting the use of e-learning and learning technologies.
His presentation â€“ on â€˜how learning and development attitudesÂ are changingâ€™ â€“ will, among other things, mention the preliminary results from Learning Lightâ€™s recent survey of nearly 100 learning and development professionals.
â€œThis research forms part of the extensive research which Learning Light has been carrying out into the learning technologies markets in the UK, Europe and, indeed, China,â€ Patterson said. â€œIncidentally, the Chinese market for e-learning is currently seen as a major opportunity for Western companies involved in the development and distribution of e-learning content and systems.
â€œAt the event at the London Headrooms, Iâ€™ll be outlining some of the trends that the e-learning market, both in the UK and globally â€“ is experiencing,â€ he explained.
â€œOf course, the key to success â€“ for e-learning developers and distributors â€“ is to respond to those trends and harness them effectively. That, too, is on the agenda for 11th October. â€œ
To book a free place at this â€˜insights eventâ€™, please email:Â firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes for Editors
Accipio Consulting is based in Clerkenwell, London and is a specialist organisational development company providing services to a range of customers around the world. Its solutions range from custom e-learning to hosted learning management platforms. Its customers include private sector organisations, charities and educational institutions.
About Learning Light Ltd
Sheffield-based Learning Light was founded, in 2005, as a centre of excellence in the use of e-learning and learning technologies. Learning Light provides advice and help to organisations seeking to use e-learning and learning technologies to improve their business performance.
Learning Light provides support for clients at the â€˜define and determineâ€™, â€˜design and developâ€™ and â€˜deployâ€™ stages of an e-learning project. It also offers ready-developed e-learning courses in leadership and management, health & safety, health & socialÂ care as well as a range of courses for the engineering, manufacturing, waste management and recycling sectors. It is a WAMITAB Approved Centre to deliver qualifications.
Further information from:
David Patterson/ Gill Broadhead, Learning Light, +44 (0)114 223 2442
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, +44 (0)1727 860405