e-learning News - January 2012
E-learning 'must include engagement'31 January 2012
Engagement is the key to e-learning.
Distance learning 'preferred option for UK students facing high university fees'28 January 2012
More and more students in the UK are opting for distance learning after failing to get into university.
£16 computer could make distance learning more accessible for all27 January 2012
At less than the cost of a weekly shop, the Raspberry Pi really could help to bridge the digital divide and bring computers to everyone.
E-learning index shows improvements in online learning implementation26 January 2012
A report by EducationDynamics has found that online learning is growing in popularity across a range of subjects.
Learning and Training managers speak at Virtual College Seminar26 January 2012
Training managers came to the Mint Hotel in Leeds to discuss why they use Virtual College's e-learning when training their staff.
Canadian schools 'falling behind with e-learning implementation'26 January 2012
Schools in Canada are falling behind in their implementation of e-learning strategies, according to a new report.
E-learning 'provides charities with affordable training solution'25 January 2012
Charities can easily save money and time by training staff using online resources, according to one industry spokesman.
Health and safety training addressed with online program 24 January 2012
QBE insurance has opted to provide online training programs to its staff and customers to help better their understanding of health and safety requirements.
Anywhere Working Consortium launches online aide for businesses21 January 2012
The Anywhere Working Consortium has launched an online portal to help businesses adopt a more flexible approach to working.
Health and safety breaches 'will be prosecuted with no hesitation' 19 January 2012
The Health and Safety Executive has prosecuted a firm in Hertfordshire after it was found to be in breach of safety regulations.
Westfield State University tops US e-learning league19 January 2012
US News and World Report has named Westfield State University the top higher education provider in the US for online learning.
Technology 'will help to develop online learning'17 January 2012
The advancement of technology is set to significantly impact the way e-learning is delivered, according to one expert.
"Significant lack" of qualifications in science and maths subjects14 January 2012
Online learning may help people improve skills in science, technology, engineering and maths, as one expert said not enough people have the right qualifications in these fields.
E-learning is cheaper than people think, report suggests13 January 2012
E-learning platforms cost significantly less than traditional methods of teaching, one report has found.
Epprobate aims for quality control in e-learning12 January 2012
A new consortium is aiming to standardise the quality of e-learning materials across the globe.
Coventry University to develop smartphone learning system for students11 January 2012
University students could use their smartphones to access e-learning resources if a new development is a success.
New e-learning app developed 'to aid growth of virtual classroom'10 January 2012
An e-learning app has been launched by one entrepreneur who hopes that it could help all students, including those of migrant families.
E-learning 'encouraged by tablet computers in schools'07 January 2012
Tablet computers are set to become a big factor for e-learning in school classrooms.
Workplace accidents 'could be caused by health and safety blindspots'05 January 2012
Health and safety training through online learning could help to prevent accidents in the workplace such as one in Rotherham.
E-learning 'will be advanced by mobile technologies'05 January 2012
Mobile technologies such as tablets and smartphones are starting to drive the success of e-learning, according to one expert.