Learning Technologies 2015 Trends

Last week Learning Technologies took place at the Olympia in London. Learning Technologies sees some of the big names and promising new-comers in the corporate learning sphere showing off their new learning technology, and talking about the methods they use for delivering effective learning in the workplace.
It was my first time at Learning Technologies (LT) after joining Learning Light as a research analyst in October 2014.

The Middle-East, Innovation and E-learning

This is an original and thought-provoking article which discusses how e-learning can promote innovation in the Middle East. It is the  third article in a series of three which focuses on issues surrounding E-learning and the Middle East. I have never seen any articles which deal with this intriguing and pertinent subject matter, and they promise to shed light on the previously unexplored benefits of e-learning. We are extremely excited to publish these articles written by Saeeda Ahmed and Dr Georgios Vournas which set side-by-side two detailed and intricate topics. We will publish the next two articles in this series in the coming weeks so be sure to watch this page! The Middle-East, Innovation and E-learning   Driving forces of innovation in the Middle East  When thinking of the Middle East, many have misconceived ideas of deserts, camels, flowing robes and souks with exotic smells and luxurious fabrics, but not of economic powerhouses with massive latent potential waiting to be utilised. STOP and think again. The true economic opportunities can often be overlooked by our skewed perception of what there is on offer in those markets and media led perceptions. For any discerning investor, the economic potential offered has to be considered on a much more serious level if we want to permeate those markets. Global and regional education suppliers are raising their stakes in the Middle East as the region’s e-learning market sees revenues rising to $560.7 million by 2016[1].   The Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries are often grouped together purely on the grounds of geographical proximity, loose cultural ties and misconceptions of ethnic and religious commonalities. Nevertheless, the MENA markets are not...

E-learning and equal participation in Muslim communities

This is an original and thought-provoking article which discusses how e-learning can promote equality and redress poverty in Muslim communities. It is the second article in a series of three which focuses on issues surrounding E-learning and the Middle East. I have never seen any articles which deal with this intriguing and pertinent subject matter, and they promise to shed light on the previously unexplored benefits of e-learning. We are extremely excited to publish these articles written by Saeeda Ahmed and Dr Georgios Vournas which set side-by-side two detailed and intricate topics. We will publish the next two articles in this series in the coming weeks so be sure to watch this page! Educational and Financial Poverty. E-learning and equal participation in Muslim communities. Introduction E-learning and technology is not the first thought that comes to mind when debating about the promotion of equality and redressing poverty in Muslim communities. However, e-learning might help overcome some of the basic underlying issues affecting participation in education and in the economy. The practical barriers to education and economic participation can vary from country to country and the issues faced by women are not homogenous to all Muslim women. There will be, however, commonalities of experiences across different cultures, such as: jobs or business opportunities not matching skills levels of communities; patriarchal or tribal cultures that promote industry cultures which assume males as income earners and females as home makers; women having disproportionate familial, childcare or caring needs which make employment difficult; poorly developed educational infrastructures; lack of flexible learning opportunities which can address women’s increased caring responsibilities; lack of soft skills and low literacy levels; the...

E-learning, Women and Islam

This is an original and thought-provoking article which discusses how e-learning can help women overcome the traditional barriers to education which they face in Muslim communities. It is the first article in a series of three which focuses on issues surrounding E-learning and the Middle East. I have never seen any articles which deal with this intriguing and pertinent subject matter, and they promise to shed light on the previously unexplored benefits of e-learning. We are extremely excited to publish these articles written by Saeeda Ahmed and Dr Georgios Vournas which set side-by-side two detailed and intricate topics. We will publish the next two articles in this series in the coming week so be sure to bookmark this page. Women and Islam: How e-learning can overcome traditional barriers to learning in Muslim communities Looking at modern day Muslim communities and societies, the misconception can be made that Islam prohibits women from participating in education and the economy. This misconception isn’t unfounded as a significant number of women from Muslim communities face barriers to education and learning. From a religious perspective, this is much further from the truth. This doesn’t mean that cultural and traditional barriers do not exist in various Muslim societies but e-learning could be a vital part of the solution to overcoming some of the traditional barriers. Cultural Barriers to Women’s Education in Islamic Countries Women in Islam are guided by primary Islamic sources of personal law: mainly the Quran and hadiths as well as some other, secondary sources. However, in most Muslim countries, societies and communities across the world, in addition to religious guidelines, women are guided pre-Islamic or current cultural traditions and customs and social background. All of these factors play an...

Winter Weather Awareness

Course Overview This course on winter weather awareness will help prepare you for your journey to work during the cold winter months. At the end of the course, trainees will: » Identify the key considerations when deciding whether your journey is essential » Prepare adequately for your journey to work » Reduce the risks of slips and falls » Take appropriate action to maintain safety when working outside » Recognise the signs of overexposure in cold conditions Our view… This is an interactive course which lasts for 35-40 minutes. It teaches you about the hazards of winter weather and how to avoid them; great for eliminating day lost in your organisation due to falling foul of winter weather! Buy Winter Weather Awareness Course This training course is approved by ROSPA – The Royal Society for the Prevention of...

How we provide our courses

How we provide our e-learning content solutions: Learning Light offers over 200 curated and evaluated e-learning courses from a wide range of vendors.  This collection is made up of over 3000 SCORM 1.2 compliant e-learning modules that we presently have available.  Learning Light offers these e-learning courses to customers in 3 different ways:  1)   Pay as you……any individual can buy one of our courses through our on-demand store here.  Ideal for individuals and small companies.  2)    A fully hosted solution…. Learning Light can provide a fully hosted LMS for your organisations branded colours for immediate deployment of the e-learning courses from our library. Alternatively we can advise you on the best LMS for your organisation’s needs. Ideal for companies who do not have an LMS, but wish to get going quickly and track and manage learners. 3)    Enterprise License…. Learning Light can provide you with the e-learning (SCORM files) to load into your own Learning Management System (LMS). Ideal for companies with an LMS. We offer a free 14 day no obligation trial for organisations of the e-learning courses we provide.  Pricing  For our Pay as you go solution prices are clearly stated for each course.  For both our Hosted Solution and Enterprise License our prices are very competitive.  Prices are determined by the number of users and number of courses selected and the hosting package chosen.  If you are a company ask us for a demo and a quote!      ...

Video e-learning delivered to mobile devices equips employees with the skills to improve the customer experience of doing business with your company

Video e-learning delivered to mobile devices equips employees with the skills to improve the customer experience of doing business with your company Improving the customer experience is the way to increase your business. We have known for a long time that it is easier to sell to existing customers than it is to find new customers, but do your employees always provide the best experience for your customers. Do your customers always feel valued? Loyal customers like the way they are sold to. How many times have you stuck to the same supplier because you like the way they sell to you, even though you could possibly buy the same elsewhere cheaper. Like our customers we want to feel valued and as well as the product or service we are buying, we are also buying the customer experience. E-learning delivered to mobile devices is the key to providing training to improve the customer experience. E-learning that is available just when it is needed, giving employees the skills to deliver improved customer service. On demand, just in time e-learning provides employees with short bite-sized chunks of learning that are easily consumed and easily refreshed. E-learning that can be delivered to mobile devices is quickly becoming first choice for many and video is proving to be the easily consumed media that works. Video on mobile devices also gives employees ownership of their learning, its available when they are or when they are best placed to learn. Learning Light has partnered with ej4 a leading US vendor of video e-learning to deliver e-learning to mobile devices, giving learners the opportunity to learn...

Learning Technologies 2014

Learning Technologies 2014 in 3 words……busy busy busy! Learning Technologies 2014 was a busy and bustling event, from a busy entrance and long queues for the cloakrooms to very well attended speaking seminar slots and exhibition stands this was one busy show. There appeared to be a wide range of delegates with long shopping lists of interests visiting stands to learn more and paying close attention to the seminars…..many of which were standing room only. Our aim was to check out the temperature of the LMS market…if these are in demand the omens are good and secondly take a look at what is coming down the line….LRS and LCMS….which we predict are going to be hot in coming years. We were also keen to see what is new in content development….does Articulate have any real challengers?…and what the latest is in responsive web design? Finally as ever see who was up to what, check out old friends and make new acquaintances. So what was exciting about this year’s Learning Technologies….quite a lot really. Buyers appear to be interested in Learning Management systems, all the LMS vendors we spoke with reporting high levels of interest, our friends and provider LearnUpon who reported high levels of interest in their value for money offer. Virtual College were busy demoing with their Enable LMS….an industry benchmark of evolved excellence in our view along with their growing library of content. Kallidus attracted a lot of attention promoting a mobile enabled LMS, reported CEO Rob Caul (and it does look good!) as did Upside Learning who with Alan Samuel on-board are getting some serious profile...

Customer Service and Customer Focus 70 20 10 Competency Development

Customer Service & Customer Focus 70 20 10 Competency Development using e-learning videos and downloadable  materials In these 5 modules you will look at the competencies needed  to understand and meet your customers’ needs. Strengthen your understanding of your customers’ needs and what you can do to meet them. Understand the changing needs of your customers and work to anticipate and meet those needs. Balance the conflicting priorities of different customers. Positively handle queries or complaints from your customers. Keep your customers informed of key information, progress and status updates. Our view……with the commencing module management led, the remainder put significant emphasis on the individual participant to gain a solid understanding of those most important to any organisation ….its customers, and the 70 20 10 approach really works very well here indeed.  Customer service The e-learning videos will be available for 1 learner for 90 days from date of purchase and costs only...

The Grievance Interview

Chairing a Grievance Meeting can be daunting so this e-learning video course shows, with a video and interactive material, how to lead the meeting, techniques to use during, and highlights the legal compliance issues you should be aware of. The short e-learning video and interactive content should give you the confidence to lead that important meeting to get the best result possible and costs just £25.00. Our view…..the e-learning videos that form the core of this course are beautifully produced, professionally acted and will resonate. In addition they will help you prepare for these difficult conversations, along with some useful additional practical advice from HR expert Judith Elliott. The Grievance Interview The e-learning videos will be available for 1 learner for 30 days from date of...