Bookmark of the month – www3.gartner.com

You will have seen the name Gartner, a research and advisory firm, quoted on
numerous occasions, predicting the future for e-learning. However, you may not
have thought of going direct to the source before. The Gartner website can
provide trainers with not only useful facts and figures from its research and
reports on the e-learning market, but also with some of the best intelligence
on and insight into the sector too, with reference to real examples. You do
have to pay for much of the material, but if a $95 report stops you making a
bad purchasing decision, it will have been money well spent. Gartner works on a
subscription service but you don’t have to be a subscriber to purchase
documents, you just need to register as a user, which is free. You can click
the ‘Collaboration and E-learning’ section on the left hand menu or else go
straight to www3.gartner.com/pages/section.php.id.2024.s.8.jsp to find some of
the most relevant material for trainers. There are also technology and
business-specific focus areas that are worth checking out. And don’t forget
that the press release archive (within News, which is located on the menu bar
that runs along the top of the page) contains useful free information – and you
don’t have to be journalist to access it.

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