Brightwave joins industry vanguard to sponsor Learning and Skills Group

Brightwave, the workplace e-learning specialist, today announces its sponsorship of the Learning and Skills Group (LSG).

Brightwave will join 350 other learning professionals at LSG’s membership forum on 9 June and will run an e-learning webinar for the Group aimed at learning professionals on 9 July.

The Learning and Skills Group is an invite only international community of learning and development professionals interested in organisational learning.

The Group’s annual conference takes place on 9 June at London’s Olympia and its showcase event is the Learning Technologies annual show (27-28 January 2010).

In addition to a heightened profile at the show and attendance at exclusive membership events, Brightwave’s membership enables the company to help steer the Group’s future development in applying learning technology in the workplace.

The LSG hosted webinar that Brightwave delivers on 9 July will look at techniques to engage a diverse workforce with e-learning.

The session will incorporate industry case studies, including how leading brands are speeding up competency for new starters and lowering the cost of induction.

Donald Taylor, Chairman of the Learning and Skills Group commented on Brightwave’s membership:

“I’m delighted to welcome Brightwave to the Learning and Skills Group. Their highly engaging e-learning programmes and imaginative approach places them among the leaders of our sector. They will contribute greatly to the group and we hope that together, we can push the sector further and build upon the users’ experience and confidence in online learning.”

Charles Gould, Brightwave’s MD added:

“As a key sponsor at Learning Technologies for the past eight years, we’re confident that membership of the Learning and Skills Group will help us to further deepen our understanding of client and learner needs. By continuing to engage in dialogue with learning professionals and other thought-leaders we can help ensure that the future of e-learning is based on the real requirements of businesses.”

Brightwave also recently contributed to a British Computing Society roundtable, which addressed ‘the future of e-learning’.

Lars Hyland, Brightwave’s director of learning services joined the debate which discussed how organisations can save money with e-learning, whether classroom training is finished and how to get the blended learning approach right.

Lars said at the BCS roundtable:

“Lots of training is delivered to the wrong people, by the wrong people at the wrong time. One of the best things with e-learning is that it’s supporting the fundamental shift of learning from one chunk to an ongoing learning process – which is more in line with how the human brain works. We’re now in a networked world, which supports this learning approach and enables us to learn over a multitude of events.”

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