Canon Europe aims to double take-up of e-learning

Technology manufacturer Canon Europe hopes to double the use of online learning among employees by 2006, after rolling out a new e-learning system to 11,000 staff across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Online learning currently forms around 20 per cent of all learning at Canon Europe and the company plans to increase this to about 40 per cent by the end of 2006.

Dominic Chiappe, European e-learning manager at Canon Europe, said: “E-learning enables employees to learn exactly what they need, when they need it, allowing skills to be continually updated to meet the evolving needs of a business.”

The company has awarded e-learning provider Thomson NETg a contract to supply the service, which includes courses in strategic management, leadership skills, communication skills and various software programmes, in a number of different languages.

“For a pan-European organisation such as Canon the provision of learning in multiple languages is extremely important,” said Chiappe.

The Thomson NETg e-Learning system will be used alongside classroom-based training, books, videos and other training methods to create blended learning solutions

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