The eLearning Network (eLN) – a non-profit organisation run by the e-learning community for the e-learning community – has revised its membership criteria. There are now four levels of full membership available, in addition to the associate membership grade.
Last year, the eLN introduced a free associate membership scheme. Any learning and development specialist, designer, developer, supplier, consultant, tutor, student or academic is encouraged to register for eLN associate membership.
“We offer free membership because the eLN is essentially a community of practice, in which members get to share experiences and support each other in their efforts to make successful use of e-learning within their organisations,” explained the eLN’s chairman, Clive Shepherd. “We believe this network will benefit by enfranchising all members of the e-learning community, at whatever level and whatever the field of interest.”
Associate members benefit from:
- Social networking through the eLN website
- Regular e-learning news
- Free participation in the eLN’s webinar programme
- Online resources including links, a book list, an extensive glossary, guides to best practice, products, services and courses
- The chance to participate in polls and surveys about all aspects of e-learning
Full membership of the eLN – available now on four levels – includes all the advantages of associate membership, plus an enhanced package of exclusive benefits, including:
- A subscription to E-Learning Age magazine (worth £75)
- Free premium webinars with internationally-renowned experts
- Voting rights
- The chance to judge the annual E-Learning Awards
- The chance to serve on the eLN committee
Within the last year, membership of the eLN has expanded from some 150 to over 1,500. Although most eLN members continue to be based in the UK, a growing number of the association’s members are based outside the UK.