News in brief

This month’s news in brief

– The eLearning Network (ELN) and the Forum for Technology in Training,
professional bodies for users and developers of learning technologies, are in
merger talks. "With an increase in e-learning usage forecast over the next
few years, it is essential that the UK has a single, powerful body to represent
the needs of users," said Karen Velasco of Centrica and chairman of the

– Click2learn, Docent, Knowledge Planet, Pathlore, Saba, SmartForce and
Thinq are among those named as leading providers of enterprise learning
technology to Global 2000 organisations in a recent survey by the IT research
firm the META Group.

– Research by e-learning consultancy Wide Learning reveals that one in three
City workers have not received compliance training as regulated by the
Financial Services Authority. Six out of 10 of those questioned have not been
formally tested on their awareness of key compliance issues, says Wide
Learning, and one in three were not able to name their Money Laundering
Reporting Officer.

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