Scottish councils urged to go online

Councils in Scotland are being called upon to promote the use of e-learning
in their local areas to boost staff development.

The call comes from the E-learning Alliance, following its agreement with
the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, where 30 councils joined the

Kenneth Fee, chief executive of the alliance – which promotes the use of
e-learning throughout Scotland – says that using new technologies to learn,
train and do business will be vital if Scotland’s economy is to continue to

"The councils have the power and influence to encourage greater use of
e-learning in their areas," says Fee.

"In particular, we would like to work with councils to use e-learning
in providing development opportunities. We also want to work with education
authorities to develop increased use of e-learning in schools."

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