The UK training industry is being transformed through blended learning,
according to a new study to be launched at the World Open Learning Conference
and Exhibition (WOLCE) next month.
Training Magazine questioned development professionals, HR specialists and
line managers in conjunction with specialist provider Balance Learning. The
resulting report (which will appear in detail in next month’s edition of the
magazine) shows the large take-up of the method and its impact on the industry.
WOLCE, a two-day event at Birmingham’s NEC on 18-19 November, will also
reveal the winners of its eponymous awards for training.
Designed to applaud exceptional organisations and individuals whose
outstanding achievements have significantly advanced workplace productivity and
performance, the WOLCE awards will be presented at a black-tie gala dinner on
18 November by footballing legend Jack Charlton.
Among the shortlisted nominees are those for Learning Resource Centre
Manager of the Year, who are: Diane Bullock of Astra Zeneca, Laraine Cooper of
Lincoln College, Sue Horder of Airbus UK, Maureen Mc Hugh of John Lewis
Partnership, Julia Russell on behalf of Enterprise and Lisa Wright of Royal