The eLearning Network provides advice on prospering in the downturn and also reveals e-learning’s ke

From: eLearning Network
Published: Sat Jan 24 2009

This is in addition to the eLN’s chairman, Clive Shepherd, leading a seminar on a current hot topic: ‘Ten ways to thrive in an economic downturn’. In this seminar, which takes place in ‘Theatre 3’ from 2.45pm on Wednesday 28th January, Shepherd provides ten highly practical tips to help delegates take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves in any situation - however bleak it may appear at first glance.

At its stand (stand number 76) at the Learning Technologies exhibition, some of the eLN’s 1,500 current members will be on hand to explain the social networking benefits of joining the eLN – either as an associate member or as one of its four levels of full membership. They will also be revealing the eLN’s ‘hot topics’ in e-learning for 2009 – each one of which forms the theme of an eLN conference.

The eLN’s conferences – held regularly throughout the year at Holborn Bars in London – along with its various topical webinars, focus on the current key topics in e-learning. These are:
• Making the case for e-learning (27th February) – how to convince a business’ stakeholders by aligning e-learning to the business’ strategy, evaluating success and measuring the return on investment.
• Creating engaging and effective learning content (8th May) – how to ensure that the content of e-learning programmes engage and inspire learners.
• New models for learning management (25th September) – an exploration of the increasing variety of platforms available to support different aspects of learning and development, including content management, talent management, performance management and social networking.
• Next generation blended learning (20th November) – how blended learning has evolved from ‘content plus classroom’ to integrate formal and informal learning methods.

In addition, on 10th July, the eLN will be holding its annual ‘Members’ Showcase’ of the latest e-learning technologies and applications.

"With the current economic downturn, there has never been a better time to gain access to the peer-to-peer social networking opportunities afforded by membership of the eLN," commented Clive Shepherd.

"Not only will this help to provide much needed encouragement but it is also provides continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities to enable e-learning users and developers to discover the e-learning approaches that are providing tangible business benefits for other organisations.

"We would encourage anyone involved professionally in any aspect of e-learning to join the eLN and start enjoying the business benefits that this brings," he said.

For further details of the eLN visit stand 76 at Learning Technologies or visit


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About the eLearning Network

The eLearning Network (eLN) is a non-profit organisation run by the e-learning community for the e-learning community. The eLN is the number one source for guidance on best practice and future trends in technology-based learning and development at work, with more than 1,500 members in the UK and beyond.

For more information about the eLN and eLN events, call +44 (0)1273 561714 or visit

Further information from:
Clive Shepherd, The eLearning Network, +44 (0)1273 561714
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, +44 (0) 1727 860405
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