ASTD members gain access to Learning Light’s members’ portal

From: Learning Light
Published: Mon May 14 2007

Under the terms of an agreement reached between Mark Pittaway, CEO of Learning Light (LL), a non-profit organisation seeking to establish itself as a centre of excellence in the use of learning technologies in the workplace, and Neil Lasher, President of the UK chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)’s Global Network, the members of the ASTD’s UK chapter are to receive complementary access to the LL members’ portal for 12 months.

The LL members’ portal contains a wealth of research, analysis and comment relating to the use of learning technologies in the workplace. Most of this material has been specially commissioned by, and developed for, LL members.

Lasher commented: "It is important, for the future wellbeing of the learning industry in the UK, that all the relevant professional bodies, including the ASTD and LL, collaborate in promoting the benefits of learning to the wider world of business and commerce. I’m delighted that our two organisations have been able to begin this process by agreeing to greater collaboration between ourselves, initially through the sharing of information – some of which is commercially sensitive – to the mutual benefit of all our members."

"LL’s rapidly growing archive of research and other information provides access not only to the key principles on which e-learning and its related technologies are based but also to enlightening and thought-provoking works on such key topics as change, change management and organisational transformation, often using these technologies," explained Pittaway. "Among the regular contributors to the members’ portal are world-renowned ‘e-learning gurus’, including the USA-based Jay Cross and Josh Bersin.

"LL supplies learning technology knowledge and expertise to both buyers and suppliers of e-learning and related technologies," Pittaway added. "Its rapidly growing wealth of knowledge and expertise can help anyone navigate their way through the complexities of procuring or marketing learning technologies."

Non-ASTD members wishing to access the wealth of material on the LL members’ portal can become members of LL by visiting the LL website: Those wishing to join the UK chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)’s Global Network should contact Neil Lasher, via


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About Learning Light Ltd

Learning Light is a non-profit organisation that highlights and promotes best practice in the use of learning technologies. It also builds relationships between learning technology researchers, suppliers, buyers and learners providing learner-centric information to encourage the growth of learning technologies. By sharing comprehensive research, highlighting successes and failures, Learning Light helps to promote the learning technologies community.

Learning Light provides bespoke and individual services to help both buyers and suppliers of learning technologies. Its current services include:

Research Services
Providing access to expert insights, advice and guidance built on in-depth research. Helping organisations to effectively implement learning technologies (e-Learning) and integrate them within their workflow processes.

Membership Services
Partnering with leading thinkers in the industry and providing a network for all interested in the field to share information, knowledge, insight, experience and expertise, through utilising online community tools, networking events, conferences and guru seminars.

Professional Services
Learning Light’s highly experienced team offers organisations access to range of competitively priced consultancy services supporting buyers with the effective implementation of their learning technology (e-Learning) requirements. And, for suppliers, helping to provide a range of services to assist market awareness and generate growth.

In addition, Learning Light provides a comprehensive Professional Development programme to help Learning & Development professionals understand the significance of learning technologies in the workplace today and how to effectively implement them within the workflow processes of their organisation.

Sheffield-based Learning Light is supported by Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency for Yorkshire and the Humber, and the European Regional Development Fund.

Further information from:
Mark Pittaway/ Kay Simpson, Learning Light, +44 (0)114 201 5703
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, +44 (0)1727 860405
Company: Learning Light
Contact Name: Bob Little
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Contact Phone: 00 44 (0) 1 727 860405

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