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Issue Date: April 2003 (es)

e-Learning Briefs

1 April 2003

This new eLearning section of eSecure is aimed at informing managers and professionals of South African corporates looking at implementing or currently using an e-learning programme, about the current state of the market. Make it your source of news, views, interviews, resources, case studies, legislation updates and anything else you ever wanted to know about e-learning and how it impacts on business.
e-Learning continues to soar, says ASTD
Organisations continue to make investments in training despite the recession and are increasing their expenditures on e-learning, according to an annual survey by the American Society for Training and Development.
Returns boost IT training spend
More than 80% of IT companies claim to have seen satisfactory return on investment for IT training, with half planning to increase their training spend over the next year.
IDC bullish about e-learning's future
The worldwide corporate e-learning market will soar from $6,6 billion in 2002 to $23,7 billion in 2006, predicts IDC.
e-Learning breaking down barriers in Africa
Public-private arrangements are bringing e-learning to thousands of Africans whose access to traditional education is hampered by poverty, political conflict and a lack of teachers and infrastructure, according to a new grant report from the IBM Endowment for the Business of Government, a unit of IBM.
Mosher predicts a return to basics in 2003
In 2003 we will see a return to what blended learning really should be. This is the prediction of Bob Mosher, executive director of education at Element K.
Click2learn revenue and earnings exceed expectations
Click2learn announced revenues of $8,6 million for the fourth quarter ended 31 December, 2002, up 24% sequentially from $6,9 million in the third quarter of 2002.
EDT Learning announces dramatic increase in software sales
EDT Learning, a provider of e-learning business solutions, announced results for the fiscal 2003 third quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2002. For the three months ended 31 December, 2002, e-learning revenues were $1,1 million of total revenues of $1,7 million.
e-Learning 'shows potential not performance'
Organisations thinking of implementing e-learning for a quick fix, cost-cutting exercise should think again, claims new research, as it may deliver training budget savings but does not progress learning in an organisation.
IBM rolls out an LMS, phases out Mindspan
IBM continues to expand its presence in the e-learning space with clear intentions to become a dominant player.
e-Learning adopters reap multiple benefits
To provide training under tight budget constraints, large corporations are ramping up their e-learning initiatives, adding computer-based training, Web conferencing and Web-based training to their educational programmes.
African Virtual University selects WebCT as its e-learning platform
The African Virtual University, a 'university beyond borders' extending higher education to underserved sub-Saharan Africa, has selected the WebCT Campus Edition course management system as the foundation of its distance learning programme.
SkillSoft quarterly loss widens
SkillSoft, which provides online learning for business, has reported a third quarter net loss nearly four times larger than a year ago.
What is in store for 2003?
The past year was one of ups and downs, a complex economy and changing demands on the workplace. What patterns or trends are emerging in our industry that we can expect to see in 2003?
Free ABET training for Merseta SMMEs
Merseta, the manufacturing, engineering and related services Sector Education and Training Authority, has launched an initiative to assist business in tackling the literacy and numeracy shortcomings of the workforce in its sector.
Fasset selected as pilot delivery partner for IIP
Fasset, the Sector Education and Training Authority for finance, accounting, management consulting and other financial services, has been selected as a pilot delivery partner for the Investors In People standard during 2003/4.

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