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E-learning for local government


E-learning is set to become a major growth area for local government over the next few years. At an event run by I&DeA, the Improvement and Development Agency for local government, on 24 July, a number of speakers including Russell Holt, Director of Online Learning at, addressed an audience of local government trainers and HR professionals to outline the opportunities and challenges presented by the e-learning revolution.

In the session on "E-learing is real learning", Russell Holt gave an overview of the developing e-learning market and provided pointers on what local authorities need to consider to build an effective e-learning solution. The huge potential for growing e-learning in the sector was underlined by a straw poll which showed that despite the vast majority of delegates having internet access at the desktop, around 90% had yet to undertake any kind of online course. His presentation was followed by Robert Pulling of Hampshire County Council who is developing a project to make asynchronous e-learning available to the council's employees.

The event also saw other presentations from represenatives of the Return to Learn scheme, e-learning course builders Epic Plc and learning management system provider learnonline.

I&DeA is developing its own plans to promote e-learning in the sector and because of the clear demand for information identified at the seminar, TrainingZONE has set up a new thread within the Online Learning conference on its discussion forum to focus specifically on e-learning in local government.


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