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LearningWire #210 – Market reports, degrees, adult education plans, e-learning drop-outs


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 210
1 July 2002

REFERENCE: Get the facts on training, evaluating leadership
NEWS/FEATURES: What are degrees worth? FE plans and improvements
COMMUNITY: E-learning drop-outs, benchmarking, spelling

Editor's note

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What's the training market worth?
Did you know? The training market in the UK is estimated to be
worth between 3.5bn GBP and 4bn GBP a year. That's according to
leading market research analysts Key Note, who have published
their latest comprehensive review of the private sector training
market. According to the research, there was a fall in the
growth of the training market last year, due in part to a move
towards more in-house training. Technology-based training is
less popular than expected, with e-learning being used for
specific purposes. On a brighter note, Key Note forecasts a
return to growth in 2004. Key Note reports are invaluable for
anyone wishing to track developments in their own industry or
others - and this is no exception. There are over 500 market and
industry reports to choose from. Purchase a snapshot, digest
or the full report - and access free sample reports - now at

Evaluating leadership development
Are you interested in the answers to these questions?
- Is leadership about something innate or can we really influence
- How can I define leadership both qualitatively and
- How do I gauge whether leadership has improved?
- What difference would better leadership mean for my
- How do I get senior people to admit they need to work on their
leadership skills?
- How do I get real commitment for my leadership programmes?
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Research shows financial advantages of degrees

Publishing sector fails to get a Skills Council

More young people in work-based learning

FE students improving

The DfES wants your input on plans for adult education

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Any Answers

A selection from this week's questions:

- Can you recommend a good e-learning product to improve
spelling, grammar and vocabulary? asks Joanne Rogers

- Any suggestions on benchmarking a leadership development
process? asks Peter Swanson

- Are there any figures on drop-out rates in e-learning with and
without a tutor? asks Julie Thomas

Thanks to Yasmin Sheikh, Jon Kendall, Tim Drewitt and Nigel
Higgs, who were among those sharing the benefit of their
expertise with other members this week.

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