Corporate E-Learners Get Connected With COROUS
Corporate E-Llearners Get Connected With COROUS
A specially created network is bringing companies together to share their ideas
and experiences about e-learning.
The COROUS Connect Network, set up by the Open University’s corporate arm, holds
quarterly meetings for members, hosts online discussion topics each month and
offers online resources, presentations and information.
The Network, which has been meeting informally for 18 months, attracts up to
40 companies to each meeting, all interested in e-learning, but with varying
experience. "Some companies want to know about online learning, but haven’t
implemented any learning yet, others are very experienced and have well established
online staff development programmes," said COROUS Commercial Director Marion
Baldwin. "Whatever stage they are at, the networking sessions offer organisations
the opportunity to share ideas and information in a fast-growing, ever-changing
sector and because our members use a variety of suppliers the range of experience
is diverse," she added.
COROUS specialises in creating tailor-made online learning for corporate clients,
but Connect Network members use a number of suppliers to deliver their e-learning
solutions so the Network is an open and independent forum for debate.
Members include Abbey National, Barclays, Janssen-Cilag, Powergen, Shell, Bacon
and Woodrow, DfES, BAA, Johnson and Johnson and Royal and SunAlliance.
Forthcoming discussion topics for COROUS Connect Network include collaborative
tools for e-learning, providing support for e-learners, accreditation, and how
to test the effectiveness of e-learning. Organisations can join the Network
and debate these issues, as well as attending the quarterly meetings and having
access to a variety of online resources for £2,500 +VAT. For more information
contact COROUS at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 01908 659570.
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