Expansion at Learning Light

Dec. 8, 2006 – Learning Light (LL), the non-profit centre of excellence which highlights and promotes best practice in the use of learning technologies in the workplace, has expanded its team by appointing:
• Wendy Weller-Davies, who has joined LL’s Professional Services team as a project director. Weller-Davies has been in the learning technologies business for over 16 years and is a well respected member of the e-learning community.

She started out as an instructional designer for System Applied Technology in Sheffield, followed by fulfilling project manager, projects director and account director roles for Act E-Learning and, latterly, for the global e-learning producer, Tata Interactive Systems.

• Celia Richardson and Debbie Carlton as research associates, specialising in the health and defence sectors respectively.

Richardson has spent some ten years in learning and design, working with organisations including the University of London, INSEAD in France, the Department of Health, Lloyd’s and Hiscox (the City-based insurance house). In addition, she holds a Doctorate from the University of Toronto, Canada, for her work on the impact of technology in education.

Carlton, who has a background in engineering and holds an MBA from Henley Management College, has also spent some ten years working on learning and performance issues, mainly within the government sector, including the military and emergency services. She has also worked on knowledge flow issues for Reuters and runs the Dynamic Knowledge consultancy.

According to Mark Pittaway, LL’s CEO: “Celia and Debbie will be looking at the dynamics of change within those sectors; identifying the factors that are driving that change, and developing sector specific maturity and best practice models. These models will help organisations in these sectors identify how learning technologies can be effectively deployed in supporting their future learning needs”

• Jenny Pang as its marketing manager. A marketing specialist for the last seven years, Pang has working in business to business marketing in telecomms and software industries. Her most recent post before joining LL was with the software company, SEAMS.

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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 Objective 1 South Yorkshire.

Further information from:
Mark Pittaway/ Kay Simpson, Learning Light, +44 (0)114 201 5703
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, +44 (0)1727 860405

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