Learning Light director in Barbados to deliver keynote lecture on e-learning
The lecture - on ‘The Future of Tertiary Education and its Impact on Economic Growth: the marriage between ICT and Education’ - marks the key event in the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries (BCSI) National Services Week and takes place on 11th November at the island’s National Bank.
An influential commentator and consultant in the e-learning and learning technologies world, David’s presentation, among other things, will draw on information contained in Learning Light’s major report on some the world’s leading e-learning markets - A Review of the e-learning markets of the UK, EU and China 2014 – published this summer.
David Patterson commented: “The Services in Action Lecture Series aims to create an annual national forum where leading thinkers and professionals discuss the challenges and share solutions for economic growth as it relates to Barbados’ service sector. It’s this sector which is the primary contributor to the island’s gross domestic product (GDP).
“The focus for this year’s lecture series is on changing the dialogue from merely ‘the cost of education’ to education as big business, facilitated through e-learning, as an economic driver for Barbados.”
BCSI is a business support organisation dedicated to representing the interests of the island’s service providers and the services sector. National Services Week, which runs from 8th to 14th November, is the BCSI’s flagship annual event, providing opportunities to tell the Barbadian public about the services sector and strategies to encourage growth in the island’s economy and businesses.
According to the BCSI, it hopes that the lecture series will encourage multi-sectoral dialogue and the formation of a national committee dedicated to ‘education as big business’. It is also hoping that the lectures will prompt a number of practical education-related strategies and solutions.
About The Barbados Coalition of Service Industries
The Barbados Coalition of Service Industries (BCSI) was established in 2002 following a CARICOM decision urging the setting up of dedicated bodies in the region to focus on driving the region’s agenda for trade in services. The BCSI was the first services coalition to be established in the region and exists to develop, diversify and foster the international competiveness of the Barbados service sector and its service providers.
About Learning Light Ltd
Sheffield-based Learning Light, founded, in 2005, provides advice and help to organisations using e-learning and learning technologies to improve their business performance. It’s one of the few organisations in Europe that publishes regular research on the e-learning market – notably publishing in-depth reports on the UK and European e-learning markets, encompassing market size, growth projections and technology trends.
Learning Light’s research has been used widely by Governments to inform economic policy; by universities and education establishments; by journalists; by investors evaluating new opportunities and by other research organisations.
Learning Light provides support for clients at all stages of an e-learning project and also offers ready-developed e-learning courses in a variety of topics, as well as a range of courses for the engineering, manufacturing, waste management and recycling sectors. It is a WAMITAB Approved Centre to deliver qualifications.
Learning Light Ltd
Sheffield Technology Parks, Suite 21, Cooper Buildings, Sheffield S1 2NS, UK
Telephone: +44(0)114 307 2357/2368; Web www.learninglight.com
Contact: David Patterson/ Gill Broadhead
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