These selected white papers, are intended to help you better understand the elearning landscape, and make informed choices about the best solutions to meet your training needs. We also provide you with some simple guidance to help you write your requirements brief and select the best partner to get the most from your elearning investment.


The Elearning List Guide to Writing an RFP for Elearning
This paper is designed to help training buyers put together a Request for Proposals as part of an e-learning solution procurement process.
The Elearning List Guide to Buying Elearning Services
This six-step guide to buying e-learning is designed to help you get your e-learning project off to a good start by giving some simple advice on finding and engaging with the right suppliers to meet your needs.
New Managers Best Practice Guide
For L&D and HR professionals, how to accelerate the time to proficiency for new managers in your organisation with the simple process detailed in this guide. Turn your newbies into a ‘safe pair of hands’ in no time. ...
Published by: People Alchemy Ltd
eLearning vs eReference
For Learning and development professionals seeking to implement new technologies, this best practice guide introduces the new KiFi system model. Enabling you to identify the differences and uses of two different types of learning products – a Know it product and a Find it product....
Published by: People Alchemy Ltd
4 eLearning Trends for 2017
The learning industry is rapidly growing. What trends will be expected this year?...
Published by: Optimised Learning
ISO 9001 Quality Management Accreditation
Optimised Learning has been certified with the ISO 9001 Quality Management Accreditation. Read on to find out what the accreditation is and how it is beneficial....
Published by: Optimised Learning
7 Tips For Choosing the Best LMS For Your Business
Recently posted by Oxagile, the white paper helps you ask useful questions so you can find the right solution. In addition, the paper discusses the merits of customization and development from scratch, and puts five competing platforms head-to-head....
Published by: Oxagile
The Digital Colleague
Helping co-workers in their “moment of need” with performance Support. You pick up 70% of knowledge at the workplace, 20% via social learning and just 10% via formal learning and training. For this reason, many companies have said goodbye to “learning ahead” and stockpiling knowledge. ...
Published by: tts Knowledge Solutions Ltd.
Feed your Workforce (Little and Often)
This whitepaper presents how creating a library of bite-sized short courses can aid in creating a learner driven culture. ...
Published by: Prodeceo Ltd
Anti-Bribery & Corruption 2010 White Paper
A 2010 White Paper guide for UK firms on the UK Bribery Act including the implications for effective training....
Published by: Eukleia Training
ECLAP Success story
ECLAP is the European digital library of performing arts that includes an enormous variety of artistic contents from international institutions, Universities, foundations, museums, art schools and make them available on a single platform....
Published by: Effective Knowledge Srl
First Class success story
First Class is an Italian company that performs services and organizational activity of residential scientific-medical training events......
Published by: Effective Knowledge Srl
eBrain, the intelligent training everywhere
The best way to develop, train and manage your own human capital (HCM) according to the company’s Business goals and to improve performance and resource sharing. eBrain guarantees business growth and continuous training, accessible anywhere and with any device. ...
Published by: Effective Knowledge Srl
Cutting the cost of IT support and improving end-user adoption
A case study featuring SkillSet working with Carewatch....
Published by: SkillSet Ltd
Using bite-sized eLearning to improve product knowledge among pharmacy staff
A case study featuring SkillSet working with Tesco....
Published by: SkillSet Ltd
Designing a delivering a blended learning programme to support the global roll-out of an eRecruitmen
A case study featuring SkillSet working with British American Tobacco....
Published by: SkillSet Ltd
The Cloud Realities
discusses how the cloud industry has emerged as an aggregator industry with enormous promise and equally large unseen risks....
Published by: Global Knowledge Ltd
"Ten Security Concerns for Cloud Computing"
written by Michael Gregg, Global Knowledge instructor. This white paper covers a brief introduction to Cloud Computing as well as focusing on the perceived security risks of migrating to a Cloud environment....
Published by: Global Knowledge Ltd
How Learning Trends like Cloud, SaaS and Mobile influence the adoption of an E-Learning platform
Why do corporates choose E-Learning for training projects? Adoption of E-Learning solution: selection criteria and recent trends in Learning Technologies like Cloud, Software as a Service, Social and Mobile Learning, plus Talent Management oriented solutions....
Published by: Docebo
Informal Learning - How to manage it without killing it.
Informal learning is the powerhouse of learning in the workplace. Studies show that people learn much more about their jobs informally. So the big question is how to manage informal learning in a way that improves what is happening without destroying the informality – without destroying the ver...
Published by: People Alchemy Ltd
System Selection
A method to assist in selecting a computer based system for supporting staff learning and development goals. Successfully selecting a computer based system to assist with achieving staff learning and development (L&D) goals is not a simple process, and yet many treat it as such, leading to failed i...
Published by: People Alchemy Ltd
eLearning vs. eReference... a vital distinction that could cost you thousands of pounds!
Many people think that eLearning and eReference are the same - and this misunderstanding can lead to whole projects failing and budget wasted on the wrong system. This Best Practice Guide will fundamentally change your thinking - or maybe it will confirm that you are on the right track. It will a...
Published by: People Alchemy Ltd
IT Implementations … How to make the training part cheaper!!
This white paper talks about one of my most recent customers and how we have been able to considerably reduce the cost of IT training projects by taking a more blended approach and creating material that services multiple business needs without the need to repeat effort....
Published by: iTrain
Thinking About eLearning: It's not just about the software you know
When organisations are thinking about eLearning one of the most common questions asked by customers is ‘How will eLearning effectively make a difference in our organisation?’ This white paper explains what you need to consider along with the software....
Published by: iTrain
MIST - Reducing risk across the oil and gas supply chain.
Atlas is helping the UK offshore industry to meet its regulatory compliance obligations and to produce a safer workforce and, ultimately, a safer workplace. MIST has wide support across the UKCS oil and gas industry with steady growth in uptake since it was introduced – over 48,500 oil and gas ...
Published by: Atlas Knowledge Group
Organisational Benefits of e-learning
White Paper outlining a range of research proving the effectiveness of e-learning for training and development...
Published by: LEO
White Paper: Virtual Worlds and the Built Environment
Planners, developers, builders and architects should be looking to virtual worlds to provide a whole-life model of their project according to a white paper released today by virtual worlds solutions provider Daden Limited. The white paper explores the current use and future opportunity of virtual...
Published by: Daden Limited
Virtual worlds for training and education
The paper describes the different ways of using virtual worlds for learning ranging from the most basic Remote Learning level to "Not Possible In Real Life"(NIPRL)....
Published by: Daden Limited
Deploying Chatbots for customer advantage
The white paper aims to help organisations and businesses understand what chatbots (virtual assistants) are, how they are being used to win more customers, grow revenues, improve customer satisfaction and reduce cost....
Published by: Daden Limited
The future of Virtual Worlds
The paper describes Daden's current thoughts about what virtual worlds really are, where we think they are going and why they will be so important. It is intentionally provocative and it takes a medium and long focus on the subject looking at the impact of virtual worlds over the next 5-50 years....
Published by: Daden Limited
LMS comparison
LMS comparison allows making the right choice when searching for a suitable LMS. We selected several criteria for learning management system comparison which are usually key points to consider when choosing LMS for your business. Please keep in mind that the division is not strict – many LMS...
Published by: JoomlaLMS
Implementing e-learning for business success
Dr Owen Rose describes the practical steps that helped promote widespread adoption of e-learning in a care-focused business....
Published by: Acteon Communication and Learning
E-learning is the foundation for growth
E-learning is an essential business partner for Priory Group. Here, Owen Rose describes the journey that has made learning technology a platform for competitive advantage in this healthcare business. ...
Published by: Acteon Communication and Learning
Rapid Interactivity Building through Raptivity
World's first & award winning innovative tool to create flash based, instructional sound interactive learning content without any interventions of flash programming & instructional design....
Published by: Harbinger Knowledge Products
Summary of available Epic White Papers
Epic’s White Paper discussion documents inform and stimulate thought about ‘everything e’. They’re lively, informative and a great read! They are free and there are over 30 to choose from!...
Published by: LEO
HCS Successful eLearning Whitepaper
In this document we’ll describe why it’s essential to move e-Learning into the Business, and discuss how to develop a compelling business case for successful adoption and implementation of e-Learning in your organisation....
Published by: ComOps
HCS Tools for Tough Times Whitepaper
Selectively 'Right-Sizing' Unfortunately for many organisations the current economic down-turn means only one thing – cost reduction. Every day more and more companies are making massive lay-offs. But which companies are making the right decisions – and how?...
Published by: ComOps
HCS mLearning Whitepaper
Get Practical with mLearning - the missing link. This paper focuses on the practicalities of training people using mobile devices and the supporting framework required to make such training meaning full to a corporate audience....
Published by: ComOps
HCS Learning Pathways Whitepaper
Retaining and Developing Employees with Learning Pathways. The keys to a successful roll out...
Published by: ComOps
HCS Discovery Whitepaper
Minimise your training costs and get ahead in these hard times. A guide to a quick and cost effective LMS implementation...
Published by: ComOps
HCS BI Enablement Loop Whitepaper
A well implemented Business Intelligence (BI) Technology Solution can help organisations gain access to relevant answers in real-time. This empowers key stakeholders to be able to make the right decisions, resulting in increased potential for revenue generation while reducing overall costs. ...
Published by: ComOps
Common Competency Management Pitfalls: How to Avoid Detours on the Road to Competency Management
Interested in competency management? Read this white paper to learn about some of the common issues that put projects on hold and how to avoid them. Read more....
Published by: Avilar
Sales Force Tune-Up
Driving new sales is important for any for-profit company or organization. How do you improve performance in the most effective way? Identify their skill gaps and provide targeting training where it's needed most. Read more....
Published by: Avilar
Implementing Competency Management: The Critical Success Factors
Implementing competency management can be a tough challenge, but it doesn't have to be. Read this white paper to learn some best practices and how to implement and plan for a successful program....
Published by: Avilar
6 Steps to Maximize Training Budgets
We all know that training is a vital part of maintaining an optimized workforce and staying competitive in today’s quickly evolving marketplace. But how do you get the most out of the money you have set aside for training? Read More....
Published by: Avilar
Setting the Standard for Successful e-Learing in Local Government
Case study of how Brent Council won an award by combining the Course-Source LMS with Learning Pool ant other course content and integrated it with HR systems, delivering a highly customised solution at a fraction of the cost of an in-house LMS. ...
Published by: Course-Source
From libraries to classrooms, Cardiff CC makes efficiency savings with e-learning
The impact e-learning has had on different areas of the council, from libraries to ILM students. ...
Published by: Learning Pool
Rotherham MBC trains 1,500 staff on Safeguarding Adults
Rotherham MBC delivered 478 hours of Safeguarding Adults training to 1,500 officers in just 3 months ...
Published by: Learning Pool
What is your time worth?
Being more effective with fewer resources can yield good returns, as Blaenau Gwent CBC knows....
Published by: Learning Pool
Blaenau Gwent saves cash by moving to e-learning
Due to financial constraints and capacity issues Blaenau Gwent switched to e-learning....
Published by: Learning Pool
Plymouth ROI case study
Massive savings realised by delivering GCSx training via e-learning not classroom....
Published by: Learning Pool
Meeting your Government Connect GSCx training needs
This white paper details: • How Plymouth CC created training resources for £3 per head • Your Questions Answered • How Blaenau Gwent CBC evidenced its GCSx training...
Published by: Learning Pool
Online CC Case Studies
Online is a digital interactive agency; we specialise in video and digital product development for the education and charity sectors. In recent months we have designed and produced websites, flash games, CD-ROMS, elearning modules and video projects for a variety of clients. Our team of developer...
Published by: Open Creative Communications
Rapid E-Learning
This article was written for Bersin & Associates and published by Learning and Training Innovatios (LTI). It is a subset of the original Rapid E-Learning research report that coined this term in 2004....
Published by: BlueStreak Learning
Selecting an E-Learning Partner
This article provides the qualifications that you should be seeking when you search for an e-learning vendor....
Published by: BlueStreak Learning
E-Learning Strategy: A Framework for Success
In this article, I discuss the six factors that are addressed in all successful e-learning programs....
Published by: BlueStreak Learning
Engaging Sceptical Learners: The Science of Learning Design
Using the Institute of Physics as a case study, this article explores how Nelson Croom used a new process for learning design to engage the interest and change the behaviour of a group of sceptical learners....
Published by: Nelson Croom
Going Undercover: Monitoring and measuring the effectiveness of online learning
This article explores the different approaches to tracking and measurement and how to choose the most appropriate for your project....
Published by: Nelson Croom
Case Study: OffPAT implements e-learning
A study of how The Office of Project and Programme Advice and Training teamed up with Information Transfer to develop a delivery system and set of e-learning materials....
Published by: Acteon Communication and Learning
9 Things About Webinars & Webcasting
If you’re thinking about running a webcast or webinar then you should find this guide helpful in thinking through the process from start to finish. It covers pre-event planning, promotion, archiving for on-demand viewing, and a little bit of technical info (but not too much). ...
Published by: Kinura Web Video
Make Your E-learning Garden Grow
This article from Information Transfer provides a series of tips on gaining widespread adoption of e-learning withing an organisation. ...
Published by: Acteon Communication and Learning
The Many Faces of E-learning
a review of how e-learning has developed over the past twenty years and how well it is adapting to the extraordinary changes which we are currently witnessing in the ways we communicate and share information....
Published by: Clive Shepherd
Learning in Three Dimensions
The cost of media production is tumbling, and e-learning projects based on 3D virtual worlds are now accessible to organisations that can afford to pay external contractors to create bespoke e-learning solutions....
Published by: Clive Shepherd
Mobile Learning on the Move
Just when you thought you'd finally come to terms with e-learning – the technical standards, the accessibility issues, the problems of compatibility and bandwidth – the process starts all over again, this time with mobile technology....
Published by: Clive Shepherd
Clive's Columns
A compendium of 33 of Clive Shepherd's columns on e-learning and blended learning, originally published between 2003 and 2007 in IT Training and Learning & Development magazines....
Published by: Clive Shepherd
eLearning: What Is It Good For
This is the first in a series of articles by Rob Hubbard of LearningAge Solutions aimed at those taking their first steps with elearning. Here we will look at where elearning works well, and also where you should consider other training methods....
Published by: LAS (LearningAge Solutions)