On Sunday the 26th April, Ciaran O’Hare, Director at Aurion Learning raised a whopping £2116 for Northern Ireland’s Cancer Fund for Children (NICFC) by competing in the London Marathon.

Ciaran raced past his target of £1600 and crossed the finishing line at an impressive 4 hours, 38 minutes. All of the money raised will be donated to NICFC and used to help families in Northern Ireland who have a child suffering from cancer.

Ciaran’s fundraising efforts are reflective of a long history of giving and volunteering at Aurion Learning. In May 2014, members from the Aurion Learning team formed a relay team for the Belfast Marathon, raising money for Education and Technology charity Camara. In June 2014, nine members of the team participated in the Race for Life at Stormont, raising money for Cancer Research UK.

Speaking about the achievement, Ciaran O’Hare, Director at Aurion Learning said:
“Brilliant non-stop support from the crowd – real carnival atmosphere throughout the race, happy enough finishing 23,894th in what is officially the largest annual fund raising event in the world and most importantly adding my own small contribution on behalf of the NI Cancer Fund for Children, many thanks to all my generous sponsors!”
It’s not too late to donate so if you would like to contribute money to NICFC, visit the official marathon fundraising page.

If you would like to hear more about Aurion Learning’s fundraising and giving, download a copy of the Corporate Responsibility Report for 2014.

Learning Nexus and Safety4Business have opened an office in Scotland. Based in Hamilton, the office is located at MediaCorp House, the home of Learning Nexus’s Scottish partner, MediaCorp.

The aim of this expansion is to support current customers, develop future business and further the alliance with MediaCorp to serve the Scottish corporate and public sectors.

Ken George, Director of Learning Nexus and Safety4Business said, “The new office reinforces our commitment to contribute to the learning and development aspirations of employers and employees in Scotland, and to the working partnership with MediaCorp.” 

The new office facilities in Caird Park, Hamilton, provides them with a stable training, support and meeting base for future projects and growth.

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Understand why the founders decided to enter such a competitive market and the problems their unique platform solves:

  • Help your people learn anywhere on almost any device
  • Marry your Instructor Led Training (ILT) with your Online eLearning - One location
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  • Increase training attendance and compliance - In a click or two
  • Never miss a staff review or appraisal - Turn your WORST managers into coaching superstars
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1. Background and design rational
2. Rapid fire Demo - Administrators console - Course builder - Learners View - Staff Reviews
3. Your feedback and Q&A

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Create eLearning is an online Training and Compliance Systems that:

  • Increases compliance and performance
  • Tracks capabilities, certification and gain control of training records
  • Reduces errors, risk, costs and help drive business performance and profit

They'll be exhibiting at the CIPD L&D show on the 13th and 14th of May 2015 at the Olympia London, so feel free to drop by stand 684 for a free coffee and a quick chat.

If you would like to book a more in depth meeting to discuss any aspects of the platform, drop This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. an email and he'll be happy to find a time to chat things over.



I’m sure that by now many of you will already have come across the biggest buzzword to hit E-Learning town since the second coming of SCORM in 2004.

Yes folks, a new standard has landed on our shores and it’s called Tin Can API (AKA Experience API).

So what is Tin Can? What does it do? What does it look like? And what can it do for your organisation? Well let’s have a look.

Read the full article from Aurion Learning.

Finding & Using Open Education Resources

Our next Members Meeting is being held on 24th April at the Quality Scotland Academy in Edinburgh.

Our main speaker at this meeting is Pete Cannell from the Open University in Scotland who will give us some background to Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS).

Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS) is a sector wide project led by the Open University in Scotland that's looking at how the development of effective practice in the use of Open Educational Resource supports widening participation, transitions into education and between different episodes of education and training.

Pete Cannell (the co-director of the project) will look at some examples of the partnership developments that OEPS is working on and will discuss how some of the resources being developed through OEPS may be able to support new initiatives.

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This event is free for Members to attend, and £30 for non-Members.

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Working with Scotland’s communities is a national study to find out more about the diverse range of paid workers and volunteers that provide community learning and development across Scotland. The online survey aimed at the organisations that employ these workers and volunteers is now open until Friday 10 April.

We know that community learning and development approaches are used by workers and volunteers with a variety of job titles in a range of different organisations in the community, voluntary and public sectors.

We want to hear from as many of these organisations as possible to build a current national picture of how many workers and volunteers there are, what they do, and what their training and development issues are. Please be aware that we’re only looking for one response on behalf of each organisation or service.

The findings from the survey will be used to inform national community learning and development policy and planning.

Working with Scotland’s communities is being carried out by Education Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government, with help and support from the following national partners – Youthlink Scotland; The Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC); The Workers Educational Association (WEA); The CLD Standards Council for Scotland; and CLD Managers Scotland.

Take the online survey.