Libraries are Australia’s 2nd most popular cultural venue @ $20 a head

Posted on May 30th, 2008 in Libraries by Kirsty

via the ABC, Libraries are the second most popular cultural venue: ABS
Posted Wed May 21, 2008 4:07pm AEST

The Australian Bureau of Statistics says figures show libraries are the nation’s second most popular cultural venue, behind cinemas.

The figures on library habits were released to coincide with National Library and Information Week.

This year’s theme is ‘Libraries are for everyone’ and it seems Australia agrees.

In 2006, 46 per cent of Australians over 18 visited one.

Over a 12-month period in 2005 and 2006, females were more likely to visit, with 41 per cent making the trip compared with 27 per cent of males.

Almost 1.5 million children made the journey to the library outside of school hours.

During that time, state and territory governments spent $394 million on libraries – just under $20 per person.

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Getting Participation and Completion in enterprise elearning

Posted on May 1st, 2008 in Professional Development by Kirsty

From Rus Slater on Training Zone
I worked with two particular clients on blended programmes… with the first client (in the public sector)the take-up rate of the elearning was about 15% of the delegates that actually turned up to the training workshops (this is another story, but the actual turn up rate at workshops was about 25% of bookings). The other client (in the professional services private sector) has a take up rate on elearning of around 95% and a turn up rate at workshops of around 90%. The former simply ask people to do the elearning, the latter have a test at the end of the elearning and actually check it (as part of their IiP process), they also charge line managers for no-shows!

Interesting!!! I like the idea of charging for no-shows. When I visited Wodonga TAFE in 2004, this was a system they used for internal PD.

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