New role beckons for net expert

April 25, 2003

E-learning expert Steve Molyneux will quit his post at Wolverhampton University this summer to devote his energies to ensuring UK companies and public-sector agencies get the best from cutting-edge e-learning and other internet-related technologies.

Professor Molyneux said: "The time has come for me to look for new challenges that will let me expand my vision and assist in implementing my own knowledge to benefit a broader audience."

Professor Molyneux has been responsible for a number of innovative projects. He developed an e-learning delivery platform called "Learnwise", which is now used by more than 115 British colleges and universities. He spearheaded a £2.6 million project to deliver online Just-In-Time training to more than 1,000 small businesses across the West Midlands. He was also the visionary behind the Telford and Wrekin Grid for Learning, a £12.5 million initiative linking 87 schools, libraries and community centres to deliver education, training and other e-government services to Telford citizens.

The Grid for Learning is widely recognised as the most advanced education network in Europe.

In his consultancy role Professor Molyneux will continue as director of Wolverhampton's Learning Lab, a European centre of excellence located at the university's Telford campus.

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