You can't know it all. No matter how smart you are, no matter how comprehensive your education, no matter how wide ranging your experience, there is simply no way to acquire all the wisdom you need to make your business thrive.
Donald Trump
We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.
Peter Drucker




Collane offers training and development supported by a number of agencies across Ireland. Many of our programmes are sponsored by local agencies such as City and County Enterprise Boards, Skillnets or FÁS
Retail Management Development (Longford County Enterprise Board)
Start Your Own Business (Cavan County Enterprise Board)
Career Renewal (FAS Services to the Unemployed NE Region)
Workplace Equality (4) (Equality Authority)
Many top educational institutions and universities offer free courses online. These may be accessed through the providers web portal but many courses are available through sites associated with entertainment or social networking. Some of ouf favourites are below:
Welcome To FÁS eLearning Portal Our Mission: To provide a range of interactive online learning courses, available any time through broadband Internet access, for those who wish to learn at their own pace. More...
Open University Logo The Open University is the UK's largest academic institution. The school's OpenLearn website gives everyone free access to both undergraduate and graduate-level course materials. Courses cover a wide range of topics, such as the arts, history, business, education, IT and computing, mathematics and statistics, science, health and technology. More ...
iTunes U Education

iTunes U — a powerful distribution system for everything from lectures to language lessons, films to labs, audiobooks to tours — is an innovative way to get educational content into the hands of students. more ...

You Tube Logo You Tube provides a range of video lessons from around the world in moere than 12 disciplines including Business, Engineering, Fine Atrs & Desigh and Science. Like with iTunes much of the content is available through your phone or PC. More ...

What Makes Moodle Special?

"We’ve both spent time researching different CMSs, and we have become fans of Moodle because it is open source, is built on a sound educational philosophy, and has a huge community that supports and develops it. "
Using Moodle, 2nd Edition, Second Edition
by Jason Cole and Helen Foster
Moodle is a Course Management System we use to add web functionality to our training programmes. Moodle is a world-wide community of educators and learners from Harvard and MIT right across to many second level colleges here in Ireland. We like it because it allows us to interface directly with learners 24/7 to provide content, answer questions or provide project focused communication with instructors, facilitators, consultanrs and others involved in the programme.
Moodle is an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment.
The system was created by computer scientist and educator Martin Dougiamas. Through his work supporting CMS in an Austrailan university he came to realise a system built around the educational process rather than an engineering process would be much more effective for educators and learners. Moodle was his response.
According to Wikipedia (see below), Moodle has a significant user base with 46,624 registered sites with 32,464,992 users in 3,161,291 courses in 209 countries and more than 75 languages are supported (as of January 9, 2010)
Learn more about Moodle on the web:
Moodle with mortar board