The people who publish one of my favorite magazines, Elearning! magazine, have launched a new publication focused on the government sector: Government Elearning! (see the website, which has a lot of content freely available).
The first issue is the Spring 2009 issue, and Catherine Upton's Publisher's Note introduces it this way:
"Government Elearning! magazine helps executives power the public sector with learning technologies. The magazine serves a robust $100 billion public sector learning market, growing 22 percent. Each issue of Government Elearning! magazine provides you with real-world examples of e-learning at work."
While many magazines and newspapers struggle, Catherine makes a good case that this is a good time to launch a magazine with a government-sector focus, as there are many initiatives in the federal government that are underway now or about to get underway. And that's not even including the likely infusion of billions of stimulus dollars that the L&D industry might see in the coming months and years (which is covered in an article on page 10 of the magazine).
This inaugural issue is chock full of great articles, data, and survey results. And I was pleased to see two mentions of Element K: first on page 10 as finalist winners of their "Best I.T. Content" award, and then again in the New Products: Content section on page 44 where our recently-announced "Real World Blended Learning Subscriptions" offering is briefly described. I look forward to future issues of this new magazine, and I encourage anyone interested in e-Learning in the government sector to check it out!
— Thomas Stone (Tom_Stone@elementk.com)