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E-learning Newswire – October 2002


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TrainingZONE E-LearningZone Newswire
October 2002
EDITORIAL: What went on at WOLCE?
RESOURCES: Put your training online
FEATURES: International e-learning programmes, SCORM explained, fusing e-learning with knowledge management
ANY ANSWERS: Internal marketing, DVD learning, experiences of e-HR

Editor's note

The nights are drawing in, the year's events are slipping past
quickly, so we headed off to WOLCE to catch up with what the
industry is doing. WOLCE has expanded its remit to include all
areas of learning, but e-learning and related operations
dominated the exhibition. Find out what we found here:

Ben Hawes
News Editor, TrainingZONE
[email protected]

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A selection of our specialist features this month. For
regular updates, see

SCORM in a teacup!
Do you need to know more about technical standards in e-learning?
Dr Tabetha Newman has provided in indepth and very readable guide
(no mean feat!) to the SCORM standards and what they aim to do
for the industry and for you:

Going Global - training staff from Birmingham to Buenos Aires
Karina Ward looks at the issues behind designing and implementing
e-learning for staff across several countries:

E-learning and knowledge management at the crossroads
Is e-learning part of knowledge management or vice versa? Does it
matter? Probably not! Pete Richards suggests that the practical
combination of e-learning with current organisational knowledge
is the crucial thing if you want to avoid costly mistakes:

LSC backs skills for e-learning
Hot on the heels of the e-learning taskforce's call for
subsidised IT training to give the general public better access
to e-learning, comes a similar idea from the LSC. Could this be
the start of a major public uptake of e-learning?

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Any Answers
Here are some of the recent questions that have been asked on
E-learningZone this month. Can you help?

Due to low take up of our e-learning academy, we are looking to
add non-vocational software ( i.e. languages, soft skills,
cookery??) to our existing Knowledge Pathways system. The hope
is to increase awareness and interest, which can then be
channeled towards job-relevant courses. Any past experiences in
internal marketing would be a great help, requests Louise Volsen

- Is anyone utilising DVD learning programmes for professional
development, especially within education or the public sector?,
asks Peter Brereton

- I am currently writing a book on e-HR and would like to talk
to people who have some knowledge about using web-based
technologies including e-learning. I am particularly interested
to find out how technologies such as these are being used, what
benefits they have brought and what difficulties have been
experienced, asks Bryan Hopkins

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own you'd like to share with the community, simply go to

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