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IT Trainers Newswire 19 – elearning in practice at the NEC, IBM watch, mouse games


IT Trainers Newswire - Issue 19
18 June 2001

1. RESOURCES: E-learning in Practice at the NEC: 28 June
3. WORK OPPORTUNITIES: E-learning Network Performance
Development Manager, major government initiative
4. COMMUNITY FEATURES: Seeking games for the mouse

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E-learning in Practice
E-learning in Practice: Just one of the three packed days of
seminars running at the NEC next week. Sessions to include
current developments, e-learning and the knowledge economy,
expert panel questions, setting the business case for e-learning.
Come and hear Stephen Molyneux, Xebec McGraw-Hill, Vodafone,
David Wilson, Airtours and others give their opinions on the
present and future for e-learning.

Are there any good alternatives to PowerPoint?
Office XP (complete with PowerPoint 2002) is now officially
launched, but what if you just don't want to 'experience' this
latest upgrade from Microsoft? You may be thinking, 'What
choice do I have? What other presentation software is there?'.
Glad you asked, says Scott Stein, who's collected together some
information on other presentation software packages.

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A round-up of IT training news this fortnight. For more, see

Lguide picks best in class for online learning
USwebsite Lguide, who specialise in evaluating and reviewing e-
learning offerings, have announced their pick of online learning
products so far this year.

IBM Watch
A major breakthrough revealed this week by IBM could mean
computers are as much as a third faster than before.

How to: Understand voice recognition applications
Voice recognition explained and when to use it in a business

Voyeurs of the McVeigh execution infected
Users who tried to download footage of the execution of Oklahoma
bomber Timothy McVeigh found their computers infected with a

Transferring learning back to the workplace
Research has show that much of the investment in IT training is
wasted as what is learned on courses doesn't transfer back to
the workplace. Here we examine ways in which trainers and
training managers might more effectively ensure that transfer of
learning back to the workplace.

Beyond the event - the future for trainers?
Trainer Development Consultant looks at the future for trainers
and argues that their skills should be developed and deployed
outside, as well as inside, the classroom.

Got a vacancy to fill? If you want a targeted response,
advertising on TrainingZONE ensures your position is seen by
32,000 members working in training and development. For more

This week's top opportunities include:

- E-learning Network Performance Development Manager, to co-
ordinate business improvement across major government initiative,
to 29k, based Sheffield

- Consultant/Lead Consultant, to deliver integrated e-learning
and consultancy services, salary neg. + bens, Gatwick area

See the full details of these and other vacancies at


Any Answers
Top IT questions being asked by TrainingZONE members this month:

- Heather Stockwell seeks exciting games to teach beginners to
use the mouse and keyboard

- Natalie Descheres wants to know how to become a European
Computing Driving Licence instructor

- Andrew Rea seeks ideas for innovative ways of using the
Internet in the classroom

Can you help? Post your answers at

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