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IT Trainers Newswire #2


IT Trainers Newswire - Issue # 2 4 October 2000
Yell Awards 2000 - Best e-Commerce Site (B2B)


1. E-Learning access expected to double in two years
2. Latest IT Training tendering opportunities and jobs!
3. A survival guide for classroom trainers
4. StarOffice 5.2 serious contender for Microsoft Office
5. Powerpoint Resource Centre


Editor's Note
Welcome to another IT Training newswire that will
help keep you informed with latest events within the IT
industry, with a selection of stories covering organisations,
software developments and hardware developments, including the
new Intel processor III. E-learning as always has many points
of interest and also information covering the recent launch
of the LearnDirect initiative. In this regular newswire,
we will bring you a small selection of briefings, contracts
and other information which we trust will be useful to you
in your work.

Our dedicated IT Training pages can be found at editor, Carrol Rowe,
is eager to hear your news and information as well.
To contact her, mailto:[email protected]

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Latest News
A selection of recent IT Training related stories from

Freelancers advice page
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E-learning access expected to double over next two years
More organisations are looking at implementing e-learning
initiatives as part of their training programme and uptake is
expected to double.

A survival guide for classroom trainers
The forecasts for the growth of e-learning are becoming more
extravagant, writes Clive Shepherd from IT Training Magazine.

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Sun Microsystem Staroffice 5.2
Is this a serious competition to Microsoft Office, however
one area not for contention certainly is the price that is
absolutely free!

Powerpoint Resource Centre
Our guide to developing your presentational skills and
expertise using Microsoft PowerPoint.

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great offers on the Skillboosters products "Get That Job!" and
"Assert yourself".

Computers in Primary Schools, more harm than good
A report commissioned by the Alliance for Childhood Group
outlines that computers are doing more harm than good to
children in Primary Schools.

Microsoft hints and tips links
Some useful links to the Microsoft site outlining different
ways of working with their range of software such as
converting Word, Excel or Powerpoint documents into

New virus alert
A follow-up to the I LOVE YOU virus so beware!

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IT Trainers, PC Coaching Ltd, UK Wide Salary 28 - 33k

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Check out the latest job vacancies for Trainers at

Community Features

Any Answers
The Any Answers page enables you to ask questions of our 20,000
users at

This week's *star* question comes from Duncan Fitzpatrick, who
wants to know if anyone knows of any off-the-shelf training
course scheduling databases.

Mike Bond needs help with information for the optimum layout
for a computer training room.

Matthew Ford is looking for electronic tools to help collate
data to develop courseware.

Thanks to Nici Aldridge and Kieran Duignan, among many others,
who have supplied answers to recent questions posted.

To answer these and any other questions, go to use the Comments
facility at the end of each question.

Below you'll find a selection of recent IT Training requirements
from our Tenders pages:

- IT Trainers 3 days per week until 2001
- Technical trainer for Windows 2000 training, Merseyside
- Enterprise Systems Trainer wanted
- Freelance Computer Software Trainers wanted

Find out more about these opportunities and others at

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