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IT Trainers Newswire #5


IT Trainers Newswire - Issue # 5 15 November 2000
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1. Exclusive interview with Colin Steed, Chief Exec, IITT
2. E-Learners are not comfortable with e-learning technology
3. Are companies paying too much for their classroom training?
4. Microsoft Windows Whistler Beta 1 version released
5. Survey 2000, Attitudes to e-learning


Editor's Note
TrainingZONE are pleased to include in this edition of the IT
Trainers Newswire an exclusive interview TrainingZONE held with
Colin Steed, the new Chief Executive of the Institute of IT
Training with his ideas and thoughts as to how he hopes to lead
this Institute forward into the 21st Century.

Positive changes to the Institute are promised by Colin to ensure
that IITT members benefit from their membership and that they
belong to an organisation that represents and supports the IT
Trainer in their profession. The aim of the Institute is to
heighten the profile of the IT Trainer as a professional in exactly
the same way as teachers are in their teaching profession. IT
Trainers are the Teachers of Industry, quotes Colin, and should be
recognised as such. A statement that TrainingZONE wholeheartedly
agree with.

This newsletter covers a range of stories for the IT Trainer from
general training issues through to latest software/hardware
releases from a variety of organisations and is intended to keep
you informed of as many IT issues of relevance that can be found.

TrainingZones dedicated IT Training pages can be found at editor, Carrol Rowe,
is eager to hear your news and any information you feel would
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Exclusive interview with Colin Steed, Chief Executive of the IITT
TrainingZONE interviewed the new Chief Executive of the Institute
of IT Training with thoughts and ambitions for the future of this

E-Trainers are not comfortable with e-learning technology
The Electronic Training Villages latest survey finds that many
trainers are not yet at ease with the technology and delivery
methods required.

Are companies paying too much for their classroom training?
Are companies paying the right price for their classroom IT
training, or as the heading above states are you getting value for

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Microsoft Windows Whistler Beta 1 version released
At the beginning of this month, Microsoft have released their beta
1 version of Whistler, the successor to Windows 2000 for testing
and evaluation.

Survey 2000, Attitudes to e-learning
A national survey conducted by the Campaign for Learning, KPMG Ufi
Ltd and Peter Honey Learning examined the practice and attitudes
of those who had undertaken e-learning as a course of study.


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British companies anxious over e-commerce revolution
Over 300 british companies were surveyed to find out how they are
dealing with the e-commerce revolution, only to find that many are
not implementing an e-commerce plan.

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Use super-users to deliver IT training at your peril
The National Computing Centre (NCC) has warned businesses that by
asking super-users to deliver training that they are in danger
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Women are key to unlocking the ICT skills gap
More women need to be recruited into careers in Information and
Communications Technology (ICT) to redress the skills gap.

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