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IT Trainers Newswire – Issue 10


IT Trainers Newswire - Issue 10
7 February 2001
Yell Awards 2000 - Best e-Commerce Site (B2B)


  1. RESOURCES: Learningmatters/TrainingZONE video deal
  2. NEWS and INFORMATION: Learning Technologies Exhibition Review
  3. WORK OPPORTUNITIES: European Training Director and more


Editor's Note

The month of January certainly felt as though all TrainingZONE IT editorial staff did was attend IT xhibitions. The Learning Technologies Review covers many but not all of the stands that were at the exhibition, where some information gathered was beneficial, but there was not much that really appeared to be breaking new ground. The same faces, the same marketing documents, press releases etc appear to have been making the rounds. This however, is somewhat comforting and maybe IT Trainers may feel the same where we are keeping abreast with technology and not sprinting to keep up with the latest IT events for a change.

The Institute of IT Training have held their annual IT Training Awards Dinner and winners have been announced which TrainingZONE are pleased to say that they participated in some of the judging events to find winners in each of the categories. Competition is getting tougher each year!

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.

Carrol Rowe
Editor, IT Training

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Review: Learning Technologies Exhibition 2001
This review covers some of the exhibitors and stands that were at this years Learning Technologies Exhibition.

Website offering e-commerce advice
Microsoft set up website to offer e-commerce advice on business-to-consumer issues and how strong businesses can be built upon their .net technology.

Learningmatters and TrainingZONE video deal!
Stuck for inspiration? The learningmatters area of the
TrainingZONE Toolkit has a wide range of support materials
designed to run as complete training sessions for 2 or more
delegates. To celebrate the launch of new activities using Video Arts clips, learning matters are offering TrainingZONE members a special deal.

Unmetered Internet Access
How to get unmetered access to the Internet has recently been up-dated with the latest advice, this article looks at ways in which you can reduce your phonebill!

Women and the Internet
The Internet appears to be a greater attraction for men than women. This is according to new research published this week, which seems to have spurred the government on to do something about it.

Focus Quality Services has developed a FREE Online Investors in People diagnostic questionnaire. This is a simple, quick and effective way of measuring how your organisation could be assessed against the UKs only national quality standard for human resources. All users of the questionnaire will be entered in to a FREE prize draw to win a Palm Pilot. Go to

Freelancers advice page
Go to TrainingZONEs freelancers page, which is building into a comprehensive resource for those who are self-employed and those who are interested in 'going freelance' alike. Check out the one-stop shop at.

Top secret changes made to MS Whistler
Microsoft have been making changes to the look and feel of the desktop versions of Whistler, their next generation of the Windows operating system, however, high security precautions have been taken to ensure that no-one sees the product until Beta 2 version is released in February.

Indian Earthquake Appeal
To help the survivors of the Indian Earthquake by making a
donation, please click here

PowerPoint Tips
Do not forget, there is a complete PowerPoint Resource Centre, including a design and consultancy service to help you produce the very best PowerPoint presentations at


Any Answers
Any Answers is your free hotline to 25,000 training and HR
professionals, many of whom are happy to share their experiences and knowledge to make your life easier. This week, TrainingZONE members ask:

- How do I undertake an IT Training Needs Analysis?
- Anyone with not-so-common e-mail clients?
- Innovative ways for developing project management skills?

Making the move to adopting Linux
How valuable would you consider a move would be to using Linux within your organisation? Does the fact that this operating system come for free make it a viable option?

TrainingZONE is a community of 25,000 professionals. Join today.
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New e-learning feature from Don Clarks, Big Bowl of Biscuits
One of TrainingZONEs favourite training websites has added a new section devoted to reflections on e-learning.


Check out your clients
Did you know you can obtain full information about any UK company or company director online, including their financial reports, company statements and partner details. It is an invaluable way of discovering whether your client is likely to be able to pay your invoices, who owns them, what their trading history is like, and what their plans are. Check out your clients online at
This is just one of several directory services of direct relevance to your business all listed at


Managers getting to grips with IT
The increasing strategic importance of IT is adding the need for new skill-sets to management roles argues Ftdynamo, in the latest of a series of columns written for HR Zone.

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More training resources added to the online Toolkit
The Toolkit is the most popular area of TrainingZONE. It provides you with a host of resource materials and guides all in easy-to-print or immediately downloadable file format. It includes practical resources in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Acrobat format, so you are certain to find materials which you can use today.
Recently we added 1,600 new learning resources from the Learning Matters reference library (covering a range of topics). This week, we have added more resources of which this is a selection:
** Assessors and Verifiers, range of guides
** Mentoring, the mentoring process and selecting mentors
** Writing Excel Macros
** 21 ways to conduct better interviews
** Learning skills, learning style inventory, learning conditions
** Powerpoint design service
** Starting an online training business
** How to write winning training proposals.
These resources have been contributed by TrainingZONE and HR Zone members. If you have quality resources which you would like published, we are always happy to consider them.
All the downloadable training resources in the Toolkit can be found at

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

- Associate Trainers
- Excel VBA Trainer
- Advanced Excel Trainer

Find out more about these opportunities and others at

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