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IT Training Newswire #17: training tips, elearning, IT jobs and more


IT Trainers Newswire - Issue 17
16 May 2001


1. RESOURCES: Toolkit, IT Training Resource Centre, e-learning
2. NEWS and INFORMATION: Training Tip, Oxford Internet Institute
3. WORK OPPORTUNITIES: Project Co-ordinator, Training Specialist
4. COMMUNITY FEATURES: Can you answer these questions?


Editor's Note

This week TrainingZONE is pleased to inform IT Training
members of its new specialist zone resource centre, dedicated
to the needs of IT Managers and IT Trainers it contains news,
information and links that should not be missed.

Virus warnings are becoming so frequent that we tend to greet
new alerts in a cavalier fashion! The problem is there are
almost as many scaremongers as there are malicious virus
developers. Nevertheless, we should be vigilant – news of the
latest virus (see link below), which appears to have been created
for the more vulnerable weaknesses in the existing Outlook e-
mailer, was issued last week. How many of us dismissed this
latest warning out of hand, under the belief that it would not
affect us?

Perhaps we should all consider the implications of a virus
attack, as evidence suggests the virus creators are not going
away without a fight, quite the reverse as they appear to be
increasing in strength and cunning.

The average computer user has probably never experienced the
damage a virus can wreak, nor would they want to. To this end we
should continue to be mindful of safe surfing, and treat all e-
mails from unknown origins with extreme caution. Most importantly
never open attachments in such e-mails until absolutely certain
they are virus free.

Finally, we all know this, but lest we forget, remember to back
up all work, and then in the event of your computer having
contracted a virus real damage is kept to an absolute minimum.

Kathleen Hopper
IT Editor
mailto:[email protected]

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ASTD’s Learning Circuits Express (E-learning)
The LCE is a free information service from ASTD, containing a
wealth of information on e-learning, a must for anything e-
learning. Read more for link to their website.

XML Resources
Why not increase your web power? Achieve more skills to add to
your profile and learn about web designing language. The basics
are quite simple to master and are useful when creating your own
Members who are interested in Web creation will be aware that XML
is predicted to succeed HMTL as the international web language of
the future. Details and links to information about XML, and how
to use it, can be found at the following URL. Look for XHTML,
which is a type of ‘bridge’ between them both.



New virus warning for Outlook users
Another dangerous corrupter for Microsoft Outlook users. Check

Training Tip – Human behaviour
Continuing with IT TrainingZONE’s tips - this tip based on
Maslow’s ‘Hierarchy of Human Needs’ is invaluable to all trainers
and educators. Read on to find out how to put it into practise
as part of your training provision.

Oxford University to create Internet Institute
Find out how Oxford University plans to create the world’s first
truly multidisciplinary institute for the purpose of research and
recommendations about the effects of the Internet on Society.

Powerful XP PowerPoint
See what the new XP version of PowerPoint will be offering users,
read this fine review complete with screenshots.

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year or not, you could find it well worth viewing the programme
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