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LearningWire #185 – EvaluationZone launches, 50 tips for keeping a learning log, new goals for personal development


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 185
7 January 2002

EvaluationZone launches...New year, new goals for personal
development... 50 tips for keeping a learning log...

Editor's note

We kick off 2002 with a brand-new resource aimed at tackling one
of the key sticking points for any Training Manager or Provider -
evaluation. From today until Sunday 20 January, you can
experience a free taster showing exactly how this new online
development programme is going to work. To try it now, go to

On Thursday, there's a chance to chat live with Paul Kearns on
the thorny issue of Return on Investment. Find out if you really
need to be thinking about ROI by logging on from 13:00-13:45 GMT
- more details are at

We hope you'll enjoy and make use of this new service from

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE

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EvaluationZone - getting started
Make the most of your free trial to EvaluationZone before you
decide to sign up by finding out what's on offer. The area is
divided into a number of key topics, backed up with discussion
and chat support, which will expand over the coming months. A
selection of topics can be found below:

An introduction to the subject - getting started evaluationzone/intro/

Return on Investment - what it really means evaluationzone/roi/

Evaluating soft skills development - can you, should you? evaluationzone/softskills/

Evaluation methods - pros and cons evaluationzone/methods/

Performance measurement - measuring employee employment restricted/ evaluationzone/perf_measure/

For more details, you can access the full site for the next two
weeks free-of-charge at
A year's subscription costs just 350 GBP - to subscribe, see action=detail&id=2541

NEW YEAR, NEW JOB? New vacancies from the CareerZone:
Bilingual Associate Trainers, UK-wide, salary neg.
European Training Specialist, based Dublin, salary neg + bens
Part-time Training Development Manager, based East London, c.13k


New Year, new goals: time to commit to your personal development!
Start as you mean to go on, and get some guidance with our
comprehensive range of personal development resources.
Or search on a specific subject at


News and features round-up from this week:

WH Smith chief to chair the Adult Learning Inspectorate

TUC launches training to promote equal pay

New Year initiative for adult learning

New Year's resolution? 50 tips for keeping a learning log

TrainingZONE has some big plans for early 2002 - get the details
here first!


Any Answers

This week's posers from Any Answers:

- Is e-learning an effective substitute for traditional
corporate training methods? How can you justify the elimination
of social interaction?, asks Laura Bryant

- What do Training Managers and HR Directors want to see in an
e-coaching course?, asks Douglas King

- I'm looking for ideas and advice on outdoor 'practical' tasks,
says Angela Holroyd

To respond to any of these or post your own question, see

Interested in reading more questions and answers? Look out for
the latest edition of the free Any Answers newswire sent to your
inbox next Wednesday.

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