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LearningWire #216 – in an ideal world…, get help and support with evaluation issues, blended learning: fad or favourite?


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 216
12 August 2002

EDITORIAL: In an ideal world...
ZONES: Get help and support with evaluation issues now
NEWS/FEATURES: Spotlight on Topical Briefings
COMMUNITY: Blended learning: Fad or favourite?

Editor's note

In the training provider's ideal world:

- You'd be able to find out exactly who read your advertisements
- You'd be able to gather up details about where they worked,
what they were interested in and how to contact them about it
- Potential buyers would be able to ask you for more information
about your products and services at the click of a button
- You could get an immediate response to white papers or opinion
pieces you published
- You could locate your products and services directly in front
of the audience you're looking for

Sound too good to be true? TrainingZONE offers all this and
more to those looking to develop their business. Find out more -
call Keith Bryan on 0117 915 8641.

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE

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Topical Briefings
If you thought TrainingZONE was all about news, think
again! There's a growing collection of original features,
opinion pieces and interviews which you can't find anywhere
else in our Topical Briefings area. Here's some we've
published in the last month:

Blended solutions - what do they mean in practice?
Robin Hoyle of ebc looks at how e-learning really fits into an
effective training programme.

Why do we need broadband?
Professor Steve Molyneux, Director of LearningLab and member of
the Post-16 e-Learning Strategy Taskforce, makes the learning
case for the necessity for advancing broadband coverage.

Communities and e-learning - interview feature
Dr Gilly Salmon talks to TrainingZONE about the need to create
and maintain community in e-learning programmes.

What is success?
Kevin McAlpin looks at the paradigm of success from the point of
view of a coach.

E-learning - a trainer's experience
How easy is it to adapt to training online? In this article,
Kathleen Hopper describes her own experiences of adapting her
existing training skills to the new medium.

Our full archive of Topical Briefings from the last four
years can be found at

Get your regular updates from the TrainingZONE news pages at

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Blended learning - fad or fact?
The training world is full of specialist terms - be they jargon
or a necessity for understanding exactly what training means.
Blended learning is the latest phrase to come onto the horizon,
but does the development it describes really hold water? Vote
now on whether blended learning is 'the next big thing' at

Any Answers
There's an answer for nearly every question - supply yours now at

A selection from this week's questions:

- Can anyone supply ideas regarding the development of a
graduate development programme?, asks Tom Hampton

- I would like to hear about experiences of setting up and
running Learning Centres within companies of max. 150 employees,
asks Sarah Lewin Smith

- Does anyone have details/Info on a team/management game called
Hollow Square?, asks Ian Redpath

Thanks to David McLean, Sarah Rickard and Jenny Kevan, who
were among those sharing the benefit of their expertise with
other members this week.

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digest by updating your news alerts at

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If so, where do you start? EvaluationZone explores a whole
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evaluating soft skills training, measuring performance and
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