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LearningWire #225 – Training a globally distributed workforce, WOLCE review, SCORM in a teacup?


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 225
14 October 2002

LIBRARY: 21 ways to...
NEWS/FEATURES: Training a globally distributed workforce
E-LEARNINGZONE: WOLCE review, SCORM in a teacup?

Editor's note

This week, we've a particular focus on e-learning, with a
contributed feature from Dr Tabetha Newman, Communications
Consultant at Information Transfer, which looks at the SCORM
standards for e-learning, and a detailed round-up of some of the
key new product developments in the industry from the World of
Learning Conference and Exhibition (WOLCE) show.

If e-learning is a particular interest of yours, make sure you're
registered to receive our free monthly newswire on the subject.
Sign up for the E-learning Newswire now by ticking the 'e-
learning' interests box in your profile at

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE

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TrainingZONE's E-learningZone brings you a range of in-depth
features, industry news and reports on one of the key topics in
training. Access it all now at

The pick of the latest items added to E-learningZone includes:

WOLCE review
Read our eye-witness report from the World of Learning Conference
and Exhibition, which took place last week.

SCORM in a teacup? Practical advice on the e-learning standard
Dr Tabetha Newman explains what SCORM is, and gives in-depth
practical guidance on how you can implement these new e-learning

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Topical Briefings

Want to read more on a particular subject? Here's a
selection of detailed articles from the Topical Briefings
archive this week:

How do you train staff from Birmingham to Buenos Aires?
Karina Ward looks at the practicalities of training a globally
distributed workforce.

Accountancy's difficulty, HR's opportunity? - CIPD preview
Tony Hope, visiting Professor of Accounting, INSEAD and
Manchester Business School, is speaking at the CIPD's annual
conference in Harrogate. Here he introduces his subject: How HR
could respond to the current crisis of confidence in accountancy.

And one from the archives:

Management development feature: training and performance
Each week I get more and more leaflets through my door
advertising boxes of training tricks and exercises designed to
help managers learn. They are however really designed for
trainers, not managers. They are a way to fill in training hours,
but do they really improve the performance of the managers?, asks
teamwork and management expert Charles Margerison.

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Small Business Council recommends incentives for training

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Community debate - your top film influences in training!
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Any Answers

Get help with your pressing training issues - and share some
advice around too - by going to Any Answers at

A selection from this week's questions:

- Is anyone utilising DVD learning programmes for professional
development, especially within education or the public sector?,
asks Peter Brereton

- Can anyone recommend a useful role-play exercise for running
effective meetings?, asks Barrie Smale

- Does anyone measure return on investment from their NVQ
programme?, asks Mark Hammond

Thanks to Neil McCracken, Gill Charlesworth and Rob Jagger, who
were among those sharing the benefit of their expertise with
other members this week.

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