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LearningWire #95 – Time for this year’s show, training priorities?, e-learning, more resources available


LearningWIRE #95 3 April 2000 The Learning Community


1. The biggest training show in town this year
2. What priority for training?
3. New e-learning portals and services
4. Where to learn the skills to be an online tutor?
5. More online resources added


HRD 2000
The annual HRD conference and exhibition held this week at Olympia is
arguably the largest UK event for anyone engaged in training and
development. This is where companies endeavour to showcase their new
services and where platform speeches and workshop focus on some of
the latest ideas across the whole field of learning and people
development. This year is likely to be no exception and from Monday
afternoon, TrainingZONE will be bringing you news reports, product
reviews and information from across the event.

YOUR INVITATION to a NETWORKING EVENT: If you're coming to Olympia,
please call by the TrainingZone stand (1542) and introduce yourself.
You are warmly invited to an informal reception on the stand during
Wednesday afternoon from 3.45 pm. to meet staff, partners and other
members over drinks; it promises to be a lively event!

Speaking today, organisational guru Peter Senge will tell delegates
that becoming a learning organisation is essential for survival in
this new century. He will go on to describe some of the steps which
companies must take in order to achieve this.

Happy Computers (stall 2030) will be giving a free online course to
every visitor to their stall. This is the online training that was
one of three finalists in the Institute of IT Training's 'Online
Course of the Year'. (stand 692) launches its on-line marketplace for
training in the New Media Village. This service aims to transform how
training is bought, measured and managed with a sophisticated on-line
search process and value-added tools. Visitors can preview of an
innovative teambuilding exercise.

Running throughout the exhibition is an Activity Area where you can
try your hand at plenty of practical exercises. TMS Development
International are displayed their Sales Game, TeamTalk and
Projectivity exercises and games.

RMS are launching TRAINING CONTROLLER - the exciting new system that
manages all your training activity: bookings, records, evaluation and
competency analysis. See them at stand 1022 on the balcony or visit

Croner.CCH Group Limited, the UK's leading provider of HR and
Training management information, have a NEW Online Stand where you
can surf through their online products and pick up an Employment Key
Rates & Data book.

HRD 2000 conference runs from 3-6 April; the exhibition on 4-6 April.

SEMINAR: The Easy Way to Market Courses, Seminars & Consultancy
A 1-day marketing course for trainers and consultants: How to use
direct mail, advertising, exhibitions, faxshots, the Internet, PR,
showcases & telemarketing; How to source the best lists, increase
responses from direct mail & produce effective marketing material;
How top consultants win business; Free marketing plan template.
Cost: 295 UKP + VAT with 50 UKP discount if you book by 7th April.
Tel: 01386 550106
Dates: Coventry: 10th May; London - 17th or 18th May.

Our advertising is now audited by ABC. To reach our audience, see:

Latest News
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TUC launch new online portal
The Trades Union Congress has launched its version of an online
learning environment to enable members to have access to courses and
learning from any remote web browser. David Blunkett opened the new
service on Tuesday, based on the learnOnline platform.

Is training really this low priority?
A research report in 't' magazine aimed at the training and
enterprise sector reveals very low levels of training in many
organisation with several staff receiving no additional instruction
or skill for periods of many years. Leslie Rae asks: can this be

Training for Trainers workshop
Live from HRD 2000, this topical online workshop is open to everyone
and is an opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and learn new
techniques in trainer development. Open up the workshop page at
13:00 BST on Tuesday.

Closing the digital divide
A report commissioned by the present government takes the social
exclusion agenda further by examining the so-called 'Digital Divide'
which threatens to alienate those without easy access to online
services, and proposes some ways forward.

Ageism 'rife' in employment
Ageism is rife throughout industry and commerce, say unions. What can
be done to tackle it?

Our Tenders 2000 Challenge promotes open, competitive opportunities
for training and consultancy work. Post your tenders direct to the
site - completely free of charge. Recent opportunities include:

** Experienced Polish speaking trainers sought

Check out all the latest tenders at

knowledge=power Stand 2142, HRD 4-6 April
Hear how corporates, colleges, training companies and consultancies
are using our award winning Virtual Learning Centre (to develop
training and communication projects in minutes not months.
Receive a free demonstration trial version of the Virtual Learning
Centre Construction Kit. Drop a copy of this email off at our stand
for your chance to win a software licence worth 3000 pounds.
VLC Construction Kit - Technology that empowers you.


Any Answers?
This area of the site is taking off quite dramatically with a host of
new questions and answers posted every week. It's a great place to
seek inspiration and get help.

* Question of the Week *
I'm an experienced trainer, but using traditional methods of training
& learning (paper-based, personal tutor contact etc). I want to be
able to develop and deliver technology-based training & learning,
particularly web-based training. Therefore, where can I go to develop
these new skills and add them to my existing repetoire of training
and development skills?

And a selection of other interesting questions from the past week:

- What venue would you recommend for outdoor development training?

- How do you successfully market a training business?

- IT skills shortage - what skills?

- Wanted: Qualifications in change management and mentoring

- Looking for ideas for games to develop creative thinking

Add your answers, and read the other questions at
Use the Comments facility to send your response to the questioner.

Explore Strategic Directions in this business driven university
styled paradigm - the fast growing HR development & training platform
Access the full concept and know-how using the ground breaking
IPC 10:10 DESIGN SCHOOL MODEL. Details at Intellectual Partnerships


The best training and HR resources from websites around the world
are featured at

New downloadable training resources from Echelon
15 new categories of topics have been added to the LearningMatters
website, with over 1,500 resources available in bite-sized files.

Diversity resources
Looking for resources and services on diversity awareness and
management? Check out this US site offering services and advice.

Communications training for the voluntary sector
The Media Trust is a charity running in partnership with the media
industry and offers media-related training to voluntary bodies.

New web services for e-learning
The Electronic Training Village at Cedefop is launching new web
services devoted to elearning for vocational trainers.

All the latest reviews area at

Julia Duggleby's recent and timely title on 'How to be an Online
Tutor' published by Gower receives an enthusiastic review from Renee

'Tackling Racism: a one-day workshop' by Pamela Brown and published
by Kogan Page is well received by Leslie Rae.

The place where organisations announce their news

Centre for Applied Emotional Intelligence: Dotcom staff show sign of

Success Group: Win a place to the first European Emotional
Intelligence Conference


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