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The TrainingZONE LearningWIRE – Issue 20


The TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 20
2 November 1998B
The Learning Community
Copyright (C) 1998 Sift plc. All rights reserved.
This material is distributed free to trainers, learners, managers and coaches. It may be reproduced in any medium for non-commercial purposes as long as attribution is given.

In this issue:

  • TrainingZone Internet Monitor
  • Review of Individual Learning New Issue 6
  • New subscribers welcome
  • Training-related news stories
  • Parenthood Education News
  • Institute of Continuing Professional Development News
  • Subscription Information
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Editor's notes
This week sees the launch of the next Microsite within TrainingZone. The Institute of Continuing Professional Development was formed earlier this year as a multi-disciplinary forum to reinforce and promote the critical importance of lifelong learning across all facets of professional life. We strongly support both the concept and practice of lifelong learning, and this Institute, with its emphasis on raising standards in this area across all professional disciplines, is greatly to be welcomed. If you would like further information about joining the Institute, have a look at the new Microsite. LearningWire will also be carrying news and information items about the Institute on a regular basis. There are several more Microsites currently under development.

The Microsites index page has also been updated to include a factsheet explaining the benefits, layout and costs associated with Microsites. If you would like to have your information made available to a wide audience in the training, learning and development sectors, please get in touch.

Continuing the theme of lifelong learning, this issue also reviews some of the items contained in the most recent issue of Individual Learning News from the Lifelong Learning Unit at the DfEE.

Tim Pickles,
Editor, LearningWIRE and TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

TrainingZone Internet Monitor

National Skills Task Force
First report from this new task force now available online

Post 2000
European Commission proposed programme for Education, Training and Youth into the new millennium

University for Industry
Hard on the heals of the announcement of the new Chief Executive (see Issue 19) and of recruitment for the Chair and Board Members (see below), comes details of the initial funding grant of 40 million, plus confirmation that the headquarters are to be in Sheffield, not Sunderland as once predicted.

Scottish Higher Education in the 21st Century
The Garrick Report is available in full online

Opportunity Scotland
A paper on lifelong learning in Scotland published in September;1p- main.htm

Selected items from Individual Learning News Issue 6
==================================================== ILN is the quarterly online publication put out by the DfEE for TECs, LECs, NTOs, and staff working in the fields of guidance and lifelong learning. As mentioned in Issue 19, the October issue of ILN has now been published. All the following articles (and others) can be found at:

Significant articles deal with (amongst other topics):

  • Lifelong learning in universities and colleges
  • The transition of the National Record of Achievement into the new Progress File format
  • The Millennium learning experience (or, there's more to life than just the Dome!)
  • The work of the DfEE's Skills Unit
  • The Adult and Community Learning Fund
  • Family Literacy, and a report on last month's Family Learning Day
  • Technologies for Training organisation
  • Individual Learning Accounts
  • Recent events concerned with the University for Industry
  • New publications on lifelong learning
New subscribers welcome

In the past two months, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of new subscribers to TrainingZone and LearningWire. New contacts are always welcome and we thank you for your support. Can we remind you that (apart from the paid for databases) all of TrainingZONE is - and will remain - free to use.

In return, you can help us make this service more valuable still. We want to build a large network of subscribers, so please could you forward this issue to at least three colleagues and invite them to subscribe (information on how to do this is provided at the end). Point your friends and work contacts towards the TrainingZone site where they can also register online.

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Training related news stories
New University for Industry places adverts to recruit Chair and Board Members. rmat=%o-% B

Live and Learn - new video, self-assessment and study materials package launched by Peter Honey Publications. rmat=%o-% B

See also

IPD publishes its 1999 Training Directory with full information about all courses and conferences. rmat=%o-% B

Parenthood Education microsite news

ICPD microsite News
Full details about the Institute of Continuing Professional Development, its aims, philosophy, membership and governance can now be found at

A discussion forum for ICPD members to exchange ideas and communicate with each other has been established. This can be accessed by clicking on the Discussion icon at the ICPD site, or by entering


About Sift
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