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TrainingZONE LearningWire #117 – IT training, latest e-learning research, international tenders, unmetered internet access


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 117 - 4 September 2000
Yell Awards 2000 - Best e-Commerce Site (B2B)


1. Calling all IT Trainers
2. How to get unmetered access to the Internet
3. Latest research on e-learning
4. Job Vacancies
5. International tenders for work


Editor's Note
As the pace of technological change continues to quicken, IT skills
become ever more important. By some counts, the number of people
engaged in IT training is rapidly catching up those in softskills
training; a glance through any training magazine demonstrates the
number of training providers whose business is just IT training.

We're boosting the IT training content on TrainingZONE very
significantly. Carrol Rowe is our new editor responsible for this
area and she is already publishing news and features on IT and IT
training on the site. Every week there are tenders and jobs for
IT trainers advertised on their respective pages. This week there
is an online workshop for IT trainers and this month a new IT
Trainers newswire is launched. Full details can be found below,
so do let your technology trainers know!

Tim Pickles
Managing Director
mailto:[email protected]

Latest News
A small selection from this week's news stories, all showing at

E-Learning - demand highlights shortage of right skills
Research highlights too much emphasis is placed on presentation,
not enough on instructional design.

Where lies the boundary between training and learning?
TrainingZONE has been stimulating debate about the nature and
location of training's boundaries. Robert Gervais offers a
thoughtful response based on his experience of both business
and training.

Learning and Skills Council developments
A summary of further announcements in the transition to
Learning and Skills Councils is at

Building Confidence for Supervisors with a new CD
New managers need to build confidence quickly. The SS3-e
training CD offers a fast, convenient route to key management
skills. Whether you're a trainer looking to complement in-house
workshops or a resource centre manager looking for fresh
training materials, SS3-e will help you to sustain your training
and development needs. For further information visit
TrainingZONE is over 20,000 professionals. To reach this
audience, see

New Advice Pages
Some issues and questions keep recurring, so we've created
a new Advice Page where we've grouped our research and advice
for Trainers on a series of topics. After the first
immensely popular 'Freelancers Advice Page' we've added 'How
to get unmetered access to the Internet' and 'ASDL versus
ISDN - which is best' both of which will help you make more
effective use of the internet.

Calling all IT Trainers
Our newly expanded news pages on IT and IT training are at
Why not check it out?

There's an online IT Trainers Exchange, where you can meet
other trainers, share tips and ideas, seek advice, make new
contacts and discuss issues relevant to your work. It's on
Tuesday at 13:00 BST at

Next week we launch a regular IT Trainers Newswire with
news, contracts, jobs, and briefings. Subscribe for your free
newswire by going to the 'My Newswires' page of your Profile
mailto:[email protected] with

Using the Intranet to deliver in-house training
A report outlining findings from a survey conducted on the
use of training via an organisation's Intranet.

Check up on your clients
Did you know that you can obtain financial and business
details on every UK public and private company and company
director at

E-Smart, the custom built eLearning experts and innovators,
have amalgamated with Emerge, the cutting edge organisation
change and development consultants to blue chips, with a 25 year
international track record, to form emergeSmart.

* * * * * * * * * * * LATEST VACANCY * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Training and Development Officer, Colnbrook, 20k - 24k
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * *
Are you being paid what you're worth? CareerZONE now has
a salary guide supplied by PSD Financial Services at
Post your vacancies here to attract a quality audience.

International tenders for work
Did you know that TrainingZONE lists international tenders from
over 80 countries at

An explanation of the ins and outs of how to capitalize on
knowledge assets. It examines knowledge management systems;
knowledge acquisition and distribution techniques; effective
organizational cultures; protecting the knowledge asset and
future developments. Assignments CD available. Info at

Community Features

Any Answers
Every week training and HR professionals post their questions at
and every week people like you help to answer them! Here are a
selection of this week's questions in search of an answer:

Ian Cunningham asks "Should I make training manuals available
in hard copy format, or only on the intranet where they can be
easily updated?"

Ed Elworth asks "Where can I find a list of online learning

Ben Morris is looking for "information on the role of the

Judith Chalmers wants to know "how to evaluate the speed of
learning manual skills"

Geoff Roberts asks about "what Best Value in local government
really means"

You can check out suggested answers, respond yourself, or
post your own question at

There are several thousand books, manuals, activities,
programmes and solutions for trainers on sale at discount
prices in the TrainingZONE online Shopping Mall.

1. The Easy Way to Market Courses, Seminars & Consultancy
2. Promoting & Supporting Training Courses on the Internet
One-day seminars for trainers and consultants.
295 GBP + VAT. Places limited to 16. Various dates & venues.
Tel: 0870 747 9186 mailto:[email protected].

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