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TrainingZONE LearningWire #127 – HOT Conference 2001, PowerPoint tips, Pre-Budget report


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 127
13 November 2000
Yell Awards 2000 Commendation - Best e-Commerce Site (B2B)


1. Hands on Training (HOT) Conference 2001
2. Pre-Budget report
3. PowerPoint tips #1 - created by Scott Stein for TrainingZONE
4. Use 'super-users' to deliver IT training at your peril
5. Happy Birthday City and Guilds!


Editor's Note

The HOT news this week is that TrainingZONE will be launching its
very own conference to run alongside the Training Solutions event
next year. We're currently looking for submissions to present
papers at the event - this is your chance to share best practice
you've been responsible for with other TrainingZONE members in

Stephanie Phillips

Latest News
A selection of this week's news stories

Hands on Training (HOT) Conference 2001: first announcement
Announcing the most exciting Training and Development event of

Hands on Training (HOT) Conference 2001
Your opportunity to present leading edge training practice to 500
delegates at the H.O.T. (Hands on Training) Conference 2001, run
by Training Solutions and TrainingZONE on 26-28 June 2001 at the
NEC, Birmingham.

Knowledge is the key to competitive advantage and e-Learning is
the essential tool to revolutionise training and education. To
maintain a leading edge in today's Internet economy attend e-
Learning 10-11 January 2001. Attending will provide a major
opportunity for you to give your company an in-depth
understanding of the dynamics of e-Learning. See:

Pre-Budget report
The Chancellors pre-budget report announced this week includes a
further expansion of the New Deal scheme for lone parents, the
long-term unemployed and a new scheme to target those at risk of
large-scale redundancies to retrain in areas of skills shortages.

An extra 600m for Learning and Skills Council, says Blunkett
Education and Employment Secretary David Blunkett has announced
extra funding of 600 million GBP to support the development of
the incoming Learning and Skills Council.

Use 'super-users' to deliver IT training at your peril, says NCC
The National Computing Centre (NCC) has warned businesses that by
asking 'super-users' to deliver IT training they are in danger of
losing the very people that are helping to make the business a

ToolBook II Assistant is the best e-learning product for
organisations that need to provide just-in-time training or to
get mission critical information in a fast, measurable and
consistent way to the staff. TBII requires absolutely no coding
or prior authoring knowledge. If you can use PowerPoint YOU CAN
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your free 30-day trial CD.

EMMA Foundation awards: 'recognising excellence in digital media'
Digital Media organisation the EMMA Foundation has announced the
winners of this years International EMMA Awards. Entries from
over 40 countries competed for the awards, given to 'recognise
excellence in digital media content creation', which were
presented at an online ceremony on the EMMA website.

Happy Birthday City and Guilds!
This year, City and Guilds celebrates the centenary of its Royal
Charter. Since the first examinations were taken, over 14 million
people worldwide have gained a City and Guilds qualification to
further their knowledge of any number of different occupational

Chancellor urges greater links between business and schools
Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown has urged businesses to
increase their contacts with schools by 'adopting a school'
through work experience programmes, running work placements for
teachers, allowing employees to visit schools to help run
enterprise classes or by being business governors.

THE LEARNING ORGANIZATION: a NEW publication from Scitech
Educational available this month. A comprehensive guide to key
developments in organizational learning theory, this companion to
"Managing for Knowledge" also covers practical techniques for
developing organizational capability. Order advance copies at
*Did you know?* 25,000 professionals receive LearningWire. To
reach our audience,see:

PowerPoint tips #1 - created by Scott Stein for TrainingZONE
The first in a regular series of PowerPoint Tips written for
TrainingZONE users by Scott Stein as part of our PowerPoint
Resource Centre.

ASTD's Learning Circuits Express - 2 November 2000
In this issue:
1. IDC Documents Growth of Integrated Technology Offerings
2. The Case for Level 3
3. Are You Ready for E-Learning?
4. New Product Reviews
5. What Do YOU Call Digital Learning?
6. New E-Learning Knowledge Plus Program

Learning at Work training programmes
Details of the Key Skills Weeks being run by the DfEE's Learning
for Work arm.

Online workshop: Getting started with online tutoring skills
As online learning takes a more prominent role in the mix of
training and learning methods, trainers, coaches and tutors are
having to adapt their skills and approaches to embrace this new
technology. TrainingZONE has created this online workshop as a
way of helping people to think about, and make, the transition.
To join in, log in on Tuesday 14 November at 13:00 BST at

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Any Answers? question of the week: Training material design
I have the task of evaluating training materials used within our
training courses. I need advice and if anyone can point me to any
methodologies that I can use as a framework for assessing
training material I will be very grateful.
Pete Wallace

Other questions posed this week:

- Andrew Budkiewicz wants to know how to identify the most
commonly used standards in IT training
- Nick Oliver wants ideas for employee panels
- T Colaluca wants advice on using adult guidance skills as a

Thanks to Jenny Smith, Mike Wills and Clare Bateson, who
shared their knowledge with other TrainingZONE members this week.

To answer these and any other questions from TrainingZONE
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