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TrainingZONE LearningWire #139 – Get TrainingZONE resources on your own website


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 139
12 February 2001


1. RESOURCES: Get them on your own website
2. NEWS and INFORMATION: Updated 'Watch' pages
3. WORK OPPORTUNITIES: contract and permanent vacancies
4. COMMUNITY FEATURES: Workshop debate - classroom vs e-learning


A TrainingZONE eye view

TrainingZONE's aim has always been to bring the best of training
news and resources to you direct - we spend time searching for
and sourcing the information you need so you don't have to. With
this in mind, we've launched a number of 'watch' pages where you
can follow the progress of some of the key initiatives affecting
those working in training today. Government Watch, UfI Watch and
LSC Watch have all been updated this week - read the full stories
by visiting the links below. We also announce the first winner
of our award recognising excellence in other training websites
this week.

If you fancy taking part in what promises to be a heated
debate this week, TrainingZONE plays devil's advocate and asks,
which is best - classroom training or e-learning? Come along and
join in the discussion on Tuesday - details are in the Community
section below.

p.s. Want to bring TrainingZONE resources and directories to your
own website? Find out how below...

Stephanie Phillips
mailto:[email protected]

Focus Quality Services has developed a FREE Online Investors in
People diagnostic questionnaire. This is a simple, quick and
effective way of measuring how your organisation could be
assessed against the UK's only national quality standard for
human resources. All users of the questionnaire will be entered
in to a FREE prize draw to win a Palm Pilot. Go to

A comprehensive library of practical resources is available at

Want resource centres and business directories on your website?
In response to suggestions from members, we have created a simple
way for your website or company internet site to display many of
the most popular features on TrainingZONE, including the Toolkit
area, Learning Campus and Business Directories. Here's how you
can integrate and display these comprehensive resource pages on
your website or intranet for the benefit of your clients and

The Great Training Robbery
Let TrainingZONE introduce you to a new case of 'whodunnit?' -
this time, there's a serious robbery involved. Luckily Management
Pocketbooks have managed to bring them to book...

"Insert_Here" PowerPoint Tip #4, February 2001
It starts when you click "INSERT," and sometimes ends in a
hodgepodge of images and other multimedia strewn about the page
willy-nilly, reminding one of Mardi Gras in New Orleans - colour
and chaos reigning. Scott Stein will try to help you know your
INSERT options and will be featuring a graphic design CD in the
coming months to help you learn the best possible use of graphics
in a presentation.

BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS: Mutually beneficial and sustainable
relationships are increasingly recognised as a valuable currency
in business. Business Relationships provides a unique insight
into the ways managers can build and benefit from critical
connections: techniques for analysing relationships, formulating
strategies, building rapport and networking. Dossier 11 from

All the information you need to keep up-to-date is at

UfI watch
A summary of the progress of the University for Industry, the
government's initiative to push for lifelong learning in the UK
through the LearnDirect programme.

Learning and Skills Council watch
A round up of all that's happening with the introduction of
Learning and Skills Councils - updated regularly.

Government Watch
Government Watch brings you a monthly round-up of government
announcements affecting training and development in the

Big Dog wins first ever 'Recommended Site Award'
TrainingZONE's first top 'Recommended Site Award' goes to Don
Clark's Big Dog Bowl of Biscuits for the excellent quality and
content of his training, learning and leadership materials.

More companies making inroads into m-learning
A few weeks ago we reported on the future trends for mobile or m-
learning. The reality of this comes a step closer this week, with
training provider linking up with Vodafone to develop WAP
technology courses.

Vocational GCSEs need employer involvement, says NTO chief
New plans for vocational GCSEs announced by Education and
Employment Secretary David Blunkett last week need to draw
heavily on input from employers, according to NTO chief executive
Andy Powell.

The seven habits of highly ineffective people
Management guru Stephen Covey's theories are a difficult act to
follow, says FTdynamo. Why not strive to become ineffective

IiP support service available online
Not so much a 'paperchase': Investors in People can be more of a
'virtual' experience thanks to a new online service launched by
Business Link Kent.

Did you know? TrainingZONE's work opportunities include both
permanent and contract vacancies. This week's new vacancies

Full time trainers, West Midlands, 18-40k + car + pension
Customer Service Training Managers, SE England, 35-40k + benefits

Freelance Japanese-speaking trainers for short-term contracts
Freelance Author for learning materials inc. customer care, CRM

Full details of these and other vacancies are at


Online workshop: Classroom training versus online learning
There's been much said and written about it - now come and add
your own views to the debate about the relative merits of online
and classroom learning, online on Tuesday 13th February at

How to keep informed of current debates
Many TrainingZONE members are unaware of the discussions taking
place within the Forum area of the site. The Forums cover a wide
range of topics and you can post questions, respond to points or
provoke debate. Now you can be sent emails with new postings to
the Forums - as well as e-mailing your own replies to the Forum
debates. To be kept informed about current Forum debates go to

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