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TrainingZONE LearningWire #146 – E-learningZone launches, HRD previewed, get paid to learn

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TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 146
1 April 2001
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk
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***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES *****
1. RESOURCES: e-learningZone launches
2. NEWS and INFORMATION: HRD previewed
3. WORK OPPORTUNITIES: Learning Architect, N-W England, 50k
4. COMMUNITY FEATURES: Defining the role of the Training Manager
***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES *****


Editor's note
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E-learning. Love it or loathe it, it's here to stay and remains
a hot topic of conversation in the training world. With so much
information out there, TrainingZONE has always been keen to look
beyond the hype and look at the implications and practicalities
of online learning. This week, we're announcing a brand new
feature for the site in the form of E-learningZone, in
association with eLearnity, which we hope will address all your
questions and concerns, and provide an opportunity to air your
comments.

This week also brings one of the key events in the training
calendar, as TrainingZONE joins around 7,000 training
professionals making their way to London's Olympia for HRD 2001.
We'll be hoping to meet at least some of you - do come along to
stand number 950 and bring your colleagues to spread the good
news! As ever, we'll be reporting live from the exhibition,
reporting on key notes from the accompanying conference sessions
and bringing you some exclusive interviews


Stephanie Phillips
Editor
mailto:sphillips@trainingzone.co.uk

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BREAKING NEWS: Government to pay you extra to learn
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In a surprise announcement at HRD 2001 this week, the government
will announce that it is to pay all employees to become 'Switched-On
Learners' if they engage in training and learning activities.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/42625


RESOURCES
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A comprehensive library of practical resources is available at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/toolkit


E-learningZone launches
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E-learning is both topical and confusing for many people.
Everyone's talking about it, but many are also baffled by the
range of platforms, the hundreds of different providers, the
apparent limited range of content, and the question "where do I
start?"

To meet this demand, TrainingZONE has created a new e-learning
resource centre called E-learningZone. Run in collaboration
with David Wilson, managing director of eLearnity, the leading
independent consultant on e-learning issues in the UK,
E-learningZone offers you information, advice and support on a
wide range of issues.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/elearningzone


How well balanced are you?
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The Department for Education and Employment wants to promote good
practice in balancing home and work life, they've asked General
Physics to find out how training and HR professionals are
managing their time. Give them your feedback and you could win a
voucher for a red letter day!
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/poll/ctm/work_life.html

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NEWS and INFORMATION
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All the information you need to keep up-to-date is at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/news

HRD previewed
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With this year's HRD exhibition and conference nearly upon us,
TrainingZONE takes a brief look at some of the attractions on
offer next week at Olympia.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/42165


TrainingZONE world of exclusives!
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Almost exactly a year since it launched at the HRD show last
April, World of Training - which operates an online database of
training - has been bought by trainer and author Nigel Linacre.
In an exclusive interview with TrainingZONE, he announces his
plans for the company and explains why he's convinced there's a
place for World of Training to thrive in the competitive world of
online training provision.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/42594


NTO tele.com and EMTA merger likely
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With the fate of individual National Training Organisations still
under discussion, moves are being made to merge the Engineering
and Marine Training Authority (EMTA) with the troubled NTO
tele.com, the NTO for the telecoms industry.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/42633


Last-minute funding boost for Learning and Skills Council
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Announcing yet another funding handout for the Learning and
Skills Council, David Blunkett has outlined the LSC's plans to
mark its first day of operation on Monday. But not everyone is
welcoming the arrival with open arms...
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/42416


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Booking has now opened for the H.O.T.TEST Training Event of 2001.
Can you afford to miss it? See
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/hot
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New e-learning lets you learn while you work
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Now you can learn and engage in approved CPD whilst carrying out
your other work.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/42635


Mentoring: Steering or drowning?
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In a second article for TrainingZONE, J. Leslie McKeown,
President and CEO of mentoring, coaching and induction specialists
Yellowbrick looks at whether using a steering committee for these
type of initiatives can mean a case of 'too many cooks'...
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/42274


Support programme unveiled for those with learning disabilities
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Health Secretary Alan Milburn has unveiled a new government
strategy aimed at improving work opportunities of people with
learning disabilities.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/42217


Apply early for a job - and get a higher salary
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easyJobs has adopted a revolutionary approach to recruitment:
the faster you apply for a vacancy, the higher your salary if
appointed.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/42630

WORK OPPORTUNITIES
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This week's top jobs:
- Learning Architect, North-West England, to 50k
- Learning and Development Consultant, London, 30-40k + bonus
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/jobs

COMMUNITY FEATURES
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Any Answers
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Any Answers gives you access to the knowledge and experience of
25,000 other training professionals. Among this week's
questions:
- Sarah Williams seeks information on prioritising exercises for
recruitment
- Donnie MacRae wants clarification on the role of the Training
Manager
- Andy Waterworth thinks learning should be fun, but wants
evidence to back it up

Got the answers? Go to
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/anyanswers


Webwatch
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Appraisal in the news
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US performance appraisal specialists The Zigon Performance Group
regularly trawl the web for useful appraisal-related stories.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/42487

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