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TrainingZONE LearningWire #150 – access 1.5 million professional books online, IT qualifications for all?

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TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 150
30 April 2001
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk
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RESOURCES: Access 1.5 million professional books online!
NEWS and INFORMATION: IT qualifications for all?
WORK OPPORTUNITIES: Training Consultants, financial services co.
COMMUNITY FEATURES: Any Answers, new book reviews

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Editor's note
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There's been much talk of late of the potential for e-learning in
professional education. With the government's plans for 'e-
universities' coming on apace, the potential for studying for
'virtual' academic qualifications will shortly become a reality.
Whatever you think about the progress of e-learning for
professional studies - Sir John Daniel, the Open University's
vice chancellor, maintains that print on paper is the most
effective learning medium - books are likely to remain one of the
best ways to keep abreast of academic theory and practice for
some time. Now, thanks to a collaboration with business
bookstore Blackwell's, you can access 1.5 million professional
publications through TrainingZONE.


Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:editor@trainingzone.co.uk

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Government outlines plans for FE 'Centres of Excellence'
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IT qualifications for all?
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Humour Resource Development part two!
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Rail training gets back on track
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TV learning comes a step closer
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The Learning Summit: Ken Mayhew, Director, SKOPE on 'high skills'
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Will e-universities learn from the past?
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