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TrainingZONE Newswire #331 – Blended Learning: The Middle Course For E-Learning Success


TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 331
01 November 2004

1. Blending - The Middle Course For E-Learning Success
2. Get to Grips with the Profit and Loss Account
3. Parkin Space: E-Learning Adventures Beyond the LMS
4. The Way I See It... Helping People Learn
5. Development Key to Staff Retention

Editor's note
You may remember a few weeks ago a report from the CIPD came
in for some criticism from the TrainingZONE community when it
suggested that the classic model of classroom training was
failing to respond to the needs of modern businesses. This
week learning, training and development adviser at the CIPD
Martyn Sloman expands on the research and defends its
conclusions. Also this week, whether you made it to
Harrogate for the CIPD exhibition and conference or not,
don't miss our round up of news from the event:


Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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News and features
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This week's highlights:

Blended Learning - The Middle Course For E-Learning Success
David Stephenson looks at how the blended approach to
learning can be the best of both worlds.

Bitesize 22 - Get to Grips with the Profit and Loss Account
Paul Kearns explains why aspiring business partners need to
be comfortable with that fundamental building block of
management the profit and loss account.

Parkin Space: E-Learning Adventures Beyond the LMS
Godfrey Parkin invites you to explore new e-learning

The Way I See It... Helping People Learn
Martyn Sloman of the CIPD explains his belief that trainers
need to focus more on facilitating learning than the
classic model of training.

Development Key to Staff Retention
Evidence that employees value their career development over
perks such as flexible working.

Managers Recognise 21st Century Learning Challenge
More than half of managers say they are interested in e-
learning, but only 3 out of 10 believe it is used
effectively in their organisation.

Catch-up with the latest questions being asked by the

What is the expected percentage of managers who are able to
transfer learning to the workplace after attending a
coaching programme? Asks Edwina Everitt.

Annette Kurer is looking for ideas to train first time
managers to coach their direct reports.

Kay Higham is looking for some advice on setting up a
call centre graduation bay.

Amanda Henderson wants to know how to get the most out of a
"Lessons Learnt" session.

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toolkit comes the new Sales Success Toolkit. Packed with
advice and ideas for effectively targeting and motivating
individual and team performance this is an essential aid
for anyone training or managing sales teams.

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