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TrainingZONE Newswire #334 – New Dawn for World of Learning, Happy 5th Birthday to E-Learning


TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 334
22 November 2004

1. Feature: Getting the Right LMS
2. Beyond Evaluation of Leadership Programmes
3. New Dawn for World of Learning
4. E-Learning Comes of Age
5. Parkin Space: Podcasting - the Next Step for E-Learning

Editor's note
If there was one clear message at this year's World of
Learning Conference it was that training must become more
aligned to business needs.

In the opening keynote address Dr Dean Spitzer referred to a
future of "training and development leaders" who would ally
development to the organisation's needs. While Nick Wright
of the charity Tearfund gave a fascinating insight into how
his learning and development department had become learning
consultants moving from being training providers to business

Read more on both these presentations by clicking on the
links below and find out how to become a business partner
yourself by following Paul Kearns' Bitesize Guide at:


Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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News and features
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daily. This week's highlights:

Feature: Selecting the Right LMS
Don't miss this 10-step guide to making sure that you get a
learning management system that works for your organisation.

The Way I See It... Beyond Evaluation of Leadership Programmes
Godfrey Owen maintains that leadership development needs a
far-sighted approach to recognise its long-term benefits.

WOLCE Keynote: Dawn of New World of Learning
The role of training professionals is set to change
dramatically, IBM's Dr Dean Spitzer told visitors to the
World of Learning Conference and Exhibition.

From Trainer to Business Partner
Trainers at the Teardrop Fund have developed into learning
consultants and adopted a more proactive role to their
organisation's learning needs.

E-Learning Uptake to Double by 2007
E-learning is set to double within three years but more work is
needed on implementation if it is to be successful, according to
the CIPD.

Parkin Space: Podcasting - the Next Step for E-Learning
As e-learning reaches its fifth birthday, Godfrey Parking
predicts the genre's latest spin-off - podcasting. Remember
you read it here first!
Read all of Godfrey's articles at:

Blended Learning Set to Double in UK and US
Companies plan to increase blended learning to decrease the time
training delegates spend away from work.

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