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TrainingZONE Newswire #348 – What’s the future for e-learning?


TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 348
7 March 2005

1. Feature: How to Make the Business Case for IT Training
2. Parkin Space: Is E-Learning Missing the Point?
3. The Way I See It... Investing in Inclusion
4. 1000 Great Quotations - Value
5. Case Study: Taking the Strain out of Administration

Editor's note
The optimistic early days of e-learning at the height of the dot
com bubble were revisited in Westminster this week as the
Education and Skills Committee delivered its verdict on the
failure of UKeU. The 50m pound project was found to be light on
market focus, believing that once the technology was in place,
the students follow in droves. E-learning generally has
sharpened up its act since those early days, but have all the
changes been for the better? Godfrey Parkin makes the case this
week that somewhere along the way e-learning lost its USP.
Read more on both these stories by clicking the links below.

Kind regards

Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE

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Feature: How to Make the Business Case for IT Training
Trying to loosen the board's purse strings? Take a look at Ram
Dhaliwal's tips on how to make the business case for training.

Parkin Space: Is E-Learning Missing the Point?
"Pretentious", "claustrophobic" and in a "cul-de-sac", find out
why Godfrey Parkin is so worried about e-learning.

The Way I See It... Investing in Inclusion
Tony Burnett argues that without understanding the difference
between diversity and inclusion, the problems of the next 10
years resulting from an ageing and shrinking UK population will
not be solved.

1000 Great Quotations - Value
"If you undervalue yourself, no-one's going to come along and
raise your price." Valuable quotes from GNP.

Case Study: Taking the Strain out of Administration
Faced with an organisational mish-mash of paper records and 20
databases, Thomas Telford Training opted for an electronic
system to help it plan strategically for the future.

Blue Chips List Key Learning Trends
Find out what the likes of IBM and Tata Interactive Systems see
as the key trends for training.

Lessons to be Learned from UKeU Failure
Read the Education Committee's verdict on why the UK e-
University (UKeU) failed, having attracted only 900 students at
a cost of 50m pounds.

Police Training Under Spotlight
As four police trainers face written warnings following
revelations in a BBC documentary, the Independent Police
Complaints Commission makes recommendations for recruitment and
development of officers.

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