News in brief

New features in Lectora 2005, the latest version of Trainer1’s e-learning authoring tool for non-programmers, include the ability to create and update shared media libraries, import questions in bulk from question banks held in Access databases or Excel spreadsheets, and allowing courses to be published in HTML without removing AICC/SCORM specifications. www.trainer1.com

Individuals can now download a free electronic learning log for storing personal development plans from www.learningmatters.com. Designed by Echelon Learning, it automatically records learning downloaded from the Learning Matters site, and enables you to import, date and file other learning information. www.learningmatters.com

Acas has developed a free online programme to help organisations put employment contracts together. Topics include contracts of employment, written statements, varying a contract of employment, understanding contractual issues and your employee’s rights on pay.
www.acas.org.uk

Eedo KnowledgeSync is a new application from Eedo Knowledgeware. It allows those working offline or with a low-bandwidth internet connection to experience learning content at a quality equivalent to having a broadband link. The software automatically uploads and synchronises. www.eedo.com



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