News in brief

This month’s e-learning news in brief

– New management essays by authors such as Charles Handy, Peter Drucker and
Henry Mintzberg are being converted into 700 bite-sized chunks for the
Learningmatters electronic resource, a collection which features 1,700 soft
skills management solutions. Existing users of the resource include BUPA,
Compass Group and Boots the Chemist.  www.learningmatters.com

– NETg, part of the Thomson Corporation, has made its biggest-selling
course, the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), available in French,
German, Italian and Spanish. In the UK alone, 450,000 people are registered on
or have completed the test.  www.netg.com www.ecdl.com

– TATA Interactive Systems has developed a new e-learning technology called
Simulation-Based Learning Objects in association with the University of Phoenix
in Arizona. It has already produced six generic e-learning programmes using the
technology covering topics such as marketing and inventory management.  www.tata.com

– IT services company Bytes Technology is launching the E-learning
Excellence Awards for the UK legal profession. Two awards will be presented:
the User Acceptance Award, for the company that has achieved the highest
take-up of a learning programme in line with the firm’s business or IT
objectives, and the Innovation Award, presented to the firm that can
demonstrate how it has used e-learning to achieve a pre-defined objective.  www.bytes.co.uk

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