E-learning news in brief

This month’s e-learning news in brief

– This year’s British Association for Open Learning Conference will give
delegates a chance to conduct a learning and technology audit designed to help
them choose their own best learning methods and materials. This is just one of
the case study workshops taking place at the event, being held at the Scarman
House Conference Centre in Warwick on 29-30 April 2003.  www.baol.co.uk

– Online testing portal Skillsarena has added a remote testing ability to
its service, which enables organisations to create and administer testing of
its workforce ‘from anywhere, to anyone and on anything.’ Employees can already
be tested in areas such as Microsoft Word and Excel and speed typing and data
entry.  www.skillsarena.com

– LMS provider Thinq has achieved adopter status for the e-learning
specification model SCORM – the Sharable Content Object Reference Model. Scorm
standards aim to drive the e-learning industry forward by promoting
interoperability between different systems and software.  www.thinq.com

– Futuremedia is designing and developing a £144,000 communication package
for agribusiness Syngenta, aimed at educating its sales and marketing teams
throughout Europe on a new product to be launched later this year.  www.futuremedia.co.uk

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