News round-up from across the world

The US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in South Carolina is
implementing the Pathlore learning management system (LSM). The center, which
designs, builds, tests, fields and supports frontline command, control,
communications, intelligence and reconnaissance systems, has bought a licence
for a 38,000-seat. LMS and will be using it to plan, deliver and manage
e-learning for naval and defence employees.

– Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is developing an e-learning portal and a
suite of e-learning programmes for a government- sponsored organisation in the
United Arab Emirates (UAE). The contract, worth $250,000, (£155,000) is TIS’
first contract in the UAE.

– UK e-learning provider Wide Learning picked up a silver IVCA
(International Visual Communication Association) award for its e-learning
programme Learn about Wathba Lake Reserve for the Environmental Research and
Wildlife Development Agency, based in Abu Dhabi.

– ‘Joining a consortium: a blueprint of how charities can implement and share
best practice in e-learning’ is a free half-day seminar which aims to highlight
how charities can pool their resources and work together to spread the cost of
e-learning. It takes place on 3 July in London (venue to be confirmed) and is
being organised by e-learning specialists Jenison, KnowledgePool and Kognita.
E-mail: Martin Baker of Jenison at [email protected]

– NETg has launched an initiative with Hounslow Council called SkillShare,
which will provide jobseekers with free training in key business and IT skills.
Users can access NETg’s entire portfolio of IT and business and professional
development courses at its learning centre in Chiswick.

– Cendant Mobility is launching a series of e-learning seminars, aiming to
keep HR professionals up-to-date on current relocation issues and trends. They
comprise a session by a specialist speaker, which can be accessed via the web,
and telephone conferencing for the audio. Delegates can ask questions online,
participate in group discussions and take part in online polling. Sessions run
monthly throughout 2003.E-mail: [email protected]

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