News briefs

April 2004
IT Training;Apr2004, p7
Trade Publication
This article presents news briefs related to training in information technology. Gala Group Ltd., the gaming organization best known for its Bingo operation, has been accredited as an ECDL test center. The company will now be able to run in-house ECDL courses for its employees, and hopes to award 200 certificates by the end of the year. Museums and libraries are being taught how to use their resources for educational purposes through a government web site. Microsoft is again searching the globe for students with the best Microsoft Word and Excel skills as part of its MOS specialist academic competition. E-learning company ThirdForce is acquiring Irish company AV Edge, which specializes in content for digital and broadcast platforms, at a cost of £ 347,000. Lloyd's Register is using a range of Thomson NETg's e-learning courses to support a large-scale migration to Windows XP. Becta, the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, has published a guide to e-learning in post-16 education.


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