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July 2004
IT Training;Jul/Aug2004, p7
Trade Publication
This article presents news briefs related to information technology (IT). Third-year students studying Computer Science at Griffith College Dublin can now gain Cisco's Certified Network Associate qualification as part of their degree. The NHS has set up an academy where senior staff can learn to use the latest medical technology. Sainsbury's Bank is using a simulation of its online banking system to teach customers how to use the site. Sainsbury's commissioned the simulation from VeriSIM following a rapid increase in the popularity of online banking. The Computing Technology Industry Association has launched an initiative to promote Radio Frequency Identification technology in the computer, electronics, and IT industries. A study by Ashridge Business School, which included interviews with the BBC, Lloyds TSB PLC , the Ministry of Defence, and Xerox Europe, found that 82 per cent of companies had problems using e-learning. The National Foundation for Education research has produced a guide to computerised assessment.


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