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Techknowlogia Journal 2000 July August

Techknowlogia Journal 2000 July August

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July/August, 2000 © Knowledge Enterprise, Inc.www.TechKnowLogia.org
Volume 2, Issue 4July/August 2000
Skill Training: Aiming at a Moving Target
Wadi D. Haddad, Editor 
Skill Training
is not what it used to be. Planning for it now has to happen under a constantly changingenvironment. This leads to new rules of the game for economic success and for the role of technology.
Vocational and Technical Training: 7 Policies for the Effective Use of Technology
Laurence Wolff, Inter-American Development Bank 
In order to use effectively technology to improve and strengthen technical and vocational training, it isnecessary to have the right public policies in place. This article summarizes recent thinking on this importantsubject.
Vocational and Technical Education, the "American Way"
Sonia Jurich 
The Tech-Prep and School to Work programs have been instrumental in bringing vocational education to thecenter stage of a discussion on American education, in opening the lines of communication betweenemployers and schools and between secondary and post-secondary institutions, and in spreading thepremises of contextual learning.
Online University Teams Up With Hopkins Library to Offer Digital Resources
New University in VietnamWill Rely Heavily on Information Technology
New System of Peer Review Rating Academic Websites
President Clinton Appoints Advisory Committee on Expanding Training Opportunities
Tech CompaniesLobby Congress for Improved Math and Science Education
Barnes & Noble.com to Offer Free OnlineUniversity
The contents of this Issue do not necessarily reflect the policies or the views of the co-sponsors or their affiliates
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Getting the Most Out of Online Training: Integrating the Missing Ingredients
Raymond L. Vigil, Ph.D., Vice President, Lucent Technologies Enterprise Networks Group, Global Learning Solutions 
Imagine a highly interactive, synchronous, internet-managed learning experience between distant locationsover vast national and international networks, providing learners with an ability to obtain simultaneousdistance learning services from their geographically dispersed organizations, schools and other colleagues.This article describes how a well designed, integrated system can provide effective e-Learning solutions.
Skills Training: Where Simulations Are At Home
Claudio de Moura Castro, Inter-American Development Bank 
Simulation has been a tool used by trainers for a long while. This article describes how simulation is used fortraining in various industries.
Low-Investment Internet-Based Distance Learning Solutions:
Systems and Procedures
Jason Hughes, Lecturer, Centre for Labour Market Studies, Leicester University, United Kingdom 
This article is a case study of the development of a low-investment, internet-based, conferencing softwaresolution implemented at a distance learning center within the University of Leicester, UK. It explores thepractical issues encountered in establishing an online learning community, and how these issues wereaddressed and resolved.
High Tech/Grassroots Education: Community Learning Centers (CLCs) for Skill Building
Mary Fontaine, The LearnLink Project, Academy for Educational Development 
This article is a description of two Community Learning Centers (CLCs) in Africa that provide training andlearning opportunities for trainees at the grassroots level. It illustrates design and implementation elementsthat are proving effective for both the CLCs and their clients.
The Lowly Correspondence Courses for the Masses: Fraud or Redemption?
Claudio de Moura Castro, Inter-American Development Bank 
Correspondence education remains a powerful means to reach modest clienteles with practical courses thathave positive impact in their lives. This article summarizes a survey that shatters conventional wisdom.
Computer Software Development: An Export Industry for Developing Countries
Gregg B. Jackson, Ph.D., George Washington University 
Can a country with inefficient ports, unreliable trains, and intermittent electrical service ever hope to competewith American and European firms in engineering networks, writing commercially distributed software, anddeveloping sophisticated web sites? Can a country with long history of trade restrictions think to do so? Cana country with widespread illiteracy expect to do so?
What, No Lectures? The Francis Tuttle Vocational School
Claudio de Moura Castro and Norma Garcia, Inter-American Development Bank 
The late Dr. Francis Tuttle and his staff were entrusted to develop a first rate vocational training system. Thatsystem has evolved through the years to become so remarkable that it has been considered by educators
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and industrialists to be one of the leading training systems in the U.S. and has been visited by groups from 47countries worldwide. Can it be replicated?
Technology for Skill Training: A Medical Affair
Sonia Jurich 
Physicians and medical researchers recognized the potential of Information and CommunicationTechnologies (ICT) for medical education and research. This article reviews the literature on the use ofcomplex simulators, virtual laboratories, and Internet-based tutorials for the training of medical personnel.
Training of Technical and Vocational Teachers: A Case Study of a Low Tech Alternative
John Bartram, The Commonwealth of Learning and Dr. Nancy George, University of Technology, Jamaica 
While many in North America appear to equate distance learning with virtual or cyber-learning centered onthe computer and its networking capabilities to deliver learning packages and stimulate interaction withstudents, there are significant groups with learning needs for whom this paradigm is an inappropriatetechnology. This article presents a case study that describes the use of low tech for the training of Technicaland Vocational teachers in small island states.
Tertiary Occupational Skill Training on the Web:
 A Shopper's Guide
Gregg B. Jackson, Ph.D., George Washington University 
The web can be used to find a wide range of skill training. To benefit from these opportunities, this articlehelps prospective students to deal with four critical determinants: (1) whether distance education is well suitedto their needs and preferences: (2) in which occupational field should they take training; (3) how to find thevarious providers of training in the selected field; and. (4) which program will best contribute to their careerobjectives.
On the Move
Upcoming Events: Conference, Seminars, Exhibits, Training Courses, etc.
What You Need to Know Before Buying a Computer
Rafael Chargel 
Everybody seems to own, or intends to own a computer. The problem is, which computer is right for you?

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