Archives for May 19th, 2003

IMPROVING LEARNING TRANSFER SYSTEMS IN ORGANIZATIONS

Book News, PublicNet: 19 May, 2003

By Elwood F. Holton, III, and Timothy T. BaldwinLeading authors in the area of transfer of learning take a new step forward and use their understanding to create sound prescriptions for improving organizational transfer systems, that is, systems that ensure employees are getting and retaining the information, skills, and knowledge necessary to accomplish tasks on the job. Authors Holton and Baldwin contribute their most recent thinking on how best to intervene in organizational contexts to influence transfer of learning, moving beyond explanation to intervention.

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CITIZENS’ RIGHTS CLEARER IN NEW E-GOVERNMENT STANDARD

Headlines, PublicNet: 19 May, 2003

The Office of the e-Enoy has published a new version of the e-Government Metadata Standard (e-GMS). The refinements include a clearer description of the rights which people have to see information about themselves. The updated standard supports the policy on metadata outlined in the e-Government Interoperability Framework.The e-GMS is designed to provide a superset of the elements, refinements and encoding schemes for organisations in the public sector creating metadata for information systems or designing search engines. This latest version has been developed to better meet records management needs and reflect changes to international standards. Compliance with the e-GMS is compulsory as this ensures consistency across the public sector.

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MORE MOD BACKING FOR SCHEME WHICH CUTS TRUANCY RATES

Headlines, PublicNet: 19 May, 2003

The Ministry of Defence is to give more financial backing to a scheme under which former armed forces personnel work with school children to reduce truancy and improve behaviour and motivation. Today the Education Secretary, Charles Clarke, will be in Norfolk to see the project in action.The MOD is to put a further 15.5 million pounds into the continuation for a further four years of Skill Force. Under the scheme, working with local partners, the ministry has established projects in 36 schools in 11 areas of the country. Through the scheme ex soldiers, sailors and airmen tutor pupils in need of extra motivation with the objective of increasing their chances of employment. They aim to improve their attitude and behaviour, reduce truancy, and re-motivate the students towards their school courses.

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