ADDISON'S Addison's disease

Written by Charles Douglas Wehner

The Internet is full of "GOSH-JOURNALISM" articles about Addison's disease. Sometimes, these are written by somebody who declares himself to be a doctor, sometimes they are anonymous.

There is reputed to be a "CRAVING FOR SALT" - yetrepparttar truth is thatrepparttar 109415 hormone aldosterone stimulatesrepparttar 109416 digestion of salt - so when it is deficient there is actually a DEFICIENCY of salt appetite.

Inrepparttar 109417 final analysis,repparttar 109418 only people who can really decide whatrepparttar 109419 disease is like are those who RESEARCHEDrepparttar 109420 subject, and researched it PROPERLY inrepparttar 109421 DAYS BEFORE STEROIDS ARRIVED.

Adapting for flexible delivery; the team

Written by Phil Garing

For many years,repparttar trainer or lecturer was seen as a largely autonomous person who was responsible for all aspects of training delivery. Within their job specification was: - Identifyingrepparttar 109414 training needs - Settingrepparttar 109415 goals/objectives for training - Providingrepparttar 109416 expertise needed forrepparttar 109417 subject - Developingrepparttar 109418 resources to be used - Deliveringrepparttar 109419 training - Evaluating and adapting materials

Many organisations strive to include new technologies and systems in their training, but don't pay adequate attention torepparttar 109420 implications for those charged with incorporating them. Moving to in-house online/Intranet solutions for example often means big changes torepparttar 109421 way training takes place: - The role ofrepparttar 109422 presenter changes significantly, as dorepparttar 109423 skills they need - The expertise inrepparttar 109424 head ofrepparttar 109425 presenter often needs to be incorporated in new resources - The tools that are used demand new skills - Contact between learners is reduced - The scale of training changes, from small groups to asynchronous large groups - The learning resources are more complex and time consuming to develop

What this often means is that it is no longer possible for 'the trainer' to do all things, no matter how competent they are. If a strategic decision is made to develop flexible/online training systems, it needs to be accompanied by a decision to put in place development and support roles that ensurerepparttar 109426 training will work. This usually necessitatesrepparttar 109427 introduction of a team.

Critics of such a move often point to soaring overheads as being prohibitive. However these additional development costs need to be balanced againstrepparttar 109428 following sorts of financial savings and qualitative outcomes: - Less travel/accommodation/'unproductive' time spent by learners - The ability of learners to blend training into their work days - Economies of scale inherent in one set of resources being used across whole organisations - The potential to generate a revenue stream fromrepparttar 109429 training materials developed by capitalising onrepparttar 109430 intellectual capital ofrepparttar 109431 organisation

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