Trainer's Gold, a catalog on CD, is an annually updated buyer's guide to the top 100 HR and management training videos, with prices and an ordering system. Media Alliance, (800) 866-5237. SmartTrainer for Office 95 covers the full suite of Windows programs plus has an OnLine Test module, of interest to skills assessors. Anderson Soft-Teach, (800) 338-4336. ME/U's Software School has a video alternative: a three-tape series called "Hottest Secrets for Windows 95"; other programs are also available. ME/U Knowledge Store, (800) 940-MIND. Cambridge Educational's catalog of instructional support materials leans toward high-school and work-prep subjects, which suit a range of community education needs. (800) 468-4227. "Drucker on: Rethinking and Restructuring the Organization" is a two-part video training series, with leader guides and participants workbooks. Use for an internal review or as part of various classes. MTS Publishers Ltd., (800) 615-1897. TIES, in Minnesota, has three training sites and a full slate of teacher workshops on the Internet, specific programs and more. (612) 638-8780. Data-Back II keypads handle student responses in distance education, tallying results instantly. It has four polling options and ID entry, plus a rugged design that suits room/site changes. Audience Response Systems, Inc., (800) INVOLVE. Focused, hands-on workshops devoted to the latest software applications and networking environments are offered nationwide by Learning Tree Int'l, (800) THE TREE. The new Polaview 305 LCD projector has 24-bit color and XGA resolution, plus an optional Adobe Acrobat Player for running presentations without a computer. Polaroid Corp., (800) 816-2611. A line of portable audio systems for most types of small and large audiences includes wireless models plus the ability to use multiple microphones. Superscope Technologies, (630) 820-4800.
This article originally appeared in the 12/01/1996 issue of THE Journal.