Learning support Links

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Recommended search engines and meta search engines (i.e. simultaneously searches all the top search engines)




All The Web



AltaVista UK




Useful technical reference sources

Amazon book search

Blackwell book search

Information Express (Journal reprint source)

Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library

John Wileys search


Barnes and Noble




Newnes Electrical publishers

IEE Library search

IEE Technical Reference/Document search/Books/Inspec/etc

IMechE Library

The Stationary Office


Utilities Act 2000

Electricity Act 1989


National Grid Seven Year Statement on-line (Extensive technical/commercial summary of UK Transmission System)

1. Institutions / Organisations and other useful sites

1.0 EMA

1.1 WayAhead Training (Certificate in Front Line Management & Technology Management MBA) 

1.2 ETA

1.3 ETA Standards

1.4 Engineering Council (and its successor Engineering and Technology Board)

1.5 IEE

1.6 IIE

1.7 IMechE

1.8 SARTOR 97 3rd Edition (executive summary)

1.9 Peter Honey Learning Log (simple but helpful way to encourage experiential learning)

1.10 Engineering Council (A-E) Competence and Commitment  CEng  IEng  EngTech

1.11 OSCEng

1.121 OSCEng Standards (Generic Engineering Standards for N/SVQ Levels 4,5     building)

1.122 OSCEng ESC Standards (draft) (Generic Engineering Standards for N/SVQ Levels 1,2,3 building)

1.13 Management and Enterprise NTO (METO) (incorporating old MCI) now superseded by Chartered Management Institute

1.14 Management Standards (outline) (METO MCI now Chartered Management Institute)

1.15 NTO National Council

1.15a Sector Skills Councils (SS Development Agency will supersede NTO's  Nat Council starting early 2002)

1.16 NTO listing by sector

1.17 Employment NTO (ENTO) (incorporating old TDLB)

1. 18 ENTO Standards (outline) (including 'D' Units replacements A/V Units)

1.19 NET (Electro-technical NTO) (Electrical installation etc)

1.20 IPD

1.21 CHP Association

1.211 Associaton of Meter Operators

1.22 Open University Validation Services (OUVS)

1.23 OU

1.24 City & Guilds

1.25 QCA

1.26 SQA

1.26 Department for Education and Skills (DfES)

1.28 Investors in People

1.29 EMTA

1.30 ETA Links

1.31 Inscape (Excellent source for technical Open Learning / media production - but don't forget to get us to provide the content for you !)

1.32 Euro Record

1.33 CEDEFOP Euro Vocational Education and Training (VET) organisation

1.34 Data mining overview  (KeFax are currently exploring this area for application to the larger skills databases produced by our Framework Manager package)

1.35 Winzip (Free Down Load site)

1.36 Adobe Acrobat reader (Free Down Load site)

2. Book / reference sources

2.0 Electrical Power Books from PennWells (US oriented but some useful General titles)

2.1 Amazon book search

2.2 IEE Library search

2.3 IEE Technical Reference/Document search (Inspec etc)

2.4 Bibliofind

2.5 Electricity Supply Handbook (Electrical Review/Times etc Archive link has useful ESI news stories)

2.6 Electricity Industry overview

2.7 Electricity Companies Ownership and takeovers chronology (and other general Electricity Industry business information)

2.8 Electricity Company sites

2.9 Electricity Association

2.10  EA Engineering Recommendations and Specifications List

2.11  Employment and Skills Study of the UK Electricity Industry 2000

2.111 Employment and Skills Study of the UK Electricity Industry 2001

2.12   DfEE Datasphere

2.13   Edexcel

2.14  Electricty (US trade journal)

2.15  UK Electricity Pool (Now superseded by Elexon - site remains for archive purposes only)

2.151 Elexon 

2.16 Electrical Contractors Association

2.17 National ElectroTechnical Training (Electricians NTO)

(Contact enquiries@kefax.co.uk  for Power Engineering or  modern Adult Learning theory and practice references/suggestions)

3. General related reference sources

3.1 ETA News

3.2 Power Generation International (inc. daily Industry news updates)

3.3 Transmission and Distribution World

3.31 European energy

3.32 Metering International

3.33 Itron (Manufacturer site with extensive guides to current metering technology) 

3.4 OFGEM Publications

3.5 FT Energy

3.6 Utility Week on-line

3.61 Platts Energy Market Information service

3.7 People Management

3.8 Personnel Today

3.9 Directory of Health and Safety related organisations

3.10 Training Zone (and Learning Wire) (Training News etc and e-mail newsletter free subscription) 

3.11 Training Journal

3.12 Training Journal HRD Discussion web

3.13 Microsoft Instructional Resources

3.14 Microsoft e-learn (LRN)

3.15 Electronic Telegraph

3.16 About.com

3.17 Acronym look up database


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