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Software for designing tests for assessment and examinations has been picked for an award from the British Computer Society. Question Mark Computing was presented with a BCS medal for Question Mark Designer for Windows at a ceremony in London this week.

The company has opened a World Wide Web site on the Internet and has created software (QM Web) that colleges and other organisations can purchase to create WWW pages for their own questions. This allows almost instant feedback and analysis, and the company suggests that some examinations could soon be offered on-line.

Question Mark Computing, 5th Floor, Hill House, Highgate Hill, London N19 5NA, tel: 0171 263 7575 (fax 7555). World Wide Web address http:www.qmark. com

Research Machines is hoping to tap into the pre-Christmas home market with a special offer for teachers. The company is offering anyone involved in teaching in the UK a Pounds 200 voucher to spend on a PC from its new range from 486 PCs to Multimedia Pentiums. Printers are also available on special terms.

More information from Nick Parker at Research Machines, New Mill House, 183 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4SE, tel: 01235 826000.

Details of training, further and higher education, gap year challenges and working holidays are just a few of the topics covered by a new computer database for young people.

Launched earlier this month and funded by the Home Office Voluntary Services Unit, YouthNet will bring information on a wide range of opportunities for young people together on the Internet and CD-Rom .

For a Pounds 10 monthly subscription plus the cost of a phone call, users will be able to access the database through schools, youth organisations, business or a personal computer at home. Details from Caroline Sawyer, tel: 0171 823 3333. E-mail Youthnet@ dircon.co.uk.Internet http;www. Youthnet.org.ukYouthnet.

Learned Information Europe has launched Web sites on the Internet for Online Information 95, and the incorporated Internet World International Winter 95 exhibition, at Olympia, London, December 5-7. Features include a full list of exhibitors, programme and ticket and venue details.

The Online Information 95 web site is at: http:www.learned.co.ukonline9. The Internet World International 95 web site is at:http:www.iwi-learn. com.

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