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Come get engaged with IACET in 2013
IACET's volunteer opportunities bring together training profession leaders to explore the many facets of the CE/T industry. IACET relies on its members to provide volunteer leadership and support for its many programs, events and accreditation services. Make the most out of your membership and volunteer today. More
Top 10 e-learning movers and shakers
Bob Little Press & PR Share
Now in its fourth year, here are the new lists of the Top 10 most influential people in the corporate e-learning sector, in the World, Europe, the U.K. and Asia-Pacific. Please bear in mind that these lists are based on nothing more than experience and prejudice. They are compiled from a corporate online learning perspective, on the basis of a person's perceived current influence on the online learning industry — as a practitioner, commentator, facilitator and/or thought leader. More
Do you translate competencies into expectations?
Kirkpatrick Partners Share
Do you successfully translate competencies into critical behaviors that shape on-the-job expectations? Listen as Marion Dakin, an independent trainer and consultant in the U.K., explains how she did it with her client. Click here to listen to the recording.
The Skillsoft Learning Growth Model
During turbulent economic times learning professionals need to tackle both what is important and what is urgent. Learning programs must closely align with your organization's strategic goals. The demand for increased talent will likely intensify in the coming years, requiring our entire industry to increasingly employ technology-based learning resources and justify their use. The Skillsoft Learning Growth Model® was developed to help you chart a realistic direction for your organization, allowing you to choose to implement the right learning resources, at the right time. More
Small business leaders need to see the value of employee training
Small Business Digest Share
The value of learning and development is clear. A highly-skilled workforce, and the continued development of those employees, can be a strategic differentiator. Employees with well-developed professional skills are more innovative and productive — this investment in training results in a better future for the business and the employee. More
Congratulations to our IACET Authorized Providers
The following organizations were accredited in December 2012.
Report: Adult education up in Arizona
Arizona was recently ranked near the top in the nation for their educational gains in adult education for the second consecutive year. According to a semi-annual Adult Education report released by Superintendent John Huppenthal, Arizona was fourth nationally for their successes in helping high school dropouts to attain a high school education, producing over two grade level increases at an annual cost of less than $1,250 per student. More
Low-cost classes can improve aging brains
Surprise, surprise: a growing body of research concludes that while the aging brain may not be as fast and accurate as its younger self, that doesn't mean older brains can't grow and develop new strengths. Sheila Rocker Heppe is counting on it. Sylvia Ryan and Melanie Johnson believe it. The three are all associated with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute — OLLI for short. Affiliated with Humboldt State University, OLLI is all about keeping what it calls the age "50 and better" crowd active, informed and learning through a series of specially designed, low-cost short courses. More
Continuing education classes offer remarkable range of topics in a sociable setting
Ottawa Citizen Share
There's knitting and sewing, flower arranging and jewelry making, not to mention drawing, painting and picture taking. There's dancing — ballroom, belly, salsa and swing — and exercise too, such as cardio, kettleball and zumba, if that's your thing. Learn to play bango, piano or violin; learn about stocks and you could cash in. Or perhaps you'd prefer bike repair, cutting hair or cooking Italian with flair. More
Budget cuts in adult education hurt Hispanics' chance to learn English
State budgets continue to get slashed nationwide, especially for adult education, leaving more Hispanics with decreased opportunities for taking English as a second language classes. "That's a problem you're seeing in states like California that are so cash-strapped in all types of public education," Migration Policy Institute Policy Analyst Sarah Hooker told Voxxi. "There is absolutely an undeniable acceptance to the fact that there's public support for K-12 education, public support for post-secondary education and community colleges, and universities. Really, who is losing out the most in these budget situations are adult learners." The Migration Policy Institute provides fresh thought, authoritative data from numerous global organizations and governments, and global analysis of international migration and refugee trends. More