Today is the last day to register for IACET's Southeastern Regional Symposium in Atlanta!
What role does IACET play in workforce development? The message is clear ... quality workforce development is the key to economic development and industry growth. What are you doing as an organization to meet this need? Industry associations, corporations and educational institutions must be quick to respond to rapidly changing market demands and IACET is here to help. Join us at the 2012 IACET Southeastern Regional Symposium on March 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Commerce Club in Atlanta. More
Free IACET networking session in Durham, NC on April 19
What does an Exemplar Authorized Provider Training Organization look like? Find out how IACET's two-time Exemplar Award Winner, GCFLearnFree.org, has been able to deliver over 750 different courses to millions of people in over 200 countries and territories for absolutely free. Please come join local area APs, prospects and IACET Board members to learn how GCFLearnFree.org uses the IACET standard to develop and deliver innovative training programs. More
IACET presence at ASTD and SHRM conferences
IACET will be exhibiting at two major industry conferences this year. Please be sure to drop by and say hello.
ASTD Conference — May 6-9, in Denver, CO — IACET booth #659
SHRM Conference — June 24-26, in Atlanta, GA — IACET booth # 2706
What's better: e-Learning or classroom?
The Performance Improvement Blog Share
We need to examine the proliferation of Web-based education before it gets out of hand. Online college courses are being promoted as the panacea for producing more college graduates and strengthening the workforce. The Obama administration has been touting the educational value of online courses since coming into office over three years ago, and many colleges, especially community colleges, have adopted that mantra. More
CEU Plan becomes Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs
CapCert Connections Share
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training has awarded CEU Plan the prestigious Authorized Provider accreditation. IACET Authorized Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units. The accreditation period extends for five years, and includes all programs offered or created during that time. More
The role and function of a learning analytics leader
Managing the tidal wave of data is usually the responsibility of the Chief Information Officer or the Chief Technology Officer, depending on how the company is structured. They manage the technology that coordinates the flow of information into systems and the information that flows out via Web pages, statistics, graphs and reports. The skills necessary to manage the flow of data are substantially different from the skills needed to turn the flow of data into meaningful information that leaders can use to make decisions. But who is responsible for extracting useful information to help leaders make decisions about the business? More
So you want to eliminate the online teacher?
Managing eLearning Share
Jon Aleckson writes, "I often get inquiries from national associations looking to move their face to face workshops online. The first myth I often need to dispel is the concept that an expert instructor is no longer needed; the second is the notion that online courses carry higher profit margins. Research shows distance education as effective as face to face education; but most of that research included distance education courses taught by an instructor. What is left when you eliminate the instructor? A lot of reading. If you plan to create sophisticated interactive learning activities, like games or simulations, plan to make a significant investment in development. Amortize curriculum development costs over 3 years." More
4 trends in online training and e-learning in 2012
With ever-changing technologies, new techniques and new strategies continuously surfacing, e-learning and training are consistently growing and are full of new possibilities and potential for organizations. As new developments for e-learning quickly move forward, they promise some very exciting capabilities for online training and information exchange. More
South Carolina leads the way in on-the-job training programs
The State Share
South Carolina is at the forefront of a surge in apprenticeship programs, and its approach, born in the technical college system, has become a national model for workforce development. Since the state launched Apprenticeship Carolina in 2007, the number of registered apprenticeship programs in the state has grown by more than 300 percent, state officials said, to more than 300 programs. The number of apprentices at work in the state, meanwhile, has quadrupled to more than 3,100. More
Report finds US must finds better ways to match training to jobs
Press of Atlantic City Share
New Jersey ranks sixth nationally in percentage of adults with at least a two-year college degree, according to a report released by the Lumina Foundation, a private nonprofit working to help more Americans graduate from college and meet demands for a higher-skilled work force. A large gap exists, however, between the northern and southern counties: Cumberland County had the lowest college attainment rate in 2010 of 21 percent, while Somerset County had the highest at 61 percent. According to the report, based on U.S. Census Bureau data, the rate was 33 percent in Atlantic County and 36 percent in Cape May and Ocean counties. More