The CET Connection
Sep. 24, 2014

There's still time...
IACET
IACET would like to invite you to submit a presentation proposal for our monthly Connection webinars. IACET's Connection webinars are available free of charge to Authorized Providers and individual members, and covers topics ranging from leveraging MOOCs for social learning to best practices in continuing education and training. Submission deadline has been extended to September 30th! More

Become a contributor
IACET
Would you like to be a guest blogger for IACET's new blog? We are now accepting blogs anywhere between 600 and 1,000 words about social media and training, writing learning outcomes, needs assessment and more. For a list of suggested topics, please click here.

Need help? Click here on how to write a good blog. Submit your blog entry to IACET at info@iacet.org today!More

Training Industry Magazine Fall 2014 — Now online!
Training Industry
This edition focuses on best practices for developing exceptional content and explores innovative approaches to training design and delivery.

This issue includes the following feature articles:

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We need an education policy for adult immigrants
Forbes
The recent sudden influx of illegal immigrants was predicted to cause a host of problems for locations where the immigrants, especially children, were transported. Sure enough, we have an uptick in illnesses that Americans were not normally exposed to and increased enrollment in public schools in many affected communities. However, one problem that was unanticipated was adults enrolling in public high schools. This needs to be stopped.More

Reaching the millennial generation
IACET
Join our inaugural event discussing the millennial generation in the workplace. A panel discussion will follow a keynote address about Building the Bridges between Boomers, Generation X and Millennials and we will continue the conversation about the shift in workplace paradigms between the generations in roundtables.More

How to rate your learning environment
Administrate
As a trainer, it's important to make sure you are teaching in the best learning environment possible. You want your learning environment to be conductive to high quality learning, so it's important to take a step back every now and then in order to reflect on what is working well, and what needs changed. How would you rate your own learning environment currently? To consider how well your learning environment is working, it's important to look at a number of different areas, which we have listed below. To see how well you're doing in any given area, it may be a good idea to give yourself a rating from 1-5 for each area, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest.More

Gamification: Recipe for successful learning — Or just one ingredient?
Learning Solutions Magazine
Gamification is getting a lot of press these days, with promises of great improvements in learning. And while companies are citing successful employee engagement in gamifed learning, the real question is whether gamification itself is a recipe for learning success, or is it just one ingredient?More

Tips for managing effectively
Training Zone
To accomplish your business objectives, you will have to be focused. You can't be easily distracted by things that are not pertinent. To become more focused, you should: Start your day by writing down your goals for the day in order of importance and thinking about the best ways to accomplish them. Figure out what has to be done immediately and put that at the top of your list. For tasks that don't have to be done immediately, try to pick times in the day when it will be easiest to accomplish them according to your schedule. Knock the jobs off your list one at a time and don’t think too much about what's coming up.More

Do listening styles matter in online learning?
eLearning Industry
Communicating is all about what you say ... Right? The skill of listening is often overlooked in discussions of communication styles and techniques. But without being able to listen — and recognize how your conversation partner prefers to listen — you are not truly communicating. Understanding the different listening styles can help you improve your e-Learning content too.More

How the digital skills gap is killing productivity and what you can do about it
Training Industry
New technologies have the potential to transform productivity in the workplace. But, this potential will remain unrealized unless we empower the workforce with the digital skills necessary to take advantage. Organizations consistently find that today's workforce does not have these digital skills. The resulting digital skills gap is damaging business and the economy as a whole; contributing to a decline in the productivity growth rate to 1 percent and costing the U.S. economy $1 trillion.More

When adult learners won't simply 'Level Up'
edSurge
The math problem was one of three — and the most complex — on the board that greeted students Monday morning at the Literacy Action Center, a nonprofit organization based in Salt Lake City, Utah, that provides math and literacy instruction for English-speaking adults with limited reading, writing and/or math skills. Most learners enter the program performing at less than a 5th grade level, though many in today's class began instruction at the Kindergarten level.More