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IACET 2015 Call for Awards Nominations Now Open!
IACET
IACET honors deserving individuals, innovators, projects, and programs that have significantly contributed to the field of continuing education and training. IACET members are invited to submit self-nominations or nominations for other individuals and/or AP programs. The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 5. If you have questions about the process, please contact Amy Lotz, CAE at alotz@iacet.org.
  • Distinguished Service Award — The IACET Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual for exceptional service and major leadership to IACET. Nominees must be an IACET member for five more years.
  • Exemplar Training Organization Award — The IACET Exemplar Training Organization Award honors exemplary, results-oriented programs or projects that demonstrate cost-effective, signifcant, and relevant impact on the populations served. Nominees must be an IACET Accredited Provider in good standing.
  • Innovation of the Year Award — Learner Engagement — The IACET Innovation of the Year Award — Learner Engagement recognizes the "best-of-the-best" in engagement and the classroom learning environment. Nominees must be an IACET Accredited Provider in good standing.
  • Innovation of the Year Award — Technology Integration — The IACET Innovation of the Year Award — Technology Integration recognizes the "best-of-the-best" in technology integration and innovation. Nominees must be an IACET Accredited Provider in good standing.
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What exactly is mobile learning?
Learning Solutions Magazine
Mobile learning is exciting and full of potential. But if we are not careful, how we see mobile learning can inhibit what we do with it. Think about this. You're home, late at night, and you start a course on your tablet. The next day you head out on a business trip, and, while waiting for your plane, you pull out your tablet and continue the course. Finally, at the hotel, you log in, again on your tablet and finish the course. Is this mobile learning?
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Gamification of learning
Lynda.com
Gamification is an underutilized element in instructional design, but it's crucial to engaging today's learners and enabling content mastery. In this course, professor, instructional game designer, and author Karl Kapp lays the foundations of the theory, provides examples of gamification in three real-world learning scenarios, and breaks down the dynamics of gamification (aka what makes games fun!): escape, collection, discovery, pattern recognition, and other risk/reward activities.
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How to identify a skills gap in your employees
Administrate
Workplace training can be an extremely important activity to have your staff participate in, especially if you feel there is a particular skills gap that your staff could use some training on. If you have a certain time of the year where you schedule in a lot of training, you may be looking at what sorts of training sessions would be the most beneficial. This is a great time to see if you can identify any skills gaps in your staff to make sure that you arrange some training which will address this.
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What have we learned about personalized learning?
Elearning!
In 2015, there is a much greater interest in personalization. The E-learning User Study 2014 mentions that interest in personalization of learning shifted from 4 percent in 2013 to 47 percent in 2014. In the March issue, John Bryson mentioned five training trends to watch this year. His No. 2 trend was "personalized experiences." What does this mean to corporations and others who are thinking about offering more personalized learning? What strategies are useful for implementing more personalized learning?
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How to keep training short and still prevent new employees from crashing
Training Zone
Expert paratroopers can land on their feet and immediately start running towards the next target. In the business world it is very common to hear managers state that they will only hire employees that will be able to hit the ground running, straight after the shortest possible training period. In reality only a select few can hit the ground running. Moreover, they have to be experts in the niche they are asked to master. Still, in order to minimize cost and maximize productivity, it is essential for companies to reduce the ramp time for all new employees. Ramp time refers to the time between when a new employee is hired and when he/she starts to become productive at their new job.
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Online induction training — Because first impressions count
eLearning Industry
Did you know that most people decide how long they will stay in their job within the first week of employment? Successful induction courses are your chance to show new employees what makes your company tick and pave the way for an easy, enjoyable and productive integration. Here we look at the advantages of taking your company induction course online.
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4 ways sales training participants are different than other learners
Training Industry
Training is essential to an organization's success and it's a great tool for developing the full potential of every employee. In order for the program to be beneficial and deliver lasting results, it must be executed with a unique set of participants in mind. When it's a sales team that you're looking to train, it's important to consider the specific characteristics that separate these individuals from their peers. Here are four ways that sales training participants are different and how those differences should be reflected in a training program.
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What disruption? Online education and the status quo
PC Magazine
William Fenton, a contributor for PC Magazine, writes: "Despite grandiloquent claims about changing education — or the world—today's most popular online courses largely reinforce the status quo of higher education. This isn't to say that online courses aren't useful for many learners. As I have stressed in my reviews of edX, Coursera, Khan Academy, Udemy, and Udacity, online courses provide the tools with which adult learners, particularly tech-savvy self-starters, can pursue continuing education at little or no cost. However, I also notice a discomforting disconnect between platforms' democratic mantras and their course catalogs."
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Why you should strive to be a lifelong learner
Entrepreneur
Many people wonder what they can do to become well-rounded and competitive while increase their rate of success. An often overlooked yet simple way to improve is to increase your knowledge by being a self-starter. Traditional, structured education is very important, yet much success is derived from highly motivated individuals that have dedicated their lives to the concept of lifelong learning. These individuals prioritize the creation of time in their busy lives each day to educate themselves on new concepts and ideas. These individuals understand the importance of creating plentiful opportunities in all spheres of life.
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