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Are you sick of boring webinars?
Are you sick of boring webinars in which a presenter drones on and the only form of interaction, if any, is a somewhat contrived poll that gathers predictable information of interest only to the presenter? We are tired of them, too, and we are doing something about it. With the increased use of webinars and other online training media, we have made it a goal to push the limits of interaction and personal connection available using these tools.
2013 Top 20 Content Development Companies
This list recognizes the top content development companies in the training industry and is designed to help buy-side organizations in their search for the right training partner. Selection to this year's Top 20 Content Development Companies list was based on the following criteria:
IACET Call for Award Nominations — Deadline is July 19
IACET is seeking nominations for the 2013 Exemplar and Distinguished Service Awards. The IACET Awards honor deserving individuals, projects, or 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 AP programs.
Continuing education boosts career advancement
Des Moines Register
Though there are many reasons for a nontraditional student to make the decision to attend or return to college after entering the workforce, more workers are attending school on a part-time basis after the work day ends. These students are eager to sharpen skills, meet demands for new technologies or position themselves for promotions or increased job security.
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Getting good job really does depend on education
Lansing State Journal
By 2018, 62 percent of Michigan jobs will require higher education, according to Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute. Yet, nonprofit think tank Michigan Future Inc. reports that in the Lansing area, only 27 percent of the population has bachelor's degrees. We need to shift the perception of education from one that's undervalued to one that is considered important and necessary. A high school diploma no longer is enough to succeed and live a comfortable middle class lifestyle. Some post-secondary education is needed, whether it’s a bachelor's degree, certificate or apprenticeship.
Inside a job-training program that's just hellacious enough to get results
In a conference room in Ann Arbor, Mich., an ex-Marine turned helicopter mechanic introduces himself to the assembled group: "Uh, my name is Tinker Bell." He hasn't lost his mind. He has been forced to give up his identity as part of a novel worker-training program conceived by Hossein Nivi, an Iranian-born mechanical engineer and 25-year Ford veteran. In his last role at the carmaker, Nivi developed a worker-training simulation in which trainees work at a calamitous, pretend factory and try to accomplish tasks while actors strive to make life horrible. Seven years ago, he set up Pendaran to sell his brand of worker-training to the broader corporate world.
The LMS Advantage
Learning management systems allow businesses to automate their onboarding programs and adjust them to meet the needs of individual workers or eliminate certain problems. Trainers can create straightforward courses that take workers through basic practices step-by-step or design an application that provides assistance for difficult problems. Many businesses are using learning management systems for their onsite training needs. It's an effective tool that companies can use for training.