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Jan. 6, 2010
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How Big is the North America Training Market?
from The Training Industry
We all know that virtually every company, no matter the size and industry vertical - in some way and at some time - spends money to train employees, customers, or suppliers. Even the small independent consulting companies periodically provides or participates in training to keep credentials current and to stay up to date on industry trends and innovations. More

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009
from The Center for Learning & Performance Technologies
This FINAL list has been compiled from the Top 10 Tool Contributions of 278 Learning Professionals worldwide. Here is a presentation of the Top 100 Tools. More

IACET Member Spotlight
from IACET
Would you be interested in sharing about your organization and experiences with IACET and your fellow Authorized Providers? Well this is your opportunity to shine and connect with your peers in the continuing education and training field. If interested please contact IACET staff at and we will provide you the information you need to spotlight your organization. More

IACET's "How to Become an Authorized Provider" Workshop
from IACET
As a renewing AP, we encourage you to participate in an Authorized Provider workshop to learn about the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard and the AP application process. To register for an upcoming workshop, please click on the link below. If you cannot remember your registration code, please contact us at More

Friday, Jan. 29, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: New Zealand Embassy
2425 Olympic Blvd.
East Tower
Santa Monica, CA

Friday, Feb. 12, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Offices
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C.

10 Ideas to Optimize Online Training and Maximize Impact
from eLeaP
What does it take to make online training effective? That's a tough question to answer. To attempt an answer, we have to look at traditional classroom training methods and what elements make them effective. Is it eye contact with the instructor? Interacting with other students? Asking questions and getting immediate answers? There may not be a single answer. For the most part, educators are still to try to work out these factors and how they impact learning. More

How to Train the Aging Brain
from The New York Times
Brains in middle age, which, with increased life spans, now stretches from the 40s to late 60s, also get more easily distracted. Indeed, aging brains, even in the middle years, fall into what's called the default mode, during which the mind wanders off and begin daydreaming. Given all this, the question arises: Can an old brain learn, and then remember what it learns? Put another way, is this a brain that should be in school? While it's tempting to focus on the flaws in older brains, that inducement overlooks how capable they've become. More

Education for Older Adults Thrives Despite Hard Times
from The San Diego News Network
Devastating budget cuts in California have meant hard times for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and for college students at public universities as well. But one group has enjoyed continued success through it all - only you have to be over 50 to enjoy it. "Renewing enthusiasm for learning" is the motto of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, "for adults who never stop experiencing life." More

General Physics Corporation's Energy Services Group becomes certified IACET Authorized Provider
from The Business Wire
Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation, the operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation, has announced that its Energy Services group has been certified by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training as an Authorized Provider. More

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