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Oct. 28, 2009
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A Systematic Approach to the Design of Blended Learning
from Frank Troha, ICSD Member
If Time, Money and Reputations Matter, So Should Instructional Design. I hope you'll never hear an outside consultant tell you that it will take a remarkable amount of additional money or time to complete your e-learning or blended learning project. By blended learning I simply mean e-learning combined with another venue, typically face-to-face classroom instruction. More

IACET 2009 Authorized Provider Survey
from IACET
IACET wants to ensure that we meet the needs of our Authorized Providers. In an effort to do this we ask that you please complete the IACET 2009 AP Survey, which will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your answers to the survey can be completely anonymous and confidential. Results will be reported in aggregate or grouped data. If at anytime you have questions about the survey, please feel free to e-mail me at

IACET appreciates your input, and you will have a chance at the end of the survey to enter our drawing for an American Express gift card worth $150 as long as we receive your completed survey by Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

IACET Offers Free Webinar for Renewing APs
from IACET
Have you started to think about the Authorized Provider renewal process? Are you unsure as to what the renewal process entails? IACET is offering a call led by our team of experts to assist you with the renewal application process. This call will be on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 3-4 p.m. EST. 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

Nov. 20 - AP Workshop - Tallahassee, Fla.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Florida Department of Children and Families
1317 Winewood Blvd.
Bldg. 2 Room 103
Tallahassee, Fla.

Dec. 7 - AP Workshop - McLean, Va.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: IACET Headquarters
1760 Old Meadow Road
Suite 500
McLean, Va.

IACET Annual Business Meeting
from IACET
IACET hosted our Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 3:00 4:00 p.m. EST. IACET's President, Karen Brown, began the meeting by providing an overall update on the organization followed by a Q&A session with IACET's leadership and staff. If you were unable to attend, we will provide another opportunity in January 2010.

New Survey Reveals Obstacles to Training and Education are Threatening U.S. Competitiveness and Worker Prosperity
from The Business Roundtable
A new survey reveals that the United States is at risk of losing its competitive edge and American workers' economic potential by not addressing business' growing demand for a better educated and better trained workforce. American workers' unmet need for further education and training is exacerbating today's unemployment problem and portending long-term trouble for workers and businesses even after the economy recovers. More

Education Department Seeks Advice from Experts on Ways to Improve Assessments
from The U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education announced that it will hold public meetings across the country to listen and learn from assessment experts and practitioners. The goals are two-fold: first to gather technical input to inform the development of a Race to the Top Assessment Competition; and second to enable states, who will be the competition applicants, and the public to participate in and learn from these events. More

Education Secretary Duncan Announces $11.25 Million to Benefit Working Adults and Displaced Workers Enrolled in Community Colleges
from the U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education announced the award of $11.25 million in grants for 29 projects to benefit working adults and displaced workers pursuing degrees or credentials in community colleges. The grants will focus on preparing adult learners with the marketable skills and knowledge to address employer needs in high-growth occupations. More

Childcare Education Institute Announces New Website for Head Start
from Reuters
Childcare Education Institute, a distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce the launch of a new Head Start Training website at The new site directly serves the needs of the Head Start community. The design and streamlined navigation makes finding enrollment requirements, program descriptions, scholarship opportunities, and Head Start training requirements effortless for Head Start staff and directors. The site is also available in Spanish, at the click of a button. More

Syracuse University Library's Special Collections Research Center Invites Applicants for Adult Education Research Grants
from Syracuse University Library
The Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Library, in New York, invites applicants to its Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Research Grants-in-Aid Program, now in its third year. As much as $5,000 of grants-in-aid will be awarded in 2010 to researchers in the history and practice of adult education who wish to use the collections in SCRC's Charters Library. The actual amount of each award will depend upon the scope of the research outlined in the applicant's proposal. More

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