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Aug. 5, 2009
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A Practical, Proven Way to Design Almost Any Type of Training
by Frank Troha, IACET Council on Standards Development (ICSD) member
There are as many instructional design models as there are package deals to Europe. For my taste, many are too basic (e.g., the three-step models), while others are much too elaborate (e.g., the 20-step models with arrows going every which way). If you happen to agree, you may find the approach I use and recommend to be the happy medium you've been looking for. It works for all major categories of training, including executive/management, marketing/sales, and technical. More

Virtual Reality Used to Train Next Generation of Workers
from the Reliable Plant
It was six years ago, over a jug or two of Alexander Keith's Ale, that business partners Terry Smith and Kevin McNulty started discussing the abysmal state of training in the resources industry. More

Teacher Training Faces Overhaul
from Indianapolis Star
Proposed rules would give Indiana teachers a new mandate: what you teach matters more than how you teach. A broad series of changes proposed by Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett would require even elementary education majors to minor in core subjects such as math, English, science, art or social studies while limiting undergraduate coursework in education. More

$1 Million for Adult Education Programs
from the Orlando Business Journal
The Florida Department of Education and Workforce Florida Inc. will receive nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Labor for exceeding their target performance levels for education and employment activities. More

Federal Job Training for Seniors More in Demand Than Ever
from GovCentral
Janice Blevins ended up homeless last year after being laid off from her job as a machine operator. "I'm kind of a proud person, so I tried to make it," Blevins said. "But I couldn't make it. You never think you would be the one on the streets. It's pretty overwhelming." The 60-year-old Manteca resident is not the only senior struggling to make ends meet in this country, and the federal government knows it. More

How a Community College Makes Room
from The Chronicle of Higher Education
For a long time, nobody knew where the water in the library's basement was coming from, but it was not a pressing concern. After all, most people on the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County had no reason to venture into the building's windowless depths. More

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