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ANSI/IACET 1-2007 standard public comment period is open
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As an ANSI accredited standards development organization, IACET has issued notice for public comment on the revision of the "ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard for Continuing Education and Training." The comment period begins on May 9, and will end June 25. More

IACET presence at SHRM Conference
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IACET will be exhibiting at the Society for Human Resource Management Conference in June. Please be sure to drop by and say hello.

SHRM Conference — June 24-26, in Atlanta, GA IACET booth #2706

Congratulations to our IACET Authorized Providers
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The following organizations were accredited or reaccredited in April.

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare   Memphis, TN
ProCert Training, LLC   Beverly Hills, CA
School of PE    Dublin, OH
The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors   Columbus, OH
Xylem, Residential and Commercial Water   Morton Grove, IL

Evaluation — Words into action?
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This is one of those topics that never goes away. It reigns supreme in just about every needs study for workplace learning professionals. We say we want to do more and know more. We are eager to check out more tools, and get a better handle on the situation. The topic — evaluation. More

American Association of Community Colleges report calls for dramatic change    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
On April 21, the American Association of Community Colleges released a report titled "Reclaiming the American Dream: Community Colleges and the Nation's Future." It was created by AACC's 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges, comprised of 38 community college professionals. More

The next generation of e-learning    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Rapid e-learning played a role in the evolution of e-learning mostly because it took course creation out of the hands of a few programmers and placed it into the hands of anyone who wanted to create a course. I see this as the democratization of e-learning. And it runs parallel to how digital media's empowered people all over the world to create and deliver content using a host of online tools and social media applications. More

Fewer employers reimbursing staff for continuing education costs
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As businesses reinstate some of the employee perks lost during the recession, one doesn't appear to have made a comeback: paying for continuing education. Twenty-six percent of chief financial officers interviewed for a Robert Half Finance & Accounting survey said their companies offer staff full or partial reimbursement for the education units required to maintain professional certifications. This is down significantly from six years ago when nearly half (46 percent) of executives said they cover these costs. More

Certificate programs increasing in popularity
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Yumeri Gonzalez got the phone call at 3:45 p.m. All she had to do was reshuffle her work schedule, arrange for child care, and fight traffic to make it to Salem State University in Massachusetts by 6 p.m., and she would get a seat in the medical assistant program for which she had been wait listed. Gonazlez, 31, made it. Now, six months later, she is working as a medical assistant in a pediatric office in Malden. The certificate she earned at Salem State allowed her to advance from her former job as a medical office clerk and increase her pay by almost $10,000 per year. More

Creativity, problem finding, education and training
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A small crowd of teenagers were gathered in the quiet computer room one recent afternoon. They watched in astonishment as, on a small square monitor screen appeared a rapid succession of numbers — prime numbers — those numbers that can only be divided by one or itself. To work out such a large sequence manually would have taken hours of painstaking, boring work with a calculator. More

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