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IACET would like to wish its members and industry professionals a Happy New Year! As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of The CET Connection a look at the most accessed articles from the year.

Top 5 PowerPoint design tips for trainers
mindflash    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From June 6, 2012: It's indispensable, it's maddening. It's revolutionary, it's boring. It's every training designer's best friend and worst enemy — PowerPoint. Love it or hate it, PowerPoint is one of the most commonly used tools for corporate trainers. But, as is the case with any such tool, its value lies in how its used. With that in mind, here are five of our most popular posts on how to create great training materials in PowerPoint. More

Online learning: Maturing? Perhaps. Improving? Always.
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Sept. 26, 2012: The Web has been abuzz in recent days following a study released by Eduventures indicating that the market for online education is maturing. According to the research, while the sheer number of adults enrolled in online programs continues to increase steadily, the percentage of adults with a preference for post-traditional, distance learning remains unchanged from six years ago. In response, some have argued that flexibility is no longer enough; online education providers must begin to demonstrate an increase in the value of their education offerings. However, this line of reasoning ignores the vast advancements in quality made over the past few decades. More

Why your presentations lack depth, and what you can do about it
Fast Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Sept. 12, 2012: Your audience has become numb to PowerPoint. In fact they're pretty much bored with static slides altogether. They're spatial learners. They need a sense of context to relate information and ideas based on connections and patterns. They want depth. And if you want your presentations to resonate with your audience, you'd better give it to them. More

Lifelong learning: Ideas and resources for keeping your brain sharp
The New York Times (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Feb. 1, 2012: Challenging the brain — whether via reading, getting a college degree, attending lectures, writing or doing puzzles — can keep one's mind sharp for a lifetime. For those in midlife and beyond, a college degree appears to slow the brain's aging process by up to a decade, adding a new twist to the cost-benefit analysis of higher education — for young students as well as those thinking about returning to school. More

Value of certificates
InsideTrack, Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Sept. 26, 2012: When we talk about postsecondary education today, we mean more than degree programs. Serious, rigorous, academic postsecondary certificate programs play a big role and are only recently receiving the attention they deserve. Recent reports and press coverage that address the value of certificate programs reflect this new interest. For example: Op-ed piece in Politico by the heads of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce and the Lumina Foundation. More

The importance of stackable certificates
The evolllution    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Aug. 15, 2012: The stackable credential concept really came from more of a demand in higher education that students were able to develop some career-related skills and there was a push that degrees weren't necessarily giving students the workforce skills that they needed. So there was a trend toward getting professional certificates and credentials that would lead directly to employment. More

Continuing education and adult education — A comparison    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Feb. 15, 2012: The two terms, continuing education and adult education, are frequently confused with each other when describing adult teaching and learning. An initial comparison of these two expressions show they are linked by one common theme — education designed for adults. Nevertheless, both are designed for different types of education. One is remedial in nature, while the other is intended to support additional schooling beyond a person's current level of education. More

What's better: e-Learning or classroom?
The Performance Improvement Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From March 28, 2012: We need to examine the proliferation of Web-based education before it gets out of hand. Online college courses are being promoted as the panacea for producing more college graduates and strengthening the workforce. The Obama administration has been touting the educational value of online courses since coming into office over three years ago, and many colleges, especially community colleges, have adopted that mantra. More

The next generation of e-learning    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From May 9, 2012: 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

The future for trainers, organizational development and human resources professionals    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Feb. 1, 2012: Anytime human resources, organizational development and training professionals are together in a room, someone inevitably asks the question, "So, what is the future of our roles?" After many years of effort, they finally have a seat at the table. However, the table has morphed from a long, wood plank in the middle of the room to connections between smartphones, Skype, the Cloud and other electronic devices. Staying tuned into technology and becoming master facilitators will push learning and employee retention to new levels. More

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