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2012 State of the Industry
ASTD    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to ASTD, "U.S. organizations spent approximately $156.2 billion on employee learning and development in 2011." Despite lower numbers than last year, ASTD's findings indicate a strong commitment to learning. Backed by research from nearly 500 companies, the State of the Industry report gives you and your colleagues valuable insight to make informed decisions regarding your learning programs. More

IACET AP promotes accreditation through YouTube
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American Water College was recently accredited as an Authorized Provider by IACET. Take a look at their video that demonstrates the impact ANSI standards and the IACET accreditation have on the Water Industry. Take a look at the video. More

Can a volunteer beat a paid professional for a job?
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Volunteer experience (altruism aside) can be great for professional development — you develop new skills, you meet new people, you work with different organizations. However, when your only recent experience is unpaid — say, you've left the workforce to raise a family, or you're in-between jobs — is volunteer experience still as valuable? Can volunteers compete against paid professionals? Do employers care as much about what you accomplished if you were unpaid? More

Understanding the disruptive wave of new learning models
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Higher education has been very good about identifying how long someone has sat in a classroom, but very weak in determining exactly what they learned while there. The focus on time, in the form of the Carnegie Unit or credit hour, has come to shape higher education in terms of workload, scheduling room allocation, financial aid, how we segment knowledge, federal financial aid policy and more. It is the Higgs Boson particle of higher education, giving shape to almost everything we do. More

Effective instructional design makes all the difference
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The success of any eLearning project rests primarily on effective instructional design, not on any mix of technologies. Only eLearning that addresses the needs of learners and stakeholders — and does it in ways that facilitate learning transfer, knowledge retention and skills development — has any significant value. More

Means and end
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"There is no doubt that one approach has dominated the modern field of training evaluation and that is Donald Kirkpatrick's. Indeed, the word 'Kirkpatrick' has become synonymous with training evaluation. The fact that the model, albeit in a modified form, is now entering its sixth decade also means the Kirkpatrick organization is in a unique position to assess how evaluation has changed over the years and the challenges it faces." More

2013 Top 20 Leadership Training Companies announced
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As part of its mission to continually monitor the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies, is announcing the fourth annual Top 20 Leadership Training Companies List. More

How the training department can build trust and collaboration
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There is no denying that effective collaboration is critical for business success. Especially in the world of training, collaboration is required among executives, business units, the training department and learners to ensure that everyone is on the same page. Whether across the hall or across the ocean, true collaboration relies on having real, constructive conversations to better understand each other and build a foundation of trust. Without trust, the dirty work of suspicion, questioning of motives and mistrust will cripple effective collaboration and derail organizational success. More

Call for 2013 IACET Commissioners
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IACET is actively recruiting a few dedicated professionals who are willing to serve a three-year term as Commissioners on the Authorized Provider Commission. We encourage you to apply if you are located in or are in close proximity to any of the following cities:
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Boston, MA (New England area)
  • Orlando, FL
  • Raleigh/Durham, NC
  • Washington, DC metro area

    Online courses need human element to educate
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    Education is under threat, but the Internet and the growth of Massive Open Online Courses are not to blame. Like the arts and journalism, whose value may be difficult to measure in dollars, higher education has long been understood as a rather "soft" pursuit. And this has led people to ask fundamental questions about it: What is learning, really? And why does it matter unless, of course, it provides a workplace skill or a license to practice? Is the whole notion of a liberal arts education obsolete or perhaps an overpriced invitation to unemployment? More

    Report urges colleges to pay more attention to adult and non-traditional learners
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    The face of today's college student is changing. According to a new paper commissioned by the American Council on Education, students who enroll in college full time straight from high school comprise only 15 percent of current undergraduates, with the remainder largely made up of what are known as non- or post-traditional students. It is this group, the paper suggests, that will help the United States keep its competitive edge in the global economy — but only if a broad transformation of an educational system that currently fails to meet their needs occurs. More

    Take the mobile learning plunge
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    The sales training team was poised and ready to show off its new mobile learning app at the national sales meeting. Trainers were convinced that the new technology would change the face of training within the company. Sales representatives had received their iPads six months prior, and after a major investment in the development of apps and digital assets, the eager training professionals were excited to (finally) enter the mobile learning arena. More

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