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3 new rules for adult learners in continuing education    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Feb. 16, 2011: The three new rules for adult learners' success are influenced by higher education morphing into student-entered learning. This change is altering the traditional method of instructors lecturing and students taking copious notes. Student-focused learning in adult continuing education is also influenced by the rapid advances in digital social media. This media is a leading force in the transformation of post-high school learning into a real-time knowledge based learner-centered environment. More

New job sectors 'dazzling' in 2011
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From Jan. 5, 2011: Unemployed and underemployed workers who are "sick and tired" of being "sick and tired" can jump-start their careers in 2011 if they are willing to do their part to keep up with changing times. "The future is bright if job seekers can figure out how to align continuing education with America's areas of successful innovation," says Mary Walshok, Ph.D., a sociologist and dean of continuing education at UC San Diego. "The array of job opportunities is dazzling for workers who are willing to be retrained." More

Making global programs feel local: 10 guidelines for creating effective global learning solutions
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From Oct. 26, 2011: The goal of many multi-national companies is to be able to manage the dilemma of developing global approaches to strategy and to internal programs and making those programs feel local. This applies particularly to the development and delivery of learning programs. There are no easy formulas for global learning program design. There is no simple way to ensure success when there are complex cultural differences to deal with. However, the guidelines provided are intended to suggest a way to create learning experiences that are sensitive to learning styles as well as cultural differences. More

New research shows students not getting the right skills for work and life
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From Jan. 19, 2011: Microsoft Corp. announced the preliminary findings of its multi-country Innovative Teaching and Learning Research, which shows that students can get the skills they need for work and life in the 21st century through school, but in practice, they rarely do. While education leaders consistently call for change, educational policies and systems in most countries have not yet provided clear definitions of 21st century skills, or guidance to teachers on how to teach and assess these skills. More

New World Level 2: The importance of learner confidence and commitment
By Jim Kirkpatrick, PhD and Wendy Kayser Kirkpatrick    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From March 30, 2011: Confidence and commitment are two new dimensions that have been added in the New World Kirkpatrick Level 2. Confidence is defined as "I believe I can successfully apply this in my job." How many well meaning training graduates have whispered to each other as they leave their classrooms, "He (the trainer) has no idea what I am facing back on my job!" There are a number of reasons why what is masterfully demonstrated in training is not performed on the job. More

Instructional design: Learning meets technology
Training Industry Quarterly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Oct. 12, 2011: The rapid pace of business has changed how we build a knowledgeable workforce. Technology-based learning provides the tools to support their new needs. There is no longer a fixed and predictable way to design and deliver learning. Instructional designers continue to identify and utilize technologies in innovative ways to maximize the impact of both learning content and delivery. More

Why an IACET Authorized Provider or why the IACET CEU?
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From Nov. 9, 2011: Have you ever been asked "Why is your organization an IACET Authorized Provider" or "What are IACET CEUs?" Well, IACET has created a new marketing brochure to answer these very questions. Be sure to share a copy of this brochure with your learners today. You can print it out or post it on your website. Click here to download your free copy.

The New World Level 1 reaction sheets
Jim Kirkpatrick, Ph.D    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From March 16, 2011: Don Kirkpatrick developed the four levels of evaluation in the mid 1950s. He coined the term "reaction" back then to describe what soon came to be known as "Level 1." Kirkpatrick defines Level 1 (L1) as "The participants" reactions to a training event. "It is basically a measure of (internal) customer satisfaction." Today, organizations around the world conduct some form of Level 1 using what they call "reaction sheets," "smile sheets," or "happy sheets." They are surveys typically administered immediately after the conclusion of any type of training event, and are either completed with "paper and pencil" or online. More

Baby boomers keep learning with continuing education classes
U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Oct. 12, 2011: Clarice Belcher is 58. She taught English at community colleges, worked at a newspaper, and never thought much about economics. But her life partner is interested in the subject, so Belcher decided to enroll in an economics class at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Emory University in Atlanta. "Honestly, at the end of that class, I said, 'This is not rocket science. I can do this. I can understand this. I can learn this.'" Belcher says. More

7 solutions for workforce training
TrainingIndustry Quarterly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From March 16, 2011: After a career in government service, Karen Gardner, former head of new agent training for the FBI, takes you along for the ride on her first 90 days in Corporate America. Whether you're new to training or just looking for some new ideas, Gardner's seven solutions will help you keep your organization's learning running on time, on track and on point. In her article from the Winter 2011 issue of Training Industry Quarterly e-magazine, Gardner shares new lessons on everything from working with subject-matter experts to creating a culture of collaboration. More

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