Field transitions

Senior LERN Leaders, meeting this year in Tucson, are moving the field forward and transitioning continuing education into a new era. The 30 top leaders identified three emerging areas of integral importance to the success of lifelong learning programs in the 21st century: Adopting new learning models The field stands now on the frontier of […]

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Board Decisions

The LERN Board of Directors is leading your association and the field into the new environment of the 21st century.  This spring the Board took several major steps in transitioning LERN into the next decade. This is a unique time of transition for the field and LERN. Here are the major actions taken by the […]

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New tips to improve instructors

Improving your instructors could be an excellent investment, especially for people teaching your most profitable courses. Instructor improvement was a top topic of discussion at this year’s LERN Advanced Programming Institute in New Orleans last month. Here are the participants’ top rated new tips for improving teaching: 1. Stress generational learning styles with instructors 2. […]

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Pioneer Lifelong Learning Program Closes

The Learning Connection of Providence, Rhode Island, has closed after a storied 33 year history.  A pioneering program in lifelong learning, the field adopted many of the Learning Connection’s innovations in brochures, course analysis, and software. Among its contributions: Cutting the brochure production timeline Producing six brochures a year Tracking brochure distribution by carrier route […]

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The Multinational Threat

The Multinational Corporation is now seen as a threat to your organization. Specifically, the emergence of the Multinational Corporation in providing online courses has serious consequences for your organization. Multinational Corporations are not the same as mom-and-pop for-profit providers. Multinational Corporations are much larger players, beholden to investors, need to generate big profits, and have […]

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UGotClass Sets Record

Wow! You and other LERN members generated a whopping 31% increase in online course registrations for UGotClass in June. The number sets a new record for UGotClass registrations for the month of June, according to Leslie Kowalczyk, CPP,  Administrative and Customer Service Manager for UGotClass. More than 175 LERN member organizations in four countries have […]

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Data Analysis a Hot New Topic

Certificate in Data Analysis is the latest hot new topic for UGotClass.  It was introduced this spring and is the most popular new certificate premiering this spring. Data analysis is a hot new emerging field that impacts work places in your community, including small business, corporations, entrepreneurs, government and nonprofit organizations. LERN introduced over 20 […]

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New Senior Consultant at LERN

Layne Harpine, 44, of Emerald Isle, North Carolina, has joined the LERN staff as its new Senior Consultant in the area of workforce development and contract training. He will succeed Julia King Tamang as LERN’s lead consultant in contract training after she enters a three year retreat in early 2015. Harpine has a background in […]

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End of Desktops for Learning?

LERN member Gabriele Janes of the Canadian Marketing Association reported overhearing a colleague say she had not turned on her desktop computer in weeks, wondering if it still worked. With the dominance of mobiles, is it the end of desktops for learning? Another LERN leader, Katie Williams, a community educator with the Hopkins Public Schools […]

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Flip Your Classroom

The Flipped Classroom has now officially entered the lexicon and minds of programmers in the field of lifelong learning programming. In the Flipped Classroom the instructor records her or his presentations online so that participants listen and view the presentations outside of class time and outside of the in-person classroom.  And then the instructor spends […]

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