New eTools

New eTools for creating online content are reshaping teaching and learning, says Les Howles, a  leading expert in multimedia learning.  Howles will be a major speaker at the big LERN annual conference in Orlando, Nov. 21-23, 2014. “Most of these eTools are inexpensive or free. They’re easy to use and allow rapid development of quality […]

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Record Year for LERN

LERN ended its fiscal year this summer posting more records, plus a look to the future. Record conference attendance and record income were bookended by trends moving the field forward in the 21st century. Here’s the Top 10 highlights of the LERN year: 1. Leaders transition field into new learning formats. LERN leaders initiated the […]

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Conference Hotel Has Lots of Rooms

Room bookings for the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel are at a record pace so far. But there’s plenty of sleeping rooms in the hotel for 2014 LERN Annual Conference attendees. “Even with so many people making room reservations at the conference hotel, it’s a big hotel,” says LERN Conference Director Bill Strehl.  “We will […]

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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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