Three proven ways to get more referrals

Let’s face it, we live in an ‘instant everything’ world, says Tony Rubleski, Mind Capture Group, and LERN Annual Conference opening keynote speaker in New Orleans, Dec. 3. He writes: From microwaves to cook our food, text messages and same day shipping we are an impatient society. I find this same parallel when it comes […]

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International Pioneer to Keynote

Teachers need a ‘learning design support environment,’ says international learning and teaching pioneer Diana Laurillard of the United Kingdom. Laurillard will keynote the big LERN annual conference in New Orleans, Dec. 2-5, 2015. Some 15 years ago, Laurillard introduced to Canada and the United States what 21st-century learning would look like, education that is “personalized […]

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New survey results on your email promotion

A recent survey of LERN members found that more than 86 percent of those responding use email to promote their classes and programs. That’s the good news. LERN members are adopting online strategies to support traditional marketing. All the news is not good; however. The survey found that of those using email from promotion, slightly […]

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Another great free webinar scheduled for LERN members!

One of the amazing benefits you receive as a LERN member is access to free monthly webinars. Each month hundreds of LERN members participate. The next FREE webinar for members is on the topic of Pricing to Improve Profit Margins. Pricing to Improve Profit Margins Oct. 26 2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT/ Noon MT/ […]

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10 ways to prepare for the LERN Annual Conference in New Orleans

Plan your agenda. The brochure is out and with lots of new sessions and presenters, you’ll want to give yourself time to pick out what sessions will be best for you and your program. This is especially important if you’re attending the conference with another person from your organization. Submit your hard work for a […]

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What to call senior citizens

Call them Boomers. That is their name, and they like it. This is a common question from LERN members whose programs serve older adults. A better question would be “What should we call the population cohort traditionally referred to as senior citizens?” The appellation of “senior citizen” is a term that is almost 40 years […]

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For-profits invade field

Having failed in the U.S. with K-12 and higher education, for-profit education providers are now invading the lifelong learning field.  The difference this time is they are going after your funding. Last month for-profit coding schools were on Capitol Hill looking for government funds. The for-profits, from new coding schools to online course providers to […]

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Tons of registrations for LERN Annual Conference

Hundreds and hundreds of people have already registered for the big LERN Annual Conference in New Orleans Dec. 2-5, 2015. The expected 900 attendees will surpass last year’s attendance. This year participants will get access to a free pre-conference online seminar.  Plus you will get all the session handouts online in advance of the conference, […]

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More FREE webinars coming!

You asked for it, and you got it.  More FREE webinars for LERN members are being scheduled throughout the year. This month more than 112 people signed up for our August free webinar on “Course Evaluation Strategies: Making Data-Driven Decisions,” with LERN’s Julie Coates presenting. Coates, also head of membership services, noted that we expect […]

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