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Continuing Education: More Than Watercolor, Pottery, And Celine Dion

Posted on Tue, July 18,2017 @ 11:00 AM

Continuing Education (CE) is a massive umbrella term which includes just about anything education-related beyond high school and undergraduate studies. It’s impossible to assign a dollar amount to the CE industry when even reading a technical manual or a book on how to get along with a co-worker who constantly sings Celine Dion tunes could qualify as CE. But CE is a lot more than that, and it's a lot more than extended education or lifelong learning.

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How beta-Carotene Can Improve Your Training Evaluation Response Rate

Posted on Wed, May 31,2017 @ 11:00 AM

Even with so many web-based survey products—including our own class registration software’s evaluation tool—it can still be tempting to use paper: According to conventional wisdom, you can achieve a better response rate if you don’t let attendees leave before they turn in their evaluation. Perhaps nothing works as effectively as holding people hostage until they give you what you want, but there are still ways to improve evaluation response rates with web-based evaluation tools. Plus, you can generate great data in real time rather than having to enter the responses into another program.

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Training Investment Flat in 2017

Posted on Mon, May 15,2017 @ 14:41 PM

As a class registration software solution, we keep an eye on what’s going on with training and education content providers. We're proud to have many of them as our customers. Training continues to be a ten-figure business, but growth has stalled in recent years. According to, a search engine for training content, corporate education spending this year will remain as flat as the North Dakota horizon (our words)*. The content site estimates North American training spending in 2016 was at $161.7 billion, compared to a 2017 projection of $161.1 billion.

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