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School is not out for summer anymore

Posted on Wed, August 17,2016 @ 13:42 PM

Alice Cooper should consider revising his lyrics. Instead of “School’s out for summer,” perhaps the song should go “School’s out for part of summer, but then you need to get back here and prep for the ACT.”

Anymore, schools start back so early after the summer break that it almost doesn’t make sense to call it a summer break. It’s more like an early summer respite. The laminators in the classrooms have barely cooled down before teachers are back and setting up their classrooms again. Schools that used to begin in late August or after Labor Day are increasingly moving up their start dates. Many begin the first half of August; some in late July. Class registration often is scheduled for when families would be at the beach. Because school starts closer to mid-summer, it’s still dark out for some kids. That means their parents have to put up klieg lights just to see the scowls on the older kids’ faces when they take the perfunctory first-day-of-school photos.

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Instructor Training Still a Big Deal

Posted on Thu, June 9,2016 @ 11:00 AM

As purveyors of class registration software, we can’t help but notice all the love self-paced e-learning is getting these days. According to a 2015 report, 28.5 % of corporate training hours were delivered online or via computer technology with no instructor involved. The percentage has increased steadily in recent years. However, instructor-led training (ILT)—online or face-to-face— still remains the big dog with around 50% of all corporate training, depending on the source. Self-paced learning will never entirely replace ILT. Or if it does, you will have long forgotten this article. Still, we believe ILT is here to stay for a
number of reasons, including these:

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Professional Development Is More Than Buzz Words

Posted on Tue, September 29,2015 @ 11:00 AM

 

How to allow more professionals to become more professional.

Fall is my favorite time of year, and as much as I would like for time to slow down a bit, the last quarter of the year seems to rush by faster than Lelisa Desisa, crossing the finish line of the 2015 Boston Marathon (overall winner with an official time of 2:09:17).  It is also an excellent time for companies to evaluate their learning and development training and program offerings. 

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