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LERN’s Report on Lifelong Learning in 2012

Posted on Thu, January 1,2015 @ 16:51 PM

Learning Resources Network (LERN), described as the largest continuing education association in the world, offered a number of observations in its report, The State of Lifelong Learning 2012, pubished around the new year. As we approach the half-way mark for 2012, many of its insights pertaining to continuing education appear on target.

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Trends in Training

Posted on Thu, January 1,2015 @ 16:15 PM

The confluence of a weak economy, “app for that” technological innovation and a multi-generational workforce has produced some noticeable trends in continuing education, training and professional development.

For starters, the current economic weakness siphoned away money budgeted for training-related travel as well as training staff. According to the American Society of Training and Development’s (ASTD) 2009 State of the Industry report, training expenditures per employee fell 4% from 2007 to 2008. A Bersin & Associates survey showed corporate learning and development budgets were cut by 11% in 2009 and by a total of 22% since 2008.

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