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Ian Stewart

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#TrainChat Recap: Making Training Work for Every Learner

On Friday, the Daily Mindflash hosted yet another #TrainChat on Twitter. This time we spoke with special guest Jay Forte, who discussed his recent article, "Four Ways to Ensure Your Training Fits Every Learner." Here is a condensed version of our chat. And be sure to tune in every Friday at 10 a.m. PST for another chat on online learning, employee training, and L&D.

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Future of Vocational Training Likely to Be Online

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Thursday announced a White House proposal to significantly reform the way vocational training is funded and run — a move that's likely to rely heavily on online training and e-learning.

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In 'Flipped' Classroom, the Emphasis Must Be on Support, Not Video

Salman Khan, he of Khan Academy fame, has said that the "flipped classroom" model — in which students watch or listen to pre-recorded lectures over the Web, on their own time rather than during class — liberates instructors to finally make real connections with their students.

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Can E-Learning Be Elite? One Startup Thinks So

E-learning is, no doubt, moving closer to the education word's mainstream. Cash-strapped public universities are moving more and more classes online, and many private schools offer entire degree and certificate programs over the Web. Late last year the state of Idaho became the first in the nation to require high school students to take at least some courses online.

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#TrainChat Recap: Where ROI Fits Into Training Programs

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#TrainChat: Recap of our Twitter Chat with David Kelly

On Friday, the Daily Mindflash hosted a Twitter chat with contributor David Kelly, in which we discussed his latest article, "Three Essential Tips for New Online Trainers." Once again, the chat was a success, with hundreds of questions, comments, and opinions pouring in to the hashtag #trainchat about online training and instructional design.

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#trainchat: Join Us for a Twitter Chat Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m.

Training expert, blogger, and Daily Mindflash contributor David Kelly will be our featured guest on Friday, March 16 when we host a Twitter chat to discuss his latest article, "Three Essential Tips for New Online Trainers."

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A Look Behind The Training Magazine Top 125

Training magazine recently released its annual list of the top 125 companies that embrace employee training, and by glancing over some statistics about those organizations, a few trends start to emerge.

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What's in a Letter? Thoughts on Dropping the E from E-Learning

Instructional designer Melissa Venable posed an interesting question this week on OnlineCollege.org that any training professional ought to consider: Should we drop the “e” from “e-learning”?

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Apple's Taking Over Textbooks — Are Training Manuals Next?

With its unveiling last week of the second iteration of its iBookstore and new e-book-creation "Author" application, Apple appears to have set its sights on reshaping the world of educational publishing.

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