Lifelong Learning eNews
Q1 2011

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Augusoft & LERN Offer Special 2011 Promotion

Augusoft and LERN have teamed up to provide a special promotion for lifelong learning programs that purchase Lumens PRO or higher before June 30, 2011. (continue)

NACCE Panel Discussion on Business Planning for Entrepreneurs Available for Limited Time  

Augusoft CEO Cem Erdem was part of a panel discussion along with Dave Anderson of Famous Dave’s BBQ and André Taylor of Insight Worldwide at the recently held NACCE 2010 conference on how the business plan process taught in community colleges can be made more meaningful to new entrepreneurs.
The video of this discussion is one of the many sessions available as part of NACCE’s audio/video package.  A video link to this discussion is available for a limited time here.

Augusoft Creates Credit Card Payment Gateway to West Virginia State Treasurer's Office

Augusoft announced the release of a credit card payment gateway to connect Augusoft Lumens® to the West Virginia State Treasury Office (WVSTO) for West Virginia University Extended Learning and Pierpont Community & Technical College. This gateway fulfills a requirement by the State of West Virginia for all universities and colleges to provide an electronic payment system for students to use when self-registering for courses online.  (continue)

Join LERN in Chicago April 7-8 for its Contract Training Conference

Grow with help from the industry's top experts

The LERN Contract Training Conference is designed to give you the strategies, techniques, and tips you need to lead your contract training unit into the second decade of the 21st century. The information will be practical and proven, and you can implement what you learn immediately. Only LERN tracks the best practices of winning contract training units, and now you have access to contract training best practices, and ONLY contract training best practices at one conference!
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Boomers are the Latest Cash Crop

By Erica Alini OnCampus
Feb. 16, 2011

When David Prosser, 64, graduated from Ryerson University in June of last year, it was his third time there in a cap-and-gown ceremony. In 2005, after ending a lifelong career at Kodak Canada, he enrolled to train as a fundraising manager at Ryerson’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, and now works as a development director for a Toronto-based mental health charity. “It was a big change to get from the corporate world to the non-profit,” he says—but his alma mater was there to help.


Hiring Staff to Work in CT

By Julia King Tamang, LERN
Biz Buzz Blog

As Contract Training Practitioners, you have two fundamental needs related to your institution’s department of Human Resources:

  1. Hiring staff to work in your unit
  2. Hiring temporary trainers, instructors, consultants, vendors to deliver the services you have sold to your client  

And while the first item on the list is potentially challenging, we are going to focus on the second in this article, as without Human Resources as your ally in this endeavor, it has the potential to shut your operation down. Most Contract Training programs run on a Just-In-Time hiring practice – bringing on board temporary help for just enough time to deliver the client’s training or services.  Without the ability to do so easily, you don’t really have a program. (continue)

Continuing Education as "Incubator" of New College Credit Programs

By Sandra Gaskin and Kirk White
The Catalyst (NCCET)

 “Community colleges are centers of educational opportunity” (American Association of Community Colleges, 2010). Community colleges are a uniquely American institution, offering opportunity in higher education to students who might not seek higher education at a university. Open enrollment and opportunity are the hallmarks of community colleges. They are rooted in communities across the nation and provide academic transfer, associate degrees, adult basic education, and workforce training. (continue)



Technology Update

Career and Tech Ed Play Key Role in Worker Retraining

By Tanya Roscorla
December  14, 2010 

As unemployment rises and labor demands change, adults increasingly want — and need — to learn marketable skills. 

That's where career and technical education (CTE) comes in. The Association for Career and Technical Education published an issue brief Tuesday on the pivotal role that CTE plays in worker retraining.  The brief highlights four major characteristics of new or newly redesigned programs that meet these workers' needs. (continue)

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Best Practice Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Making Data-Driven Programming Decisions
Presenter: Greg Marsello, Vice President of Development, LERN

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
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The Latest Augusoft Webinars Are Recorded and On-demand

In case you missed the live webinars, we have the following webinar recordings available on-demand on our webinar archive page at

Webinar On-Demand: Partnerships: The Key to Sustainability InitiativesPresenter: Joseph Hauth, Director, Puget Sound Industrial Excellence Center, South Seattle
Recorded: February 16, 2011

Webinar On-Demand: Get on the ProTrain Wagon to Expand Your Non-Credit Online Course Offerings
Presenter: Tony Davis, E-Learning Director at ProTrain, LLC
Recorded: February 2, 2011

Webinar On-Demand: Forget the Grants - Go Out and Sell Your Training
Presenter: Marty Waller, Central New Mexico Community College
Recorded: January 25, 2011

Webinar On-Demand: 2011 Contract Training Trends From LERN
Presenter: Julia King Tamang
Recorded: January, 18, 2011

Industry Webinars

Don't miss these strategic partner webinars:

LERN Webinar: Pricing for Maximum Enrollment and Income
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 2:00 PM EST - Register as member or non-member.

NACCE Webinar: How to Develop Full Courses with Venture Capitalists
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:00 PM EST - Register as member or non-member.


Industry Conferences

Meet our team at the next conference near you!

LERN Spring Institutes
March 7-11, 2011
Lake Buena Vista, FL

ACCE Spring Workship -Southern
March 11, 2011
Irvine, CA

CCCAOE Spring 2011 Conference
March 23-25, 2011
Oakland, CA

UPCEA 96th Annual Conference
April 6-9, 2011
Toronto, ON, Canada

91st AACC Annual Convention
April 9-12, 2011
New Orleans, LA

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