Lifelong Learning eNews
Q3 2011

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First MnSCU Lumens Users Workshop a Success

Augusoft recently held the first MnSCU (Minnesota State Colleges and Universities) Lumens Users Workshop at Century College. More than 30 staff from 16 different MnSCU institutions were in attendance. Early feedback indicated participants gave a "thumbs up" to this worthwhile event. This workshop supports the MnSCU Lumens Campus Adoption Program. A second workshop will be held in 2012.

Augusoft Releases Version 7.1 of Lumens®

Augusoft® announced the availability of version 7.1 of Lumens® featuring enhancements to Lumens Business-to-Business (B2B) and Lumens Entrepreneur (ENT) for corporate education programs. V7.1 also includes significant updates to the style, usability and reporting functionality in all Lumens products. (read more)

A New Perspective on Marketing Workforce Education

By Linda Head, Long Star College System
NCWE Newsletter
August, 2011

For community colleges across the country, marketing workforce and continuing education programs has become a moving target. Economic uncertainties have made it more difficult to project student enrollments and balance operating budgets. Local employers are asking us to supply more highly-skilled workers for their vacancies than they ever have.

Lone Star College has adopted a simple approach to promoting workforce programs: tie workforce and continuing education program messaging into Lone Star College's overall brand identity and make it as easy for students to understand as possible.


Lifelong Learning and Living

Who says wonder and fulfillment are only for kids?

By Jennifer Hamady
Psychology Today
August 23, 2011

While the shift from child to adult varies from person to person, there comes a time for all of us when 'growing up' ends and 'settling down' into work and family begins.  Gone is the semester abroad.  Gone are the new subjects and required reading.  Gone is summer camp.  Gone are the many rites of passage and new experiences that help us become who we are. 

What does this mean?  Do we stop 'becoming' after the proverbial 21?   


Online Education is Everywhere. What’s the Next Big Thing?

By Marc Parry
The Chronicle - Wired Campus
August 31, 2011

Like many other colleges, Southern New Hampshire University is experiencing an online-education boom. But look under the hood of its digital learning operation, and what you’ll find in many ways resembles traditional education: students forking over substantial tuition payments to study in small, professor-led classes that last from eight to 11 weeks.



Technology Update

For-Profit Schools: They Get IT

Traditional colleges may think they have nothing to learn from for-profits, but when it comes to advanced use of technology, look no further.

By John K. Waters
Campus Technology
September 1, 2011

The for-profit sector of higher education has generated some disturbing headlines recently. Widely publicized charges of predatory recruiting practices have prompted new regulations and provided fuel for scorching criticism of the entire business model. But while the spotlight is focused on what for-profits are doing wrong, are we overlooking what they're doing right? Can nonprofit colleges and universities learn something from their beleaguered brethren?


See Lumens in Action

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Best Practice Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

The Top 10 Technology Tools to Grow Your Lifelong Learning Program
Presenter: Greg Marsello, Vice President of Development, LERN

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT
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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

ProTrain: Proudly Meeting The Educational Needs of Our Nation and Beyond
Presenters: Betty Gardner and Kevin Smith of ProTrain

A Futuristic Model for Continuing Education By 2015
Presenter: Trenton Hightower, Virginia Community College System & Carol Dierdorff, The Quality Group

Best Practice Tips for Your Community Ed Program
Presenter: Kathy Brady, Continuing Education Consultant and owner of Learning Connection

Industry Webinars

Don't miss these strategic partner webinars:

LERN Webinar: Develop a Contract Training Sales Plan
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 – 2:00 PM EST - Register as member or non-member.

NCCET September Webinar: Try This! Marketing Strategies and Program Ideas for Adults over 50
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 – 1:30 PM EST


Industry Conferences

Meet our team at the next conference near you!

NACCE 9th Annual Conference
October 9-12, 2011
Portland, OR

ACHE 2011 Annual Conference & Meeting
October 13-15, 2011
Orlando, FL

NCCET - NCWE 2011 Joint Annual Conference
October 22-25, 2011
St. Louis, MO

CEANY 2011
November 9-11, 2011
Verona, NY

LERN 2011 Annual Conference
November 30 - December 3, 2011
New Orleans, LA

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