“Impact of Technology on Adult Learning Programs”

| August 22, 2015

“Impact of Technology on Adult Learning Programs”

•    Find at least one (1) technology that is new to you. This could be software, such as an app or a program, a Website, collection of videos, or some other source. Describe the selected technology, and suggest how you can use it as a tool to help you be a more effective adult educator. Respond to at least one (1) other student. The following Websites may help to get you started:
o    “Wired”
o    “Educause”
o    “MIT Technology Review”
o    “Microsoft Research”
o    “IBM Research”
o    “Google Research
Pick which ever one you want this is a half of page.

The other half of page.
“Adult Education as a Profession”  Please respond to the following:
•    Use the Internet  to research adult training and development professional organizations / associations of interest to you. The following Website may help to get you started:
o    “Training Industry Association”(see attached)
Next, select
1. one (1) organization to which you believe being a member would be beneficial to you in your career.
2. Suggest at least two (2) ways that you could use the resources and experiences available through the organization in your current or future career. Provide the Website(s) you referenced in your discussion,

•    Training Industry Associations
OVERVIEW
There are many training associations for training professionals or suppliers, including those for instructional design, performance improvement, and learning and development professionals. Most focus on furthering the skills and knowledge of professionals, or improving an organization’s position in the industry.  Training associations are typically non-profits, operating as 501(c)3 organizations. However, some are for-profit organizations carrying the name of an association.
The strategy of associations are sometimes very broad, with the objective of appealing to a large audience of professionals. Others specialize their interests and offerings to appeal to a niche professional group.
The following table provides a list of some of the most prominent associations in the global training industry:
Name    Abbreviation    Corporate Address    Type of Association
Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD)
ATD    1640 King St, Box 1443, Alexandria, VA 22313 USA    Member
The Society for Pharmaceutical and Biotech Trainers
SPBT    4423 Pheasant Ridge Rd, Suite 100, Roanoke, VA 24014 USA    Member
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
IACET    1760 Old Meadow Rd, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102 USA    Member
International Society for Performance Improvement
ISPI    1400 Spring St., Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA    Member
ISA-The Assoication for Learning Providers
ISA    12427 Hedges Run Dr, #100, Lake Ridge, VA 22192 USA    Trade
Society for Human Resource Management
SHRM    1800 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 USA    Member
National Staff Development Training Association
NSDTA    An Affiliate of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)
1133 Nineteenth St. N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036 USA    Member
American Management Association
AMA    1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 USA    Member
Canadian Society for Training and Development
CSTD    720 Spadina Ave, Suite 315, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2T9    Member
Federal Government Distance Learning Association
FGDLA    5755 North Point Parkway, Suite 32,
Alpharetta, GA 30022 USA    Member
European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes
EADI    Kaiser-Friedrich-Strasse 11, 53113 Bonn, Germany    Member
European Training and Development Federation
ETDF    Addresses of member organizations are available on the ETDF-FEFD website.
The eLearning Guild
120 Stony Point Rd, Suite 125, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 USA    Community
Chinese Training and Development Association
CSTD    NO.1-3, Shihyuan Rd, Wenshan District, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.    Member
United States Distance Learning Association
USDLA    8 Winter Street, Suite 508, Boston, MA 02108-4705    Member
European Transport Training Association
EuroTra    Rue Archimede 5, Belgium    Member
European Training Media Association
ETMA    Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Spain    Member
European Civil Engineering Education and Training Association
EUCEET    Bul.Lacul Tel 124 , Bucharest, Romania    Member
National Council for Workforce Education
NCWE    1050 Larrabee Ave #104-308, Bellingham, WA 98225    Member
International Vocational Education and Training Association
IVETA    186 Wedgewood Drive     Mahtomedi, MN 55115    Member
Written for TrainingIndustry.com

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