The Impact of Coronavirus on Continuing Education

Posted by Braden Norwood on 3/20/20 12:45 PM

The Shift Toward "Remote"

With the sudden coronavirus outbreak in the United States, there's a relatively decent chance your employer has already shifted to a work-from-home paradigm, at least for positions where the tasks are majoritively online or easy to complete while away from the workplace. This is especially true for business professionals, since that type of work seems uniquely suited for remote operations. Even if your company hasn't opted to make that sort of transition yet (43% of American employees worked remotely even before the pandemic), there are plenty of organizations which have altered their plans in a precautionary attempt to keep their employees safe and healthy. A few well-known names include General Motors, Google and Microsoft -- even the federal government is allowing greater opportunity for teleworking. That said, there are pros and cons to flexible work.

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Topics: continuing education, online education, Remote Work, Coronavirus, Conference

Storytelling: Embedded in everything you see

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 2/20/20 9:00 AM

Story-Based Learning

The Exposition
Rising Action
Climax or Turning Point
Falling Action
Resolution

Referenced above are the standard five key components to a story plot. Pretty simple when you think about it. This is the framework for virtually every movie or book you've seen or read.

One could argue that stories are the greatest gift to mankind.  

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Topics: career guidance, CE, continuing education, continuing education online, courses, learning, online education, story, story based learning

Getting that Promotion

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 2/13/20 9:00 AM

At one point or another, we've all wanted to know how to get promoted. Let's lay out a plan that will help put you at the front of the pack for the next promotion that you know you deserve. This is a simple 3-step process that will help ensure that your superiors know who you are and what you can do for the company.

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Topics: career guidance, continuing education, leadership, success

User Experience (UX): Using the Wrong Words

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 1/16/20 9:00 AM

I recently read this great article I thought would be beneficial to share with our readers. Here's a link to the article if you care to read it. While all the information is great, there's far too much info to try to cram into one blog. That said, I want to focus on one element I believe all of our readers can relate to: UX Writing.

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Topics: continuing education, continuing education online, designation, language, platform, Tips + Tricks, user-centric, words

Ethical Maturity

Posted by Braden Norwood on 1/9/20 9:00 AM

Have you ever been faced with what seems like an impossible choice? I’m not talking about deciding what to have for dinner or where to go on vacation. I’m talking about something a bit more… ethically demanding. Of course, we have all had to make those kinds of decisions at some point or another, and while no two peoples’ moral dilemmas are the same, the human experience is one fraught with ethical quandaries.

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Topics: art, continuing education, Ethics, mobile-friendly, video games

When Learning Saves Lives

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 12/26/19 9:00 AM

Have you ever been at the doctor's office and found yourself wondering why they always seem to refer to themselves as a "Medical Practice?" Well, you are probably not going to like the answer. It has to do with the fact that diagnosing ailments and providing treatment is not always done correctly. This is the reason you often hear patients asking for a second opinion. There's another word, "opinion," that leaves room for error, much like the word "practice." Therefore, professional learning in the medical world is of the most importance.

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Topics: continuing education, Doctor, Dravet Syndrome, Healthcare

Autonomy in the Workplace

Posted by Erica Bass on 12/19/19 9:00 AM

Some of the most productive, profitable businesses in the world are challenging organizational norms and reaping formidable returns from empowered employees by providing them with autonomy at work. What can we learn from these companies, which include names like Amazon, Google, and Netflix?

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Topics: continuing education

Hands-on Learning... Virtually

Posted by Erica Bass on 12/12/19 9:00 AM

Learn by Doing

Here at VTR, we believe that we give our learners a competitive advantage in today’s workplace because with our courseware, they learn by doing... virtually. Distance learning can be fun too!

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Topics: continuing education

The Stress of Meeting CE Requirements

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 11/14/19 9:00 AM

I remember my first run-in with the beast known as continuing education requirements. It still feels like yesterday, albeit the experience lasted several years. I wasn’t too far into my career before I realized that, if I was going to compete in the job market, I was going to need something to help set me apart from my peers. 

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Topics: continuing education

Top 5 Benefits of Continuing Education

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 11/7/19 9:00 AM

As a professional in any field, maintaining and enhancing your knowledge and skills are both benefits of continuing education. Of the countless gains, here are what VTR believes are the top five:

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Topics: continuing education, education, learning

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