|September 25, 2012
As AACE International membership continues to expand globally, cost-effective deployment of our educational and professional development assets becomes a critical strategy to fulfill its mission to be the recognized authority for total cost management throughout the world. To that end, AACE International has launched the AACE International Learning Center.
The Learning Center features modules based upon actual technical presentations captured at our Annual Meetings. Each recorded unit includes a live audio recording of the speaker synchronized to the slides accompanying the presentation. Individuals may watch or listen to the presentation modules from any computer in the world with Internet access at anytime. The vast majority of Annual Meeting presentations will be offered in this format. Each unit includes the technical paper associated with the presentation, and a downloadable audio-only version that you may play on your mobile device or iPod.
The Learning Center also features all of our primary publications including, certification study guides, Cost Engineering Journal issues, general cost engineering materials (such as recommended practices, TCM framework etc.), and professional practice guides.
All conference modules and publications may be reviewed and accessed an unlimited number of times. All your purchases are linked to your profile, so that you may access them from anywhere, at any time.
AACE International partners with Blue Sky Broadcast to create and manage the Learning Center portal used to organize the modules. The Learning Center is linked to the associationís management software system, providing a relatively seamless e-commerce experience for members and other stakeholders. Blue Sky Broadcastís experience as one of the leading companies in assisting professional associations in multi-purposing educational and professional development materials was a major factor in AACE Internationalís decision to deploy on their platform.
Members may purchase viewing rights to technical presentations modules for a fee of $25, while non-members will pay $30. Individuals who purchase presentations may earn recertification credit toward AACE International certifications similar to the credits granted to registrants at the Annual Meeting. Each presentation module earns 0.1 recertification credits. Once a module has been viewed and verified, the Learning Center will update the individualís record with verification that the module has been purchased and completed, and an electronic certificate of completion will be attached to the individualís profile.
The Learning Center will become a key component of AACE Internationalís growth strategy. By finding additional ways to distribute the quality educational material from our Annual Meeting, we will increase awareness about the quality of our Annual Meeting and stimulate interest in more members and stakeholders to attend. Strategically, the Learning Center can serve as delivery platform for other professional development presentations such as webinars and programs designed specifically for online delivery.
To review the Learning Center, click here