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February 2013

IN THIS ISSUE

New Developments
Employer Provided Education Assistance Made Permanent By Congress

Top Tuition Trends of 2012

EdLink in the News

EdLink Launches Redesigned Corporate Website

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate REcommended for Three Semester Hours of College Credit

LearningCounts.org Launches Self-Paced Course

Ideas and Trends
The Future of Work: 7 Trends Reshaping the Office

Adding Organization Value Through Optimism

Education Networks
EdLink Welcome Two New FPN Members


EdLink Learning Resource Network Welcomes BookRenter

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Employer Value in Investing in Workforce Education


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TAPWire is the official newsletter for EdLink. TAPwire provides you with quarterly updates on our services and valuable information to manage your investments in tuition assistance. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Debbie Steele, dsteele@edlinktuition.com.


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New Developments
Employer Provided Education Assistance Made Permanent by Congress
We are pleased to report that the House of Representatives approved the Senate fiscal cliff agreement. The agreement makes Sec. 127 – employer provided education assistance – PERMANENT for both graduate and undergraduate course work.
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Top Tuition Trends of 2012
At EdLink, we track and regularly report on trends and tuition practices that matter to you. As we end this year and prepare to enter 2013, we want to share a few key trends and issues with you that we have been monitoring.
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EdLink in the News
Chief Learning Officer Magazine: Keep Tuition Assistance Costs in Check

John Zappa, CEO of EdLink, shows how companies can save on rising tuition costs by integrating innovative methods of obtaining college credit into their tuition assistance programs.
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EdLink Launches Redesigned Corporate Website
EdLink is pleased to announce the launch of its new corporate website. The new site includes extensive information and multiple resources to help visitors understand the field of tuition assistance management, as well as EdLink’s complete range of program management solutions and services.
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ACT National Career Readiness Certificate Recommended for Three Semester Hours of College Credit
The American Council on Education (ACE) has recommended that postsecondary educational institutions award college credit in applied critical thinking to individuals who earn the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC™). ACE recommends that three credit hours be awarded to recipients who earn specific levels of the credential.
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LearningCounts.org Launches Self-Paced Course
LearningCounts.org offers a way for your employees to earn college credit for what they already know. This may include college-level learning they have acquired on the job, in the military, or through independent study or community service.

LearningCounts recently launched a self-paced online course designed to help employees compile a portfolio which demonstrates their learning. Expert faculty then assess the portfolio and award college credit if the learning is college-level. It’s a great way to help your employees reach their degree goals and save substantially on tuition costs.

Visit LearningCounts.org for more information and to demo the first two modules of the course for free at http://www.learningcounts.org/dyp/.

Ideas and Trends

The Future of Work: 7 Trends Reshaping the Office
By Apollo Research Institute
To examine how technology, the global marketplace, and longer working lives are combining to transform the work environment, Apollo Research Institute convened an expert panel to discuss how individuals, employers, and educational institutions can adapt to change. Read the special report, The Future of Work, to find forecasts, insights, and recommendations for navigating the new world of work.
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Adding Organizational Value through Optimization
By Jennifer Murnane, PhD, Vice President of Capital Analytics
It’s a New Year, and with a new year comes a time for change, growth, and all of that good stuff.  As we flip our calendar forward, we focus on our own personal and professional development, and a natural extension of that is focusing on development for others in our organizations.  Everyone needs development - leaders, peers, team members, individual contributors, etc.   Even for high performers, there are always new capabilities to be developed, strengths to be better utilized and opportunities to turn growth into better performance and bigger and broader jobs in the future
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Education Networks

EdLink Featured Provider Network™ Welcomes Two New Schools
EdLink's Featured Provider Network continues to grow with the recent addition of University of Maryland University College and Pepperdine University.

University of Maryland University College
The university offers 120 academic programs in instructor-led and online classes, including bachelor, masters, and doctoral degrees as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. UMUC is a member of the University System of Maryland, which includes eleven separate public universities in Maryland.

Pepperdine University
Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management has been developing values-centered leaders and advancing responsible business practice since 1969. Pepperdine University’s online MBA program imparts a foundation in current business and management theory and practice, combined with essential knowledge in areas such as finance, marketing, strategy, leadership, and more. The online program can be completed in as little as two years and features concentrations in finance, leadership and organization change, marketing and general management.

EdLink Learning Resource Network™ Welcomes BookRenter
We are pleased to announce the addition of BookRenter to EdLink’s Learning Resource Network. Since launching the first textbook rental site in 2006, BookRenter has never wavered from its mission to make education more affordable for all students. Every day, BookRenter focuses on delivering students the best prices, the most flexible options, and the best service on earth. Students can save up to 80% off the cost of new textbooks.

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Upcoming Webinars and Events

EdLink and Bellevue University Webinar: Employer Value from Investing in Workforce Education
February 21, 2013
11 am CST

This informational webinar will discuss how companies can leverage their tuition assistance programs to better align with the talent development goals of their company. New research that validates the return on investment for a specific company’s tuition assistance program will be shared as well as details on how tuition assistance can attract new employees and enhance performance ratings, job mobility and employee retention rates.

Featured Speakers:
Joe Hare, Ed.D., Associate Director of the Bellevue University Human Capital Lab
John Zappa, CEO of EdLink

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