The American Institute of CPAs has launched a new web site that it says is designed "to spark a profession-wide reevaluation of how CPAs engage in lifelong learning and measure competency in a fast-changing world." The establishment of the site comes as a task force report on the future of learning has been released.

The findings of the AICPA Task Force on the Future of Learning were delivered to the AICPA governing council in May. The study calls for changes in four broad areas:

•Innovate and Experiment. Leverage technology to enhance learning experiences. Implement small changes for a huge impact.
• Ignite a Passion for Learning. Start with the learner's needs. Make learning engaging and relevant.
• Make Learning Personal. Filter content and focus resources that address individuals' knowledge and competency needs. Deliver any topic, anywhere, any way.
• Measure What Matters. Rethink compliance to measure learner competency, development or performance. Create and leverage a unified, global competency framework. Develop one uniform, global compliance standard.

The site, futureoflearning.aicpa.org, provides the findings of the task force, which was comprised by public accounting firm leaders, industry CPAs, regulators, association leaders and educators. It examines the latest innovations in professional development and education. Volunteers are encourage to comment on recommendations.

"Meaningful change won't be accomplished by any single organization working alone, which is why we're reaching out to tap the collective wisdom of the profession," said Lawson Carmichael, the AICPA's SVP of strategy, people, and innovation, and a task force co-chair.

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