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Creating a next generation learning ecosystem in the workplace

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2019-07-07 17:25

by Marisa DelBuono, Training Journal

Learning is a crucial component to every workplace. Be it initial onboarding and employee training, compliance, or continuous professional development, companies are increasingly looking for better ways to develop the skills and expertise of their workforce. In fact, 81% of executives say talent development is a top priority for their business. By investing in a customisable and streamlined learning program that meets the specific needs of your learners, you’re able to significantly increase employee retention and create a well-equipped, competent, and confident team that can drive business results.

https://www.trainingjournal.com/articles/features/creating-next-generation-learning-ecosystem-workplace

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What Teachers Must Know About the Neuroscience of Edtech Learning

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2019-07-07 17:20

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

Neuroscience is changing the pedagogy of education, and it’s about time. Schools have long been ready to embrace scientific theory and research. Everything educators incorporate in their instruction today must first consider whether it aligns with the neuroscience of learning. What we bring into the classroom must be research-based, relevant and ready to support teachers.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/what-teachers-must-know-about-the-neuroscience-of-edtech-learning/

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So Much Money is Being Invested in Edtech, But Has This Positively Affected Student Outcomes?

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2019-07-07 17:15

by Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

The thing is, educators are not entirely convinced about Edtech. On top of that, they are not being adequately consulted on it. This disconnect is one of the many reasons why we haven’t yet seen Edtech reach its full potential.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/so-much-money-is-being-invested-in-edtech-but-has-this-positively-affected-student-outcomes/

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Creating a next generation learning ecosystem in the workplace

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2019-07-07 17:07

 

by Marisa DelBuono, Training Journal

Learning is a crucial component to every workplace. Be it initial onboarding and employee training, compliance, or continuous professional development, companies are increasingly looking for better ways to develop the skills and expertise of their workforce. In fact, 81% of executives say talent development is a top priority for their business. By investing in a customisable and streamlined learning program that meets the specific needs of your learners, you’re able to significantly increase employee retention and create a well-equipped, competent, and confident team that can drive business results.

https://www.trainingjournal.com/articles/features/creating-next-generation-learning-ecosystem-workplace

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What Teachers Must Know About the Neuroscience of Edtech Learning

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2019-07-07 17:05

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

Neuroscience is changing the pedagogy of education, and it’s about time. Schools have long been ready to embrace scientific theory and research. Everything educators incorporate in their instruction today must first consider whether it aligns with the neuroscience of learning. What we bring into the classroom must be research-based, relevant and ready to support teachers.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/what-teachers-must-know-about-the-neuroscience-of-edtech-learning/

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Is AI killing jobs? Actually, it added 3x more than it replaced in 2018

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2019-07-07 17:03

BY LYDIA DISHMAN, Fast Company

ZipRecruiter’s data scientists analyzed over 50 million job postings, surveyed hundreds of employers, and thousands of job seekers, and examined specific use cases in five transitioning industries. They found that AI created about three times as many jobs as it took away in 2018. What’s more, while employers are already using AI tools, 81% of those surveyed said they preferred to hire a human over putting in a completely autonomous system.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90369739/is-ai-killing-jobs-actually-it-added-3x-more-in-2018

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Virtual Classroom Management Can Maximize Learning

News & Thoughts - Sat, 2019-07-06 17:20

By Lillian C., VC Daily

The “virtual” part of the virtual classroom might be described as being shorthand for “virtually anything.” The power of digital communication, with its cloud computing, webcams, digital whiteboards, and multimedia streaming means that online learning spaces can take on whatever shape is best for the teachers and students in them. The challenge in virtual classroom management is to design the flow of information within that space to maximize learning. Communicating online is fundamentally different from what occurs within a shared real-world environment. While video conferencing can link anyone in the world with internet, the way we see and the way we speak online are contained within digital windows.

https://www.videoconferencingdaily.com/education/virtual-classroom-management-can-maximize-learning/

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Is AI killing jobs? Actually, it added 3x more than it replaced in 2018

News & Thoughts - Sat, 2019-07-06 17:15

BY LYDIA DISHMAN, Fast Company

ZipRecruiter’s data scientists analyzed over 50 million job postings, surveyed hundreds of employers, and thousands of job seekers, and examined specific use cases in five transitioning industries. They found that AI created about three times as many jobs as it took away in 2018. What’s more, while employers are already using AI tools, 81% of those surveyed said they preferred to hire a human over putting in a completely autonomous system.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90369739/is-ai-killing-jobs-actually-it-added-3x-more-in-2018

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Higher Ed Has Become ‘An Entrepreneurial and Philanthropic Wild West’

News & Thoughts - Sat, 2019-07-06 17:15

By Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge

Plenty of groups these days are trying to reinvent college, and that’s not surprising at a time when higher ed is under fire for ever-rising costs, ballooning student debt and even questions about the value of a degree. On one hand, entrepreneurs and foundations are rushing to offer higher education via new models and price points. Meanwhile, college researchers and innovators are diving into learning science and experimenting with new teaching methods. But those groups don’t always talk to each other, or even know what the others are working on.

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2019-06-25-higher-ed-has-become-an-entrepreneurial-and-philanthropic-wild-west

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Virtual Classroom Management Can Maximize Learning

News & Thoughts - Sat, 2019-07-06 17:06

By Lillian C., VC Daily

The “virtual” part of the virtual classroom might be described as being shorthand for “virtually anything.” The power of digital communication, with its cloud computing, webcams, digital whiteboards, and multimedia streaming means that online learning spaces can take on whatever shape is best for the teachers and students in them. The challenge in virtual classroom management is to design the flow of information within that space to maximize learning. Communicating online is fundamentally different from what occurs within a shared real-world environment. While video conferencing can link anyone in the world with internet, the way we see and the way we speak online are contained within digital windows.

https://www.videoconferencingdaily.com/education/virtual-classroom-management-can-maximize-learning/

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7 ways $1.6 trillion in student loan debt affects the U.S. economy

News & Thoughts - Sat, 2019-07-06 17:03

Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post

A 2017 working paper found that “students with debt are less ‘choosy’ on the job market: They are more inclined to accept part-time work and jobs that are less related to their degree and offer limited career potential.” Earlier research showed that higher education debt “reduces the probability that students choose low-paid ‘public interest’ jobs.” New graduates with loan debt, in other words, appear to have an understandably greater interest in paying off their loans than in making the world a better place.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/06/25/heres-what-trillion-student-loan-debt-is-doing-us-economy/

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Higher Ed Has Become ‘An Entrepreneurial and Philanthropic Wild West’

News & Thoughts - Sat, 2019-07-06 17:02

By Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge

Plenty of groups these days are trying to reinvent college, and that’s not surprising at a time when higher ed is under fire for ever-rising costs, ballooning student debt and even questions about the value of a degree. On one hand, entrepreneurs and foundations are rushing to offer higher education via new models and price points. Meanwhile, college researchers and innovators are diving into learning science and experimenting with new teaching methods. But those groups don’t always talk to each other, or even know what the others are working on.

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2019-06-25-higher-ed-has-become-an-entrepreneurial-and-philanthropic-wild-west

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University of North Texas expands access to online learning

News & Thoughts - Fri, 2019-07-05 17:25

Star Leader

The University of North Texas soon will offer non-credit, online courses in a variety of subjects through Coursera, giving more learners access to world-class educational content created and taught by UNT faculty.  “We plan to launch three to five MOOCs within the next year,” said Adam Fein, UNT vice president of digital strategy and innovation. “In support of our mission to provide access to education, our plan is to continue to explore options to give North Texas students and learners from around the globe flexible learning options and more ways to help them reach academic and career goals.”

https://starlocalmedia.com/theleader/news/university-of-north-texas-expands-access-to-online-learning/article_3d32f192-96a3-11e9-880c-5be64d7e8a71.html

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Two-thirds of American employees regret their college degrees

News & Thoughts - Fri, 2019-07-05 17:20

BY SARAH MIN, Money Watch

Two-thirds of employees report regrets about their degrees, as Americans question the high cost of higher education. Student loan debt has ballooned to nearly $1.6 trillion nationwide in 2019, topping the list of regrets for employees.  Science, technology, engineering or math majors, who are more likely to enjoy higher salaries, were least likely to report regrets, while those in the humanities were most likely.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/two-thirds-of-american-employees-regret-their-college-degrees/

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Considering the Alternatives (to the baccalaureate)

News & Thoughts - Fri, 2019-07-05 17:15

Ray Schroeder, Inside Higher Ed

Considering the plethora of lower-cost (in both dollars and time) alternatives to the traditional degree, it is no surprise that enrollment at the bachelor’s level in higher ed has dropped for the past half-dozen years. Sure, a robust economy has contributed to the decline, but applications to the University of California system and other major universities, as well as most midsized and smaller colleges, are down for 2019. Some very large employers are reassessing the need for the baccalaureate. Apple CEO Tim Cook says nearly half of Apple’s U.S. employment last year was made up of non-degree holders. He says most colleges don’t build the skills business leaders need most, such as coding. And, Siemens USA CEO Barbara Humpton says in the past the degree requirement merely helped hiring managers to identify a smaller qualified candidate group.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/blogs/online-trending-now/considering-alternatives

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University of North Texas expands access to online learning

News & Thoughts - Fri, 2019-07-05 17:09

Star Leader

The University of North Texas soon will offer non-credit, online courses in a variety of subjects through Coursera, giving more learners access to world-class educational content created and taught by UNT faculty.  “We plan to launch three to five MOOCs within the next year,” said Adam Fein, UNT vice president of digital strategy and innovation. “In support of our mission to provide access to education, our plan is to continue to explore options to give North Texas students and learners from around the globe flexible learning options and more ways to help them reach academic and career goals.”

https://starlocalmedia.com/theleader/news/university-of-north-texas-expands-access-to-online-learning/article_3d32f192-96a3-11e9-880c-5be64d7e8a71.html

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Two-thirds of American employees regret their college degrees

News & Thoughts - Fri, 2019-07-05 17:04

BY SARAH MIN, Money Watch

Two-thirds of employees report regrets about their degrees, as Americans question the high cost of higher education. Student loan debt has ballooned to nearly $1.6 trillion nationwide in 2019, topping the list of regrets for employees.  Science, technology, engineering or math majors, who are more likely to enjoy higher salaries, were least likely to report regrets, while those in the humanities were most likely.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/two-thirds-of-american-employees-regret-their-college-degrees/

BY SARAH MIN, Money Watch

Two-thirds of employees report regrets about their advanced degrees, as Americans question the high cost of higher education. Student loan debt has ballooned to nearly $1.6 trillion nationwide in 2019, topping the list of regrets for employees.  Science, technology, engineering or math majors, who are more likely to enjoy higher salaries, were least likely to report regrets, while those in the humanities were most likely.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/two-thirds-of-american-employees-regret-their-college-degrees/

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Moving from predictive to prescriptive AI

News & Thoughts - Fri, 2019-07-05 17:02

BY ELLEN ULLMAN, eCampus News
Turning to prescriptive AI helps universities personalize their outreach and deliver the right information at the right time.  More and more universities are adopting predictive analytics and forecast modeling to improve their recruiting and retention efforts. But what’s the best way to use those analytics and how can you tell if your implementation is off to a good start?

https://www.ecampusnews.com/2019/06/14/predictive-prescriptive-ai/

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Community College Online and Out of State

News & Thoughts - Thu, 2019-07-04 17:25

By Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed

Ohio’s Eastern Gateway Community College draws scrutiny from lawmakers for working with an OPM to rapidly grow online enrollment of out-of-state students. Ohio’s Eastern Gateway Community College has grown its online programs rapidly in the last few years, with most of its roughly 20,000 students now enrolling online, and from out of the state of Ohio. The bulk of its enrollment growth — more than quadrupling in the three years before the spring of 2018 — has been driven by an online “free college” program Eastern Gateway created for members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a large trade union of public employees.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2019/06/26/ohio-community-college-raises-questions-enrolling-large-numbers

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With skills mapping, colleges create a ‘universal language’ to explain value

News & Thoughts - Thu, 2019-07-04 17:20

By Wayne D’Orio, Education Dive

Traditional colleges looking to fortify the liberal arts are adopting a practice from workforce-oriented institutions that aligns curriculum and job requirements. “We’re at another turning point,” said Andrea Backman, chief employability officer at Strategic Education. “Education is turning on its head to be skills based.” The Virginia-based educational services company serves adult learners through a handful of education programs, including Strayer University, a for-profit online college. Several trends are combining to push the skill-based movement at traditional schools, experts said. Employers are less inclined to train workers because recent graduates are seen as more likely to change jobs. And with U.S. student debt sitting at $1.6 trillion, students and their families are pushing colleges to give them something more than a degree in an often-broad major to prove their job qualifications. Schools, meanwhile, see this as a way to distinguish themselves from competitors and attract more students.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/with-skills-mapping-colleges-create-a-universal-language-to-explain-valu/557422/

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