Education

New Report:  Create National “Learning Exchange” to improve Workforce Development

New Report: Create National “Learning Exchange” to improve Workforce Development

A recent post at Inside Higher Education cites a study by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce that suggests that the US does a reasonable job of producing BA graduates.  If we really want to improve our workforce development efforts, says the report, we need to focus on the community college level: Underinvestment […]

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A Consumer’s Guide to MOOCs

A Consumer’s Guide to MOOCs

Want to compare the various MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) out there?  The Chronicle of Higher Education has a handy guide here. The formats are as varied as the people who tune in. Some consist mainly of lectures recorded on iTunes, while other courses seek to replicate a classroom experience by offering study groups, computer-graded […]

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A Model for 21st Century Education?

A Model for 21st Century Education?

The New York Times touts the Mooresville, NC school district as an exemplar of 21st Century public education: Many students adapted to the overhaul more easily than their teachers, some of whom resented having beloved tools — scripted lectures, printed textbooks and a predictable flow through the curriculum — vanish. The layoffs in 2009 and […]

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Technology & the Ongoing Reinvention of Education & Workforce Development

Technology & the Ongoing Reinvention of Education & Workforce Development

The rapid adoption of technology into education raises profound challenges and opportunities for education and workforce development.  The latest in this saga is from the Atlantic: As the historical model of education continues to come into contact with disruptive technologies, those technologies strike increasingly close to the heart of education’s basic value proposition. Institutions like […]

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Design as a Key Skill in the 21st Century

Design as a Key Skill in the 21st Century

We’ve discussed this before, but over at the New England Journal of Higher Education, Montserrat College president Stephen Immerman makes a case for art and design education to be considered equally important for economic life as disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math: So much of the narrative of our modern world is dependent on […]

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