The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is preparing to disrupt the prevailing model of higher education with a massive expansion of its online courses which it would sell to other unis through licence agreements.
Going back to school is an appealing option for many people, but they can't afford to quit their jobs to be a full-time student. If this sounds familiar, there might be a solution that allows you to go to school and continue working: an online or distance-learning program.
Naza Djafarova's insight:
“83 percent of executives in the survey say that an online degree is as credible as one earned through a traditional campus-based program. Employers said such factors as the accreditation of the college or university, the quality of its graduates and the name of the institution awarding the degree were among other things they considered to make an online degree more credible. ”
Berklee College is one of the only institutions that is now offering an entirely online-based accredited bachelor's degree programs in music.
Naza Djafarova's insight:
while subjects like accounting, IT and business may be naturally applicable to a web-based platform, music is one area that traditionally demands in-person instruction. Now, schools like the Berklee College of Music are seeking to prove otherwise.
With higher-education debt swelling to a record $1.2 trillion, new emphasis is being placed not only on the cost of tuition but also on students’ ability to secure jobs upon graduation. Yet a recent Gallup Poll shows only 11 percent of business leaders believe graduates have the requisite skills for success in the workforce, leaving many of them under-employed or unemployed and unable to repay their student loans. Despite this trend, few universities or colleges have been able to adapt to the shifting demand for specialized workforce skills.
Digital Learning Reimagined is a professional development and networking event being held on Thursday, February 19th, 2015, 3:00pm-7pm at Ryerson University. Well known North American speakers will present on personalized, game-based and digital learning.
With the shift to computerized testing, tablets in the classroom and digitized personal records, schools are collecting more data than ever on how children are doing. And all that data, some educators believe, can be put to use in the classroom. But privacy concerns may hinder that effort.
Given that millions of people register for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), it is perhaps not surprising that much has been written to date about these still-evolving education platforms.
But what do we know about who is enrolled in MOOCs? Or how these platforms are (or aren’t) supporting learning? In today’s article we take a look at some fresh studies from the field to sketch out early observations about the usage and impacts of MOOCs. http://ow.ly/zrs0H
RIO DE JANEIRO, July 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --??The Chairmen of Telefonica and Banco Santander,??Cesar Alierta and Emilio Botin, respectively, met this morning in Rio de Janeiro to host the global launch of MiriadaX, the e-learning platform that both companies are join.....
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