According to the latest data, video for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the tipping point"; and most kids don't use traditional computers to connect to the Internet at home. Those are just three of the major trends revealed in the 2013 Speak Up Survey from Project Tomorrow.
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Eleven percent of business leaders strongly agree that today’s college graduates have the skills and competencies their companies need, according to a new Gallup/Lumina poll. Yet, in a Gallup/Inside Higher Ed survey, 96 percent of university officers believe that they’re effectively preparing students for success in the workplace. “Something is very wrong when you see the academic …
Doug Ward's insight:
This isn't all that surprising. I agree that all graduates aren't as prepared as they should be. And yet many businesses have scaled back or eliminated training programs, expecting recent grads to have all the skills they need when they start a job. That's unrealistic.
"There are several separate factors at work here. The first is the continuing development of new knowledge ... The second factor is the increased emphasis on skills or applying knowledge to meet the demands of 21st century society, skills such as critical thinking, independent learning, knowing how to use relevant information technology, software, and data within a field of discipline, and entrepreneurialism."