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:: Growing Gap Between What Business Needs and What Education Provides ::

:: Growing Gap Between What Business Needs and What Education Provides :: | Information Economy | Scoop.it
There are all sorts of reasons to get an education. It gives you perspective on the world, it makes you a complete person, and of course most importantly of all, it helps you build a career.

 

===> 3. Educational institutions around the world are not keeping up with teaching styles and general skill needs of the 21st century workforce. This is a very complex problem to fix, but at least the issues are on the table. Educationproviders and leaders have to visit corporate recruiters and learn about the needs of business. <===


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 16, 2013 1:02 PM

3. Educational institutions around the world are not keeping up with teaching styles and general skill needs of the 21st century workforce. This is a very complex problem to fix, but at least the issues are on the table. Educationproviders and leaders have to visit corporate recruiters and learn about the needs of business.

 

Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 17, 2013 12:38 AM

Perhaps our time, the here and now is redolent of times gone past where education had to face significant public criticism and attempt significant adjustments. The early 20th sentury in the USA was such a time.  Educators need to lead from a firm values base and in line with what is best for students.

Lou Salza's curator insight, February 18, 2013 7:01 PM

1. The paradox of high unemployment and a war for talent continues.

We don’t have a jobs crisis in the world, we have a skills crisis. Some clear evidence from this report.

45% of US employers say lack of skills is the “main reason” for entry-level vacanciesOnly 42% of worldwide employers believe new graduates are adequately prepared for work.

This data echoes the data we hear regularly from clients. Companies need to invest heavily in internal development programs to stay competitive. Our research shows that the training industry grew by 12% this year, the highest level in 9 years.

This research also shows that employers would be willing to pay new workers 22% higher salaries if they did have the skills they need. Employers want “ready made” employees.

2. Worldwide educational institutions are out of sync with employer needs.

While 42% of employers believe newly educated workers are ready for work, 72% of educational institutions do. This is an enormous mis-match. Primary and secondary educational institutions are not keeping in touch with corporate recruiters and the needs of business.

Again our research validates this completely. Most of our clients are investing heavily in new corporate universities, onboarding programs, and what we call “continuous learning” programs. In fact the L&D industry is in the middle of a renaissance, as companies try to reinvent all types of training around new internet technologies.

3. Students don’t perceive that traditional education methods drive job skills.

The #1 cited way (60%) students believe they learn skills is through “on the job training.” (Our reserach shows that 72% of business managers say the same thing.) 58% cite that “hands-on learning” is best.

Lectures are the lowest rated learning method (30%) tied with “traditional online learning” (30%).

Unfortunately most colleges still rely heavily on lectures and the “for-profit” distance learning institutions rely heavily on “traditional online learning.” (Only 24% of academic program graduates say that they use hands-on learning in their program.)

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:: Parents, Educators Must Teach Digital Citizenship ::

:: Parents, Educators Must Teach Digital Citizenship :: | Information Economy | Scoop.it
As a high school teacher, I’ve witnessed many parents try to monitor their children’s internet usage, with varying levels of success. I’ve also noticed that many school districts ...

 

===> Educators and parents often act simply as gatekeepers to the internet. <===

 

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I agree completely to this and encourage the blogger, while also providing YOU some other interesting resources here:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Digital+Citizen

 

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:: Spyware Takes Over iPhones, Androids ::

:: Spyware Takes Over iPhones, Androids :: | Information Economy | Scoop.it
DFI News Digital Forensic Investigator is a multi-media resource for digital forensic professionals working in academic, government, law enforcement, and corporate settings.

 

Call it Invasion of the iPhone Snatchers: a new FinFisher-based spyware is built to infect iPhones and iPads (and Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone gadgets too) in order to take over the device completely — all unbeknownst to the user.

 

The smartphones and tablets will innocently appear to be themselves, but in reality the mobile malware is working in the background to track the device’s location, monitor activity and intercept communications including emails, voice calls and text messages.

 

Gust MEES: in Education we use Internet for e-Learning + m-Learning and also we embrace "Bring Your Own Device" (Twitter Hashtag = #BYOD), so we need to know also about the dangers, risks and threats with it! That's our responsibility against our learners (students) and we need to learn the basics of IT-Security and share our knowledge and help our learners when security problems occur ;)

 

Read also my FREE courses about basic IT-Security (easy to learn, ONLY change your habits...):

 


- http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/bring-your-own-device-advantages-dangers-and-risks/

 

- http://gustmees.wordpress.com/category/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorials/

 

- http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

 

- http://www.scoop.it/t/ict-security-tools

 

- http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet

 

 

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http://www.dfinews.com/news/spyware-takes-over-iphones-androids?et_cid=2825646&amp;amp;amp;et_rid=454853272&amp;amp;amp;linkid=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dfinews.com%2Fnews%2Fspyware-takes-over-iphones-androids#.UEDceehnFCE.twitter

 


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:: Infographic > Why the need to learn basic it-security? ::

:: Infographic > Why the need to learn basic it-security? :: | Information Economy | Scoop.it

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:: Top Twitter Abbreviations You Need to Know ::

:: Top Twitter Abbreviations You Need to Know :: | Information Economy | Scoop.it
by Bliss Hanlin, a Community Manager for eModeration Twitter abbreviations and acronyms are an odd mash-up of text slang, old school chat room phrases, common sense short forms and corporate buzzwords.  There is nothing more terrible than parsing ...

 

Read more, a MUST when Tweeting:

http://socialmediatoday.com/node/512987

 


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Jodi Lynn's curator insight, December 13, 2012 1:54 PM

This is great not just for Twitter, but also Facebook and plain texting.

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:: The 10 Countries Most Effectively Using The Internet ::

:: The 10 Countries Most Effectively Using The Internet :: | Information Economy | Scoop.it

According to a recent study, not only does the US have a lower percentage of households with personal computers, but also offers slower bandwidth per user than countries such as Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Japan, and others.

 

Read more:

http://edudemic.com/2012/10/10-countries-effectively-internet/

 


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:: Browser plug-in and website warn about data harvesting by Facebook apps ::

:: Browser plug-in and website warn about data harvesting by Facebook apps :: | Information Economy | Scoop.it
Secure.me has launched a website and a browser plug-in designed to make Facebook users aware of the personal information that gets harvested by third-party applications.

 

Privacy matters!

 

The App Advisor Security Network website has profiles on more than 500,000 third-party Facebook applications that describe the user data they collect, what actions they can take and whether they are considered unsafe. The application profiles also display user ratings.

 

Meanwhile, the App Advisor browser extension, which works with Safari, Firefox and Chrome, gets activated when users visit either application sites or call up an application's page in the Facebook App Center.

 

In those instances, the browser extension displays a pop-up alert that informs users of the reputation level of the application and gives them the option to call up more detailed information.

 

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http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9230818/Browser_plug_in_and_website_warn_about_data_harvesting_by_Facebook_apps

 


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:: Social Networking for Kids >>> Yoursphere ::

:: Social Networking for Kids >>> Yoursphere :: | Information Economy | Scoop.it
Social Networking for Kids - Yoursphere is a safe kids only social networking site. The site is free and is exclusively for children and young people through age 18.

 

Read more:

http://yoursphere.com/

 


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