Grade point averages, test scores, interviews and even resumes are poor indicators of whether a job applicant is right for the position, said a top human resources executive at Google.
Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.'s insight:
“One of the things we’ve seen from all our data crunching is that G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless,” said Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of people operations at Google, in a recent interview with The New York Times.
Employers need talent; workers need jobs. Open Badges is a 21st Century credentialing approach that connects the two so both businesses and individuals thrive. More learning is rewarded and more employers get the precision, diversity and breadth in talent they seek. By 2016, we envision an Open Badge ecosystem that at least a million workers and a million students can access – the emergence of an assessment approach designed for our times.
Pearson is delighted to work with the MIT Media Lab to find new approaches to education. If there is one area that by definition draws on all others, it is education, so we are looking forward to engaging with the great thinkers at the MIT Media Lab. Together we hope to explore such areas as lifelong learning, literacy, and 21st century skills.
In a move that brings the Educational Testing Service (ETS) into the arena of awarding certificates that verify learning and intellectual skills of students, the organization announced Monday that it has begun providing electronic documentation to test takers of their performance on the ETS Proficiency Profile and iSkills tests.
Re-imagining assessment tasks to be more authentic, authenticated and cost effective has the potential to change the heart of the enterprise. That’s a great challenge in the online space, but MOOCs are already pioneers, and it’s exciting to be part of it.
This two-part webinar series, co-hosted by the American Youth Policy Forum and the College and Career Readiness Center at the American Institutes for Research, will address major policy issues states and districts.
Mozilla's Open Badges initiative has received the official nod from educational technology company Blackboard, which has integrated digital badges into its learning management systems Blackboard Learn and CourseSites.
DreamDegree is a not-for-profit organization with a new approach to higher education, an innovative “Plan-for-Completion” pathway to your dream come true.
While Dream Degree is a nonprofit, its courses are owned by a related company -- Dream Degree Academics, LLC. Clifford said the two entities have a "strategic agreement." And he hopes to license online courses to community colleges through the for-profit side of the operation.
UK MOOC platform FutureLearn announced its first international partnerships with Australia’s Monash University and Ireland’s Trinity College Dublin. The University of Edinburgh also joins the list of top-ranking universities set to offer free, open online courses through FutureLearn.com. FutureLearn’s first courses will come online later this year.
At the annual CGI America conference in Chicago, former President Bill Clinton just announced a groundbreaking new initiative - 2 Million Better Futures - dedicated to helping 1 million students and 1 million U.S. workers access opportunities through Open Badges.
The provosts of Big 10 universities and the University of Chicago are in high-level talks to create an online education network across their campuses, which collectively enroll more than 500,000 students a year.
The fact remains: people love recognition for what they do. Mozilla’s Open Badges initiative leverages this phenomenon by gamifying the learning experience. The initiative allows training providers to issue digital “badges” to the participants in their courses, who thereby earn online representations of their newly acquired skills. Each learner can earn badges from all manner of verified issuers, collect them in their online “backpack”, and show them off by plugging them into their website or blog.
Accreditors that certify the worthiness of higher education institutions may have to change how they operate due to new uses of technology, rapidly changing student demographics, and a growing commitment to competency based learning.
Traditional colleges and universities will continue to be viable, but online providers—in the narrow sense—are doomed to failure. His inference is motivation for a thorough discussion of costs and benefits of employing different methods of instruction.
As colleges begin using massive open online courses (MOOC) to reduce faculty costs, a Johns Hopkins University professor has announced plans for MOOA (massive open online administrations). Dr. Benjamin Ginsberg, author of The Fall of the Faculty, says that many colleges and universities face the same administrative issues every day. By having one experienced group of administrators make decisions for hundreds of campuses simultaneously, MOOA would help address these problems expeditiously and economically. Since MOOA would allow colleges to dispense with most of their own administrators, it would generate substantial cost savings in higher education.
Few community college students graduate on time. One reason many spend extra time and money trying to earn associate degrees is because community colleges often require more than 60 credits to meet academic program requirements.
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