The New Era of Learning
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The New Era of Learning
The direction in which learning is going: personalized, self-directed, grounded in the real world, and blurring the lines between age groups, teachers/students, formal/informal, etc. It taps into people's instincts and desires for play, creativity and meaning. I'm hoping to eventually incorporate this content into a robust web site that will serve as a compendium on this topic.
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eCampus News How competency is changing mainstream education » eCampus News

eCampus News How competency is changing mainstream education » eCampus News | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
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A growing number of colleges are focusing on competency rather than seat time.

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The Future of Work (Big Data meets HR, and what it means for education)

The Future of Work (Big Data meets HR, and what it means for education) | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it

What happens when Big Data meets human resources? The emerging practice of "people analytics" is already transforming how employers hire, fire, and promote. 

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Key takeaways with respect to education:

-- Thanks to "people analytics" (using computer algorithms to extract insights from massive amounts of digital data that's now available about job candidates and workers), the labor market is becoming "fairer to people at every stage of their careers."

 

-- One manifestation of this is that the signaling power (and therefore the value and the necessity) of a college degree is fading, now that employers can easily assess data that far better predicts people's potential. The author writes: "I spoke with managers at a lot of companies who are using advanced analytics to reevaluate and reshape their hiring, and nearly all of them told me that their research is leading them toward pools of candidates who didn’t attend college—for tech jobs, for high-end sales positions, for some managerial roles."

 

-- Instead of evaluating candidates based on how they performed on one-time snapshots taken in the "artificial environment" of a classroom, companies can look at how candidates perform in real-world situations and also review the feedback they receive from others, e.g. by analyzing their ratings in discussion forums.

 

 

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