Educational Technology

Updating Education for the Evolving Job Market: Learning at the Pace of Life and Work

Educational Technology News Blog - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 00:30

by Sophie Wade, Huffington Post

The static, one-off pre-work learning format is being quickly supplanted by new education models such edX’s MicroMasters programs to provide for evolving job and ongoing career development requirements. New access, availability and pricing options greatly improve opportunities for workers to augment knowledge and qualifications to match with existing and future employment specifications.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/updating-education-for-the-evolving-job-market-learning_us_5a0b67e9e4b06d8966cf335f

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Four tips for adult digital learners

Educational Technology News Blog - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:39

by Guy Dixon, Globe and Mail

MOOCs have become another option, along with the plethora of online courses already offered directly by postsecondary institutions, for busy adults looking to dip into online learning, whether for work or pleasure. And as a result, this has led to rapid changes in adult learning. The design of online classes has evolved dramatically in the past five years. And what is required of students online has also changed dramatically. Prospective students who choose to study online have a few key issues to consider.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/four-tips-for-adult-digital-learners/article36984396/

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How edtech is transforming executive Education

Educational Technology News Blog - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:34

BY MATTHEW LYNCH, tech Edvocate

Educational technology has been disrupting traditional instructional practices in executive education, and for good reason. Learning was once the exclusive domain of schools and universities, especially when it came to delivering executive education in business schools. That meant either taking a sabbatical from your job or choosing a B-school near you. You had to be physically present in the classroom. Edtech, however, is changing that approach by providing customization and interactive experiences for learners. Educational technology also delivers learning at lowered costs.

http://www.thetechedvocate.org/edtech-transforming-executive-education/

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Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun: ‘Silicon Valley has an obligation to reach out to all of the world’

Educational Technology News Blog - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:30

by Chloe Cornish, Financial Times

Mr Thrun, who stepped down as chief executive in 2016, and is now company president, is a fan of adaptability. “You very carefully analyse what’s happening and you change course,” he says. To date, some 18,000 students have graduated with nanodegrees, ranging from programmes for artificial intelligence and deep machine learning, to robotics and digital marketing. Course prices vary: Udacity’s four-month introduction to self-driving car engineering, for example, costs $800, while a four-month course teaching a programming tool called React is $499. Other, longer courses cost up to $2,400.

https://www.ft.com/content/51c47f88-b278-11e7-8007-554f9eaa90ba

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