Universities are grappling with the best way to integrate traditional classroom learning and workforce training in the face of changing economic demands. Employers want graduates with work experience and competencies beyond the credential they’ve earned. Meeting all of these demands is a challenge for higher education, but not one that is insurmountable.
MOOCs may have been overhyped, but their impact is far from over, says Simon Nelson, of the online-learning provider FutureLearn. And traditional colleges have a huge opportunity if they are just willing to think a little differently.
Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University, discusses how his institution has used a combination of global focus and experiential learning to raise its profile, and how colleges should be preparing students for the job market of tomorrow.
Can we imagine a world where postsecondary providers simultaneously impart the most important technical, cognitive and non-cognitive capabilities sought by employers for entry-level positions across a wide range of professions? The answer is yes for both higher education institutions as well as bootcamps.
The academy, said to be the first of its kind, will reportedly teach up to 200 students how to build apps and launch them on Apple devices by the end of the year. The nine month iOS Developer Academy, will open for business on October 6.
After piloting the concept at MIT this year, edX announced partnerships with 14 additional universities around the world last month for 19 new MicroMasters programs. Experts say with the development of the edX and Coursera programs, universities can base admissions decisions off of more than just test scores and GPAs.
Is an adult wanting to obtain an academic degree a customer? While higher education institutions should endeavor to create a supportive and flexible environment that facilitate and maximize opportunities for academic success for non-traditional students, defining is as “customer service” goes too far.
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