Global University Employability Ranking 2016: The 150 best universities for delivering work-ready graduates

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November 22, 2016

The Global University Employability Ranking 2016

Times Higher Education

  • Universities producing the most employable graduates have been ranked by companies around the world in the Global University Employability Ranking 2016. Meet the 150 best universities for delivering work-ready graduates.

Udacity Offers Tech Job Trials

The New York Times

  • Half a million tech jobs went unfilled last year. By 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer-science-related jobs in America, and only 400,000 computer science graduates to fill them. With a new program called Blitz, Udacity is expanding an effort to train workers in high-tech fields in which workers are in high demand.

LinkedIn’s CEO Says the U.S. Cares Too Much About Four-Year College Degrees

Recode

  • A traditional college education is expensive. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner also thinks it might be overvalued. Because of the ever-widening educational gap between two-year vocational programs and traditional four-year degrees, he believes that specific skills, not diplomas, need to be valued more in today’s workforce.

Digital Badges Transforming Non-Credit Education: Credit-Bearing Programming Next

The EvoLLLution

  • Recognizing and validating learning for non-credit students is a persistent and age-old problem in the postsecondary space. Given the importance of continuous learning to the success and progress of employees today, institutions are now scrambling for a solution and digital badges might just be the silver bullet leaders are seeking.

Why the World Needs a New Model for Universities

University World News

  • What role do universities have in the new global community? How can a university innovate to help the world tackle grand challenges? Eight years ago, Columbia University President Lee C Bollinger had a vision for how universities could engage with the world of today and tomorrow. Here is what Bollinger envisioned.

Wearable Tech Weaves Its Way Into Learning

Edsurge

  • Eye-trackers that detect when your mind is wandering. Clothes that let you “feel” what it’s like to be in someone else’s body. Sensors that connect your heart rate to how engaged you are in class. These are the kinds of wearable technologies that could soon impact how we learn.

Webinars
Review the findings: 2016 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology (Nov. 29)
How to Create a Transformative Learning Experience for Students by Managing Hot Moments and Difficult Discussions in the Classroom (Nov. 29)
NMC Next > Virtual Town Hall Meeting (Dec. 1)

Conferences
OEB Online Educa Berlin 2016 (Nov. 30 - Dec. 2)
Learning Forward 2016 (Dec. 3-7)
QS Stars 2016 Reimagine Education (Dec. 5-6)
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