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February 06, 2014

Signaling Job Readiness: Degrees Decline in Value, Alternatives Emerge

"In the new world the learner will be in the driver's seat, with a keen eye trained on value." That was the conclusion of Pearson's senior academic team who said "an avalanche is coming" to higher education. Chief Education Advisor Sir Michael Barber and his colleagues Katelyn Donnelly and Saad Rizvi released a report last year that outlined this problem statement for higher education:

October 24, 2012

National Academy Foundation Partners With ConnectEDU For Real-Time Student Data

This July the National Academy Foundation (NAF), a network of more than 460 academies across the U.S. serving more than 60,000 students, launched a student certification assessment system to drive real college and career readiness. Recently, NAF partnered with ConnectEDU to track college and career readiness by providing real-time reports on engagement and academic progress.

October 02, 2012

JFF Sponsors Team Teaching For Rapid Credentialing

"What's new and different is bringing in an adult ed instructor and teaching elements within the [vocational] program," said Dr Jay Box, Chancellor of Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) where eight colleges are involved in Accelerating Opportunity. "All of the general education type of teaching is contextualized to the technical program."

October 01, 2012

The Learning Design Opportunity of Our Time

If you're interested in human development, the opportunity set has never been more interesting. Search in the browser marked the beginning of anywhere/anytime learning opportunities, but the official beginning of the new era was a decade ago with the Wikipedia launch.

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