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A Kayak for Credentials

11.17.17

Credential Engine is a new initiative that seeks to create a database for postsecondary credentials ranging from certificates and badges to graduate degrees. The goal is for increased transparency in what each credential means and the skills associated with each credential, while allowing for comparison between them.
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Apprenticeships, Long Common in Blue-collar Industries, Are Coming to White-collar Office Work

11.17.17

Apprenticeships typically combine on the job instruction with a pay check with the prospects of acquiring full-time employment. Primarily conducted in skill trades, apprenticeships are now being used by tech companies such as Amazon to expand the hiring pool of people equipped with skills the employer requires.
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The Midsemester Course Correction

11.17.17

Being rigid in how a course will run the entire semester – the timeline of lessons, assignments, prompts, pedagogy, etc – does not yield the best learning experience for students. Instead, being flexible and analyzing what has been working and what has not in order to alter the course is invaluable.
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Without Changes in Education, the Future of Work Will Leave More People Behind

11.17.17

Ten year employment projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects for jobs in healthcare, clean energy, and stem related fields to increase. While the majority of jobs would not require a bachelor’s degree, the earning difference between those with a high school diploma and a college education would be significant. If the trends are true, colleges need to effectively become the connecting point between students and these new positions or risk leaving disadvantaged students behind.
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New Higher Ed Advocacy Group Makes Nontraditional Students Its Priority

11.17.17

Higher Learning Advocates is a new nonpartisan higher education group seeking to advocate for adult learners to make education more affordable and responsive to students.
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