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Continuous Learning & Development; more than just continuous training

Lifelong learning is more important than ever, as <b>Anne Lise Kjaer</b>, a futurist, sums up very well.<p><i>“The world is changing; complexity in society and</i> …

Learning

Students need IT skills to compete in the new economy

By 2026, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent over what it was in 2016. Jobs in these fields …

Higher Education

IT skills shortage: How bad is it?

IT decision makers in the U.S. and Western Europe are struggling to fill important positions within their organizations, especially when it comes to …

Cybersecurity

2018 IT Skills and Salary Report

• Highest-paying certifications.<br>• IT salaries by functional area.<br>• Average salary by certification category and region.<br>• Individual benefits of …

Salaries & Wages

4 Habits of People Who Are Always Learning New Skills

Working in online learning, I’ve found that every year around this time there’s a burst of sign-ups from workers seeking new skills. Perhaps it’s a matter of New Year’s resolutions, or a reaction to seeing their friends and colleagues make big career changes each January.<p>Unfortunately, the initial …

Learning

Psychology, Neuroscience: Lacking in Individuality?

In research on people, scientists are typically interested in the group data - the mean, median, and variance of a sample of people. But according to …

Psychology

Hands-on learning is a necessary part of college, but here’s what it doesn’t teach students

As college students nationwide work in part-time jobs or internships this summer, it’s unlikely many will think about how they’re using their undergraduate courses on the job or how they might apply what they’re learning at work when they get back to campus.<p>For students, college is a series of …

College & University

Congress must address the 'skills gap' and update our education system by passing the Perkins Act

For the first time on record, the number of job openings in the United States is larger than the number of Americans who are unemployed and actively …

Education

There is a movement to privatize public education in America. Here’s how far it has gotten.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says her mission is to expand alternatives to traditional public schools — and a new report assesses how far she and her allies across the country have succeeded in the movement to privatize public education.<p>The report — issued by the Schott Foundation for Public …

Education

Listening to Learners: The Starting Point for Real Change

<i>This post is by Judy Halbert and Linda Kaser, who are</i> <i>co-leaders of Networks of Inquiry and Innovation and the Aboriginal Enhancement Schools …

Pedagogy

University students actually learn very little: study

That's one expensive party. It looks like university students are sleeping at their desks, at least for the first two years of higher education, according to new American research - because they certainly aren't learning much, the study reported in USA today found.<p>Researchers analyzed transcripts …

Higher Education

Education reforms should obey Campbell's Law

The first time I heard of Campbell’s Law was in a college class in public policy. The professor asked, “Can data ever cause problems? Can it ever …

Education

What students know that experts don't: School is all about signaling, not skill-building

Parents, teachers, politicians and researchers tirelessly warn today's youths about the unforgiving job market that awaits them. If they want to succeed in tomorrow's economy, they can't just coast through school. They have to soak up precious knowledge like a sponge. But even as adulthood …

Why the Ivy League could end up like the big 3 carmakers: utterly disrupted

America’s top universities today are like America’s Big 3 car manufacturers of the 60s: hugely profitable, projecting growth for decades, the envy of the world, dominating their markets, dictating terms to customers and employees, and accelerating to bankruptcy and financial crisis.<p>Cars aren’t …

Higher Education

Learner-centered Design for Adult Learners

If you’re looking to join the growing brigade improving the lives of adult learners through mobile learning – then welcome! We need you. More …

OPINION: How Finland broke every rule — and created a top school system

Spend five minutes in Jussi Hietava’s fourth-grade math class in remote, rural Finland, and you may learn all you need to know about education reform …

Education

Googling "How To Be A Director of Digital Learning Initiatives”

Are you in a higher ed job that did not previously exist?

College & University

What is Germany’s dual education system — and why do other countries want it?

The German economy is powered by products sold the world over. The strength of Europe's powerhouse depends on outbound shipments. We take a look at …

Vocational Education

The Third Education Revolution

Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy.<p>When the giant Indian technology-services firm Infosys announced last November that it would open a design and innovation hub in Providence, the company’s president said one of the key …

Results Just Unveiled Of Big New Growth Mindset Study Co-Authored By A Ton Of Well-Known SEL Researchers

Thanks to Benjamin Riley, this morning I learned about the results of a big new growth mindset study that was released yesterday, Where and For Whom …

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Online Education

This Is How Generation Z Will Bypass College

Coming soon(er) to a workplace near you is Generation Z after participating in these education alternatives.<p>School originated to train obedient factory workers but hasn't evolved much since then.<p>Coursera and the University of Phoenix paved the way for people to digitally learn from a distance. …

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The 7 Pillars of Classroom Wisdom for Lifelong Learning

Your classroom is your temple of learning, and within its walls sage classroom wisdom abounds. In this haven, your young pupils learn the paths of …

The Dilemmas of Change in Assessment Culture

Guest blog by Azima Thakor<p>When administrators make changes that affect culture, they need and should weigh all factors related to and affecting …

Can blockchain democratize education? This startup seems to think so

Without much fanfare, recent advances in technology have helped provide quality education to people across the world. Cloud applications helped us create classrooms that defy geographical barriers and span across thousands of miles. Artificial intelligence and machine learning helped make up for …

Did you know Books is on Instagram?

The L.A. Times Books section can now be found on Instagram, and it’s more than just #shelfies (gorgeous photos of bookshelves) — it’s a place for us to share images that illuminate the world of books. Times book editor Carolyn Kellogg sent me a few questions about @latimesbooks’ Instagram and what …

Book Mugs Are for the Ultimate Book Lovers

Book Mugs Make Great Non-Book Gifts!<p>Peanut butter and jelly. Grilled cheese and tomato soup. Snowy days and hot chocolate. Some things that just go …

Garbage collectors open a public library with discarded books

In Ankara, Turkey, one person's trash is literally another's treasure. Garbage collectors started saving books once destined for the landfill and …

Pick up a trunkful of hardcover Harry Potter books in dust jackets designed for each house at Hogwarts

Juniper Books has designed a set of Harry Potter books with special book jacket designs created for each of the houses at Hogwarts. The books in our …

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in<p>I’ve recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer …

Teaching