Saturday, November 19, 2016

4 ways technology is effectively bridging higher ed to the workforce - MERIS STANSBURY, eCampus News

Internet- and technology-based supports are helping traditional colleges and universities reach the national goal of helping students find their place in the workforce. In the midst of the seemingly never-ending debate as to whether or not traditional higher education institutions can help graduates find meaningful employment, four overarching technology-based pathways and tools seem to be doing an excellent job of trying to end the heated argument. “The historic disconnect between higher education and the needs of the labor market is a data problem,” writes Ryan Craig for TechCrunch. “In the past, data translating the discrete skills or competencies that employers need was not easily available or meaningful to faculty who create courses, or the students who take them.

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