Saturday, May 6, 2017

Colleges Pivot to Prep Students for High-Demand Tech Careers - Wylie Wong, EdTech

As technology drives new career paths, colleges pivot to help students get ready. At Indiana University avid gamers are enrolled in the university’s Bachelor of Science in Game Design program, established in 2015. To prepare them, IU invested in state-of-the-art classrooms and labs featuring high-end gaming PCs, virtual reality headsets and specialized software that let students design and build their own games. Anthony P. Carnevale, director of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, says that advances in technology tend to shape higher education programs in two ways: first, through traditional degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Second, among a broader set of majors (e.g., healthcare, business and education), institutions are incorporating technology into curricula to ensure students have the necessary tech skills to meet employers’ needs. http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/04/colleges-pivot-prep-students-high-demand-tech-careers

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