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Mathieu Plourde

As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated 'Microlearning,' Higher Ed Must Adapt - 0 views

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    "it appears that the rise of free or low-cost online learning and professional education content is reducing the demand for some continuing-education courses offered by universities. In some cases, it may be reducing demand for executive education offerings, and even for degree programs like the traditional MBA. While individual workers remain interested in credentials-which are portable from job-to-job-companies often prefer to invest in targeted learning opportunities that relate directly to their business needs and has a clear business return on investment. "My people already have degrees, they need something more specific," says Bradley. "Academic credit is not always the selling point that universities think it is.""
Mathieu Plourde

MissionU - 0 views

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    Mission U provides students career-focused, online courses with zero up-front costs. After graduating, students don't pay any tuition until they're earning a yearly salary of $50,000 or more, in which time they would pay 15% of their paycheck to Mission U for 3 years. After those three years are up, students are completely debt free.
Mathieu Plourde

JetBlue Partners with Thomas Edison State University to Help Crewmembers Complete their... - 0 views

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    "JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced the launch of JetBlue Scholars, an innovative new program that offers crewmembers an opportunity to earn a fully accredited college degree from Thomas Edison State University, with JetBlue covering most of the cost."
Mathieu Plourde

Online Ed Skepticism and Self-Sufficiency: Survey of Faculty Views on Technology - 0 views

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    "The massive open online course craze may have subsided, but the debate about the role of online courses in higher education persists. Even as more faculty members experiment with online education, they continue to fear that the record-high number of students taking those classes are receiving an inferior experience to what can be delivered in the classroom, Inside Higher Ed's new Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology suggests."
Mathieu Plourde

Adapting eLearning for Mobile: Learning from Wonderful Mistakes - 0 views

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    For many companies such a project is their first small step in providing learning content for mobile (mLearning). Once again my recommendation is to resist this approach if you can. Pushing content that was designed for a desktop or laptop onto a small screen is not the best way to go about learning design.
Mathieu Plourde

How to Stop Facebook From Making Us Pawns in Its Corporate Agenda | Opinion | WIRED - 0 views

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    "Social media regularly manipulates how user posts appear; the abuse of socially shared information has become a collective problem that requires a collective response. This is a call to action. We should work together to demand that companies promise not to make us involuntary accomplices in corporate activities that compromise other people's autonomy and trust."
Mathieu Plourde

The Good, Bad and the Ugly Side of Corporate MOOC - 1 views

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    "The hype for MOOC and Open educational resources cannot be ignored today. Although there is still much to be explored, the progress of open education at present era attracts a great deal of attention. It often throws a question if Corporate MOOC is for profit-making platform rather than it could reach many more learners, leading to a networked social and economic benefit, and could give great instructors an authoritative position."
Mathieu Plourde

Here's How to Keep the Robots From Stealing Our Jobs - 0 views

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    "If we can tap into the same network effects that drive the internet economy and bring it into the firm, we have the potential to build businesses that don't just benefit the bottom line but create a culture of participation and learning. And that's when we'll find that machines are far less adept at delivering the imagination, creativity, genuine insight, and emotional and moral intelligence that is uniquely human."
Mathieu Plourde

The Internet? We Built That - 0 views

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    "Yes, government financing supported much of the early research, and private corporations enhanced and commercialized the platforms. But the institutions responsible for the technology itself were neither governments nor private start-ups. They were much closer to the loose, collaborative organizations of academic research. They were networks of peers."
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