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Mathieu Plourde

After decades of pushing bachelor's degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople | PBS NewsHour - 0 views

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    ""I'm a survivor of that teardown mode of the '70s and '80s, that college-for-all thing," he said. This has had the unintended consequence of helping flatten out or steadily erode the share of students taking vocational courses. In California's community colleges, for instance, it's dropped to 28 percent from 31 percent since 2000, contributing to a shortage of trained workers with more than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor's degree."
Mathieu Plourde

$1 A Day Buys Walmart Associates A College Degree - 0 views

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    "The program kicks off today with two curriculums, Business or Supply Chain Management for associate and bachelor's degrees with additional curriculums to follow at three non-profit universities: University of Florida which is ranked #17 in the nation for its business school by U.S. News and World Report, Brandman University and Bellevue University. The five-year long program will include what Carlson calls "having a personal coach for education" from the application process up through graduation."
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Modules | Salesforce Trailhead - 0 views

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    "Modules introduce you to specific topics in bite-sized units. Learn what a feature is, when it's helpful, and how to use it. Then test yourself with interactive challenges."
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Online Self-Paced Web Accessibility Classes | Web Accessibility Classes and Workshops i... - 0 views

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    Web accessibility online courses.
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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

A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree - 0 views

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    "Mr. Bridges represents a new but promising category in the American labor market: people working in so-called new-collar or middle-skill jobs. As the United States struggles with how to match good jobs to the two-thirds of adults who do not have a four-year college degree, his experience shows how a worker's skills can be emphasized over traditional hiring filters like college degrees, work history and personal references. And elevating skills over pedigree creates new pathways to employment and tailored training and a gateway to the middle class."
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."
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Syllabus: Humanizing Online Learning - 0 views

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    "Pacansky-Brock"
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The LMS "Manages Learners," But Business Needs More - 1 views

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    ""Begin today by rising up from the limitations of learning. Refocus on the jobs that workers are actually doing, and help them to do the jobs they want to be doing, better. Make digital resources rather than courses your default, and put the content your workers need to do their jobs into your technology systems so that you can influence everyday performance.""
Mathieu Plourde

The Great Skill Recession - 0 views

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    "he rate of unemployment still stands stubbornly close to 8 per cent, while millions of unemployed workers have given up looking for jobs, taking them out of the official statistics of the jobless. Yet, the US Labor Department shows 3 million jobs requiring special skills that remain unfilled. "
Mathieu Plourde

Students, Madison Avenue Enlisted in Messaging Against ISIS | News - Advertising Age - 0 views

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    "The U.S. Military Academy at West Point is among 45 schools worldwide whose students are developing programs to battle extremism, but not with fighter jets or ground troops. It's a war of ideas in which participants use the same social media and other marketing tactics that have been harnessed aggressively as recruitment armaments for the Islamic State."
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We Can't Train Students for the "Real World" - 1 views

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    "I cannot train them for something that doesn't exist, but I can help them build a set of skills and experiences that will make them flexible and self-regulating."
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The MOOC revolution that wasn't - 0 views

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    "they've shifted to what's becoming a more familiar Silicon Valley narrative about the future of employability: a cheap and precarious labor force. That's the unfortunate reality of "Uber for Education.""
Mathieu Plourde

Carts Before Horses: Growth in Online Learning for Students, but Who Will Teach Their I... - 0 views

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    "We contend that the real issue - and the one that largely goes unaddressed - is that the majority of people who teach online are given virtually no assistance in learning how to teach online. Professional development for these instructors is limited to lunch 'n' learns, basic learning platform support, and other technology-related resources, but generally fails to expose instructors to the best techniques for online instruction."
Mathieu Plourde

Personal Knowledge Mastery - 0 views

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    "PKM is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. PKM means taking control of your professional development, and staying connected in the network era, whether you an employee, self-employed, or between jobs."
Mathieu Plourde

MOOCs, Trust, and the Signature Track - #FutureEd - 1 views

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    What I have observed, though, first from initial research and now from seeing it in action in #FutureEd, is that for all the concerns I or others might have about potentially larger consequences of consenting to the level of verification and tracking-for example, making typing-pattern recognition a standard identifier-MOOCs offer something many people would not be able to get if they did not have access to those platforms.
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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."
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The Martin Institute - 0 views

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    "The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence provides world-class professional development for public and private school teachers.  Participants are teachers and administrators who are eager to develop classrooms centered on critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and brain-based research. The Institute provides on-site seminars, workshops and conferences; a teacher residency program; and funding for off-site professional development, especially at the Harvard Graduate School of Education."
Mathieu Plourde

Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course | Fast Co... - 0 views

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    "All visionary entrepreneurs must, at some point, find their own sense of romance in the compromises they make to build a profitable business, and the size of the crowd is where Thrun finds his. He's moved by the idea of many, many students from many, many places learning something because of him--even if it's something as mundane as a Salesforce.com API. I have a hard time believing that he really wants his son to get Salesforce certified rather than Stanford educated, but in this one thing Thrun seems entirely earnest."
Mathieu Plourde

We Must Prepare Ph.D. Students for the Complicated Art of Teaching - Commentary - The C... - 0 views

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    "pedagogy has become a much more complicated process that has evolved from an art that one can acquire by oneself to a subject requiring formal preparation. The need for such training is all the more urgent because of the conditions that many graduate students will encounter in their professional careers. Only one-quarter of the recent Ph.D.'s seeking academic careers are finding jobs in research universities. Most of the others obtain positions in institutions with students who tend to be less motivated and less prepared for college than the undergraduates their teachers knew, and teaching them successfully will be a greater challenge."
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