Category Archives: Employment

Future Employment & Robotics

Several Oxford University academics analyzed a number of worker trait factors that assessed the susceptibility of occupations to be automated by robots. They based their calculations “on nine key skills required to perform it; social perceptiveness, negotiation, persuasion, assisting and … Continue reading

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Certifying MOOC Learning

Today’s issue of Inside Higher Ed has an interesting article titled, The Online Pecking Order – ‘Conventional’ online universities consider strategic response to MOOCs. The article addresses the topic of certifying MOOC learning to earn competency credits. The article also provides a framework about how … Continue reading

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Online Classes Cut Costs, But Do They Dilute Brands?

This is an NPR story looking at whether online learning provides the depth and breadth of education a student needs to provide them with the skills and knowledge to be employed in her/his chosen field based upon a sound education. … Continue reading

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What is a College Degree Worth?

Below are two (2) articles that address the value of college majors, earnings, and employment. The reports reflect which majors have long term earning and employment opportunities and which majors are not a growth area for employment and earnings. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/30/us-personalfinance-grad-qa-idUSBRE83T0WK20120430 http://www9.georgetown.edu/grad/gppi/hpi/cew/pdfs/Unemployment.Final.update1.pdf

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College Majors with the Best & Worse Employment Prospects

Once a student completes their college education they expect to be employable and employed. The Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce has been studying student employment after graduation. The Wall Street Journal has also created an interactive web site … Continue reading

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