Posts Tagged ‘Societal Systems’

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Online Harassment 2017 Roughly four-in-ten Americans have personally experienced online harassment, and 62% consider it a major problem. Many want technology firms to do more, but they are divided on how to balance free speech and safety issues online. Pew Research Center

Will robots make job training (and workers) obsolete? Workforce development in an automating labor market

great deal of anxiety now exists in the U.S. over the future of jobs in an era of automation. Indeed, there are widespread fears that robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will increasingly perform the tasks currently performed by most Americans, rendering human workers increasingly obsolete over time. Brookings Institute

These are the top 10 workforce skills students will need by 2020

Today’s workforce, as nearly everyone knows, is increasingly global. And with that global nature comes fierce competition–students will need an arsenal of workforce skills in order to stand out from their peers. eCampus News

Invasion of workplace automation: What happens when a robot has an eye on your job

USC experts in manufacturing, technology, labor, education and business discuss the continued growing pains for work and society in the age of automation University of Southern California

The McGraw-Hill Education 2017 Future Workforce survey

The McGraw-Hill Education 2017 Future Workforce survey captures more than 5,000 college students’ hopes, worries, and opinions about their preparedness for future careers. McGraw-Hill Education 

Download Report: The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training

The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training As robots, automation and artificial intelligence perform more tasks and there is massive disruption of jobs, experts say a wider array of education and skills-building programs will be created to meet new demands. There are two uncertainties: Will well-prepared workers be able to keep up in the race […]

Purdue’s Bold Move

Purdue University’s acquisition of Kaplan University is an unexpected tectonic shift in American higher education, revealing both the changing roles of public universities and the dwindling fortunes of for-profit colleges. Inside Higher Ed

Download Report: Limited Means, Limited Options College Remains Unaffordable for Many Americans

Limited Means, Limited Options College Remains Unaffordable for Many Americans This paper offers five recommendations to address issues of affordability that negatively affect college access and completion: Federal policymakers should protect and strengthen the Pell Grant. States should strengthen direct investment in public colleges and need-based aid programs. Colleges should manage institutional costs to concentrate […]

‘Fundamental culture change’ needed to address skills shortage

The Open University (OU) and The Association of Colleges (AoC) have come together to call for a national skills strategy, with long term investment and reform in adult education to address the skills crisis. The Open University

USDLA’s Dr. Flores Invites Comments on Draft Proposal of Collaborative for Quality in Alternative Learning

Last week Dr. John G. Flores, CEO and Executive Director of Distance Learning Association  (USDLA) attended the  President’s Forum for Collaborative for Quality in Alternative Learning (CQAL).  The meeting focused on the development and  creation of an entity that will be responsible for certifying alternative educational course credentials. In addition , Dr. Flores attended the E-Learning caucus meeting at […]