Thomas Frey predicted that 50% of colleges would collapse by 2013. Similarly, Clayton Christiansen is quoted as saying that 50% of colleges will not exist in 15 years. Others have made similar claims. Such predictions are based on tracing the impact and likely trajectory of innovations like blended and online learning, open learning, technologies allowing for mass customization and personalization, adapting learning software, and a growing set of alternative pathways to gainful and skilled employment.
Being able to predict future job positions that will be in demand and that will command a reasonable living wage - can mean the difference between having a vibrant career and being consigned to the scrap heap before your time. Continue Reading »
The NeuroLeadership Institute recently wrote an insightful paper about how our brain learns, understands, and ultimately retains and remembers the knowledge and information it acquires. Continue Reading »
RedMonk has released their bi-annual programming language rankings. Very little has changed in the process since Drew Conway and John Myles White’s original analysis late in 2010.
There have been articles about the primacy of software engineers over the past several years. The fact that technical majors are making more money coming out of college than their classmates and the average salary for a developer has risen dramatically over the past few years supports this reality.
Over the past five years the for-profit institution has shed about half of its students, and since September the university has fired 900 employees. Continue Reading »
Many college graduates are unemployed or underemployed, leading some to speculate whether college is worth it, in our post-2008/2009 slow growth recovery. Is some of the planning for college just plain wrong? How does the future look for millions of unprepared, untrained, or misdirected job seekers? Continue Reading »
What do you do with the nearly one in five working-age adults who have some college experience, but no degree? Is one of the biggest challenges in higher education today. Continue Reading »
It used to be that baby boomers paid for college with the money they made from their summer jobs, but then, over the course of the next few decades, public funding for higher education was slashed. Forcing the millennial generation to take on crushing educational debt loads, because these radical cuts forced universities to raise tuition year after year. Continue Reading »
A new report shows that spring college enrollment dropped nearly 2% from last year. Millennials are heading back to work, causing declining revenues in the educational sector. Continue Reading »