2U, Guild Education Partner to Expand Online Education for Adult Workers

Employee training programs are usually among the first on the chopping block as companies tighten their belts during a typical economic downturn. But the current crisis is anything but, and an increasingly remote workforce will only accelerate the need for new skills and habits to keep companies running. That’s the consensus among the leading consultant … Read more

From K-12 To Corporate

How To Leave Teaching For Corporate Adult Learning Teaching in a U.S. K-12 school can be one of the most rewarding careers ever. It can also be one of the most exhausting and underpaid professions [1]. While having the opportunity to shape the society of the future may sound remarkable, taking care of someone else’s … Read more

How Mark Twain and Shakespeare Can Inspire Innovation in Online Education

The University of Maryland Global Campus has a decades-long history of educating working adults and members of the military, first by sending instructors to teach soldiers overseas and now through online programs and open educational resources. The public institution recently welcomed a new president, Gregory Fowler, who brings to the role experience as a scholar … Read more

How This Company Is Helping to Solve Some of Higher Ed’s Thorniest Challenges

“We think college should be affordable and low risk. Everybody should get to go. That’s the DNA of StraighterLine,” says Chief Learning Officer Dr. Amy Smith. We think college should be affordable and low risk. Everybody should get to go. – Dr. Amy Smith, Chief Learning Officer, StraighterLine There are 36 million Americans who have … Read more

Predictions for 2021: An Acceleration of 2020?

Lest 2020 be forgot and never brought to mind—a hope more than a few of us hold—existing trends that accelerated during the pandemic will continue in 2021. That’s what lies ahead, at least in the realms of education and employment, according to three college presidents and executives at large companies. Their predictions revolve around the … Read more