OPINION: The new lifelong learner — an education to match America’s economic needs

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And lifelong learning is the education that never ends: An ever-evolving mastery and proof of abilities. The good news about lifelong learning for employers is that it means more workers will tailor their skills directly to their job functions. That’s why employers and prospective employees will need to get more comfortable with alternative credentialing like specialized certifications, micro degrees and digital badges. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

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” From the press release : “ Concentric Sky Announces BadgeRank – a New Search Engine for Digital Badges.” ” From the Coursera blog : “ Coursera for Business Is Now Available to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses.” ” Honestly, people, there is a thing called 'BitSchool' now, doing 'personalized learning solution' through a blockchain 'paid for use system' - how much b t can we take??!!

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That seems to be Coursera ’s business model. “ Digital Badges Are Gaining Traction,” according to MIndwire Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. Related, via Doug Belshaw : “Some thoughts on the future of the Open Badges backpack.” Google has launched a curriculum called “ Be Internet Awesome ” to encourage digital safety and citizenship. The “personalized learning” company has raised $6.8

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” The company – funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Pearson, Learn Capital, and others – says it will remain open. Via the Coursera blog : “Coming soon to all courses: Flexible session-based schedules.” ” Via Education Week : “Personalized learning pioneer Summit Public Schools is expanding its network to include 100 new schools, CEO Dianne Tavenner announced via a Facebook post today.” Education Politics.

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Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” She promises that every kid will learn to code (of course) by having the private sector train CS teachers. From the edX blog : “How to be a Better Learner: Determine Your Learning Style.” ” That’s the headline describing a conversation between Recode and Coursera ’s Daphne Koller. ” Try learning styles, maybe. Education Politics.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm). Badges.