MissionU, a heavily-hyped one-year alternative to college, has folded after a single year of operations. We consider the lessons and warning signs from this failure in the alt-college movement.
A new generation of educational vendors now combine canned content with personalized, structured assistance for job placement. We feature seven interesting startups in this area.
Cynics proclaim “college is dead” and the public’s contempt for higher ed is growing. We review five key causes behind this unfortunate situation.
Lots of news today for the Not Degree nation, plus interesting concerns related to higher ed in the rust belt states. Also: we sound the alert on yet another futurist who tells us everything must change!
Like Americans, the British suffer from familiar education problems such as massive student debt, institutional budget cuts, and skills gaps between employers’ needs and students’ qualifications. Unlike Americans, the British commonly address these problems through apprenticeships. In honor of the UK’s National Apprenticeship Week, we spoke with England’s “Apprentice Finder,” Adrian Bird, to learn more about the success of these programs.
The UK division of “big four” accounting firm KPMG has announced a new, multi-year apprenticeship program which grants bachelors-level credentials upon completion. Is this the start of a trend?