Educational Technology

December 21, 2018

How colleges are preparing students for jobs that don’t exist yet

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

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The problem is many of those programs only train people for the jobs that exist today. With the rapid rate of change, the skills they teach could be obsolete within several years.While some universities are embracing the technical skills model, others see an opportunity to stand out as institutions that teach students “soft skills,” such as problem solving or the ability to work in a team, that are useful not only for the jobs of today, but for whatever the future might bring. And in a world where not only universities, but private companies, are getting into the education game, the pressure to keep up is stronger than ever.

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