Online Learning Update

September 4, 2019

In a Changing Career Landscape, Employers and Workers Need a New Social Contract for Retraining

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

By Sean Gallagher, EdSurge

There’s a growing consensus that today’s economy is increasingly defined by the need for continuous learning. What hasn’t been worked out is who should bear the responsibility for this ongoing re-training—the employee or the employer, or some mix of the two? And what role should higher education play? The reality in the tech sector is that skills have a short shelf-life. Software engineers must re-develop their skills every 12 to 18 months.
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