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We all know that, sometimes, technology isn’t smart enough to help teachers in the way we expect. However, this real story shows how teachers unintentionally set kids up for failure by making assumptions about the prior knowledge and experience they bring into the classroom if they just use technology to assess student’s strengths and weaknesses.
Some top companies are broadening their hiring criteria by dropping degree requirements. At Penguin Random House U.S., it’s long been policy not to require degrees and consulting firm EY dropped the requirement for its U.K. hires in 2015. Concerns about not being able to find enough workers led IBM to look at new sources of talent–without bachelor’s degrees.
Companies need to do more than just complain about the labor shortage. Ultimately, they are going to need to try new things. Maintaining the status quo has hidden costs, including turnover, higher salaries for unnecessary credentials, and difficulty filling key roles.
Computer Science is a more popular field than ever with the rise of startups’ popularity and sitcoms such as Silicon Valley. However, what isn’t growing is the number of teaching staff to train the new wave of tech talent. Even at prestigious schools like Standford, one 1 in 5 positions is filled thanks to lucrative salaries and perks in the private sector. Some institutions like CMU are “bending with the wind”, offering extended leaves for staff to work in the private sector, hiring ahead, and facilitating an environment where staff can pursue innovative research.
“Investments in networking upgrades and other connected campus solutions don’t just make colleges and universities more attractive to prospective students. They also help faculty and staff improve learning outcomes, drive revenue, cuts costs and prepare their campuses for future technologies.
Here are some of the top drivers and benefits of connected campus initiatives:
Students’ Demand for Bandwidth Continues to Grow
Connected Campuses Are More Cost-Effective
Tech-Enhanced Learning Improves Student Outcomes
Colleges Are Preparing for the Internet of Things”
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Laura Truncellito- Laura is the founder and CEO of Language Scholars, LLC, a company which seeks to utilize cutting edge technology to enhance global learning and communication. email@example.com
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