Heads Up – This is a very good “tutorial” (write-up) on preparing good online videos.
Declining numbers of high school graduates (over the next two decades)
A number of institutions struggling to meet enrollment goals: small colleges in particular
SUCCESS issues for older students: often, tough road
Surfers abilities to Discern Online Information Credibility (not so good)
Essay on academic involvement in online education (potential and reality) needs some tweaking
Very short video on AI in Education (I am not a robot – we’ll actually….) may have to endure an ad
6 year high schools — This is brief part of a letter to Donald Trump from the Chairman, President, and CEO of IBM (Ginny Rometty) written after the election:
Creating “New Collar” Jobs
“Getting a job at today’s IBM does not always require a college degree; at some of our centers in the United States, as many as one third of employees have less than a four-year degree. What matters most is relevant skills, sometimes obtained through vocational training. In addition, we are creating and hiring to fill “new collar” jobs – entirely new roles in areas such as cybersecurity, data science, artificial intelligence and cognitive business.
You’ve spoken about the importance of vocational education, and we agree. IBM has championed a new educational model for the United States – six-year public high schools that combine traditional education with the best of community colleges, mentoring, and real-world job experience. The first of these schools opened with IBM’s support 5 years ago in New York; we have hired some of the first graduates. There will soon be 100 such schools across the country. With your support, we could do much more. Let’s work together to scale up this approach of vocational training, creating a national corps of skilled workers trained to take the “new collar” IT jobs that are in demand here in America.”
Letter here: IBM CEO Ginny Rometty