Consultant’s gripe: US education is a mess

Consultants Mind

Many of my friends have school-age children and they worry about their kid’s education. US public education is a mess. There is a world-full of hyper-motivated kids out there who have the democratized educational tools to learn, and pull themselves out of ignorance and poverty.

MOOCs continue to grow, disrupt, and democratize education

Consultants Mind

They continue their march to democratize education. If you are not familiar with these free online courses taught by some of the best professors in the … Continue reading → Learning Business Model Education Website Massively Open Online Courses (MOOC) have been around in their current form for about six years.

The Psychology Behind Marketing Online Education

Tom Spencer

No one decides on an online education based on a single advertisement or one aspect of a website. Prospective students want the “pleasure” of a great education and the opportunities it affords, but also wish to avoid the “pain” of failing! This is a guest post from Sarah Smith.

Education is the answer

Seth Godin Blog

Formal education is a foundation, but lifelong, informal education can transform our lives. And informal education scales. Educated people create other educated people. To earn enrollment in having others join you in a journey of education.

How higher-education institutions can transform themselves using advanced analytics

McKinsey

Many college and university leaders remain unsure of how to incorporate analytics into their operations. What really works? Social Sector Insights

Improved Education = More and Better Employees

Martinka Consulting

The post Improved Education = More and Better Employees appeared first on Martinka Consulting. Increasing Value Video Podcasts

The role of education in AI (and vice versa)

McKinsey

Princeton’s head of computer science, Jennifer Rexford, explains how artificial intelligence is set to change not only what teachers teach but how they teach. Artificial Intelligence

Limited, unique & educational

Seth Godin Blog

It snowed last night here, so it must be almost time for the holidays. Some thoughts as you think about holiday gifts for you and the people you care about: There are fewer than 2,000 copies of my huge new collection left. The book weighs 18 pounds , it's 800 pages long and profusely illustrated.

Three more reasons why US education is ready for investment

McKinsey

Shifts in the education landscape are opening doors for investment. Our Insights

The two fears of voluntary education

Seth Godin Blog

Voluntary education is different from compulsory, the kind we grew up with. When you're the victim/beneficiary of compulsory education, it happens to you. You have little choice. Perhaps you choose to open your mind and do the work, but either way, here it is.

Hybrid Jobs Call for Hybrid Education

Harvard Business

The right type of education for nurturing this kind of “systems thinking” capacity needs to be both broad and deep; expertise in a single domain won’t suffice. Education Career planning Digital Article

Strategic Management in 20 Icons

Consultants Mind

Learning Education StrategyThe post Strategic Management in 20 Icons appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

Shaking up the leadership model in higher education

McKinsey

Economic pressures, digital disruption, and rising job complexity are prompting universities to seek more “outsider” leaders for their top jobs. Our Insights

Compulsory Education is an oxymoron (back-to-school rant)

Seth Godin Blog

Effective education is rarely done TO people. in which I outline how the altMBA and The Marketing Seminar are pioneering changes in adult education. It's done with them. I had my first professional teaching gig forty years ago this summer.

Educating the Next Analytics "Bilinguals"

Strategy+Business

A leading business-university partnership is setting standards for graduates fluent in data science and analytics

The Future of MBA Education

Harvard Business

Scott DeRue, the dean of University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, says the old model of business school education is gone. DeRue discusses how the perceived value of an MBA education is changing in the digital era, and how MBA programs are innovating in response to individual and company demands. It’s no longer good enough to sequester yourself on campus for two years before heading out into the world of commerce.

StrengthsFinder Education: Begin to Understand your Strengths

Leadership Vision Consulting

The question was; What do you Teach in your Introductory Education day (Strengths 201)? We begin every engagement with a StrengthsFinder education day we call StrengthsFinder 201. This begins from day one with StrengthsFinder education. Our Strategies Education Theme Print

10 Most Popular Personalized Learning Blog Posts of 2017 from Education Elements

MBO Partners

We are continually inspired and encouraged by the leadership and innovation we see from administrators and educators everywhere, and make an ongoing effort to honor and reflect this on the B.Y.O.T. Personalized Learning Blended Learning Education Elements CBEWhen we started the Bring Your Own Thoughts blog our goal was simple: write good stuff to help good people do good things for kids. And so far, it's been working.

Davos: Get the skills to be able to change your skills

Consultants Mind

Learning Bain EducationThe post Davos: Get the skills to be able to change your skills appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

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The Importance of Continuing Education for Digital Leaders

Strategy+Business

Keeping up with technology is every executive's job, but it doesn't need to be daunting. Here are three strategies for staying relevant in the digital age

In Support of Free Online Education

MishTalk

I have written on numerous occasions that the cost of education in the US is ridiculously high. One solution is affordable online education. Email from Khan Hi Mish As you may know, Khan Academy is a small nonprofit with a big mission: a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. If Everyone Pitched In Yesterday, I received an email from Sal Khan, founder of the Khan Academy. His motto is " You can learn anything. For Free. For Everyone. Forever.

A Tax Plan that Hurts Education Will Hurt U.S. Competitiveness

Harvard Business

congress would put more families in that position, and as a result, make it harder for employers to find educated employees. But by eliminating tax credits for higher education, the plan is more likely to hurt America’s economy. Tucked inside the Senate and House versions of the bill are provisions that would make it substantially harder for low- or middle-class American students to receive post-secondary education. Education matters to our future.

Enabling seamless lifelong learning journeys—the next frontier of digital education

McKinsey

In emerging markets, the digital transformation of education is gaining traction, and all stakeholders can benefit if they seize new opportunities for collaboration. Our Insights

How to improve student educational outcomes: New insights from data analytics

McKinsey

By applying advanced analytics and machine learning, we have identified factors that play a critical role in student achievement. Our Insights

Medical affairs: Key imperatives for engaging and educating physicians in a digital world

McKinsey

Five strategic efforts can help medical affairs teams master customer engagement in the digital age. Insights on Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products

How Pearson Is Reinventing Global Education

Strategy+Business

Pearson is using a small group of people to make education as efficient and accessible as possible

Companies Can Address Talent Shortages by Partnering with Educators

Harvard Business

one widely acknowledged indicator of a crisis in the making appeared in 1983, with the release of “ A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform.” One approach that has proven to be successful in recent years consists of targeted partnerships between business and education. In addition to programs like LATI’s, there are many other types of business/education initiatives, which focus on everything from agriculture to cybersecurity.

The Importance of an Education on “the 34”: Bringing to Life the 34 Themes of Strength

Leadership Vision Consulting

Too often, we run into people who want to short-circuit the process, but over and over again, we’re finding it important to begin with a baseline of education. The post The Importance of an Education on “the 34”: Bringing to Life the 34 Themes of Strength appeared first on Leadership Vision.

Education Moment: The Man with 26 Million Students

MishTalk

Sims was invited to the World Economic Forum in Davos to talk about online education. Its crazy that two kids could start something in a one-bedroom apartment in California, and educate more people in a weekend than a formal institution could in years," he says. Education is having a moment". Education Moment As I have said on many occasions, the future of education is online and inexpensive.

Ominous Looking Picture in Healthcare and Education Jobs

MishTalk

Month in, month out, recession or not, there has been a strong uptick in the number of healthcare and education jobs. Education and Health Services Employment 1990-Present It''s hard to tell much from that picture other than things look very rosy.

Developing the Global Leader - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business

HBS Executive Education brings you these articles about business management courtesy of Harvard Business School Working Knowledge. ” Read more from Harvard Business School Executive Education: How to Spot a Liar.

US Middle-Aged Whites With No College Education Dying at Shocking Rate

MishTalk

The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than a college education increased markedly between 1999 and 2013, most likely because of problems with legal and illegal drugs, alcohol and suicide, the researchers concluded.

Future of Education is At Hand: Online, Accredited, Affordable, Useful

MishTalk

I have long been in the camp that the price of education is so expensive as to make college a poor choice for many who attend, and a downright bad choice for those who go heavily in debt for degrees in little demand. The entire education system is and has been for some time unsustainable. The cost of education keeps rising along with. I suggest the problem with the education system is largely that of government throwing more money at the problem.

Reader asks “Is the Khan Academy’s Free Education Policy Socialistic?” Is Mish a Socialist?

MishTalk

Reader Drew wants to know if the Khan Academy’s free education policy is socialistic. Although unasked, the same question seems … Continue reading → Economics

Are we less willing to listen to experts who disagree with our world view?

Consultants Mind

Consultant bias Education expertiseYes, I think so, and that’s a bad sign. I saw this book at the library and was intrigued by the cryptic title: Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters (affiliate link), by Tom Nichols. I flipped through the book and immediately landed on this high-powered statement: “The issue… Read More » The post Are we less willing to listen to experts who disagree with our world view?

The Importance of an Education on the 34 Themes of Strength: Bringing to Life the Themes of Strength

Leadership Vision Consulting

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What to Do When You Have a Dysfunctional Team Member - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM KELLOGG EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business

Read more from Kellogg Executive Education: How “Brainwriting” Can Get Better Ideas Out of Your Team. With Kellogg’s Executive Education Program. Be a team player: let Kellogg Executive Education teach you to be a better team member and leader. By Leigh Thompson, J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Department of Education Wonders “Why 40% of Student Borrowers Don’t Make Payments”; Blame Bush (Seriously)!

MishTalk

Over 40 percent of those in student loan programs have stopped making payments. Many borrowers have never made any payments. … Continue reading → Economics

Looking for a Good Education at a Low Price, Perhaps Free? Head to Europe

MishTalk

Tuition rates were always low in Germany, but now the German government fully funds the education of its citizens -- and even of foreigners. In other words: Finland will finance your education, but not your afternoon coffee break. The Norwegian higher education system is similar to the one in the United States: Class sizes are small and professors are easily approachable. Online education ensures that outcome.

Money as Communication: A Purposely "Non-Educational" Fallacious Video by the Atlanta Fed

MishTalk

Attendees and their significant others can expect an educational, fun, and relaxed time. The " macroblog " by the Atlanta Fed is promoting the concept of Money as Communication. Let''s take a look.