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.

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.

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 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

Essentials For Becoming An Educational Consultant

Consulting Junkie

Becoming an educational consultant is something that a lot of people are looking to do these days. Latest Articles educational consultantIn this role you will offer guidance to students, parents, teacher and schools.

Three more reasons why US education is ready for investment

McKinsey

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

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

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.

Educating the Next Analytics "Bilinguals"

Strategy+Business

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

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.

Improved Education Through Technology – A Rotary Project

Martinka Consulting

The post Improved Education Through Technology – A Rotary Project appeared first on Martinka Consulting. Uncategorized Video Podcasts

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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

Strategic Management in 20 Icons

Consultants Mind

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

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.

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.

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

Leadership Vision Consulting

The post The Importance of an Education on the 34 Themes of Strength: Bringing to Life the Themes of Strength appeared first on Leadership Vision.

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.

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

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.

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

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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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

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

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.

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

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.

The Essential To-Do List for New Leaders - 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. Don’t just lead your people— empower them for performance with Kellogg Executive Education. By Karen Cates, Adjunct Professor at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

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.

Leading Innovation Is the Art of Creating “Collective Genius” - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business

Executive education students at Harvard Business School. 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.

How to Brand a Next-Generation Product - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business

Executive education students at Harvard Business School. 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.

3 Steps to Using Twitter to Educate and Provide Value to Your Clients

Consulting Business

One of the best ways to do this is by educating them. Years … CONTINUE READING » 3 Steps to Using Twitter to Educate and Provide Value to Your Clients is a post from: Business Consulting Buzz. I’m a big believer in giving constant value to my clients.

The Outside-In Approach to Customer Service - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business

Executive education students at Harvard Business School. 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.

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.