Future of Work

25 March 2020

European Commission: Digital Learning Stakeholder Workshop

European Commission Workshop with Stakeholders Experts from all over Europe and from a wide range of domains related to digital education discussed the future of digital education and learning. They met  during the European Commission stakeholder workshop that took place on 3-4 March 2020 in Brussels. During the workshop, the stakeholders explored and identified opportunities how […]

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19 March 2020

To the aspiring learner that had the carpet yanked from beneath their feet

Let’s begin with a breathing exercise Inhale from your belly not the lungs. Exhale for a long time…count to four and continuously exhale the CO2 while counting to four. Pause breathing…don’t inhale, count to 4…now inhale while counting to 4…hold it for a count of 4 and exhale ever so slowly…empty out all of the […]

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White Paper on the value of training

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27 February 2020

New volume: How IBM used badges to connect on-the-job learning to academic credit

In collaboration with IBM, Northeastern University gained recognition as the first academic institution to articulate workplace digital badges for college credit. Now, a new volume, titled Credentials for a new era of work and learning: Lessons and recommendations from industry leaders, highlights the IBM/Northeastern program and shows others how to create similar programs. The volume […]

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25 February 2020

Stack up and Stand Out from the competition

The World Economic Forum predicts that the digital revolution will transform the future of work and the workplace: as many as 133 million new jobs will be created, but 75 million jobs are likely to be eliminated. This “job churn” will eventually impact a quarter of all work and will be concentrated in a set newly […]

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19 February 2020

LinkedIn’s Top 10 emerging jobs around the globe may (not) surprise you

When you look at LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs Report, you may say to yourself, “Maybe we should just drop the IT from information technology jobs.” Jobs, increasingly, have an IT component, and that trend is likely to increase in the age of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA). The LinkedIn Emerging Jobs analysis […]

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25 January 2020

New decade: New you! Use your 2020 goals to envision the future you want

As the calendar flips to a new year, nearly every single one of us makes a conscious effort to think about what we would like to change in the coming year. It may not always be in the form of a new year resolution; it also could be thinking about your word of the year […]

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23 January 2020

The Rise of Assessment Tech in Learning and Development

On an ASU-GSV panel, a professor from a distinguished university told the audience, “I wouldn’t hire any of my students based on a diploma. I would require a pre-hire assessment.” It was a bold, honest statement, mirrored by thought leaders like Ryan Craig who argue “Colleges continue to act as though they’re preparing students for […]

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5 November 2019

Lifelong learning is the key to your future

Using a growth mindset with continuous learning to transition from jobs to super jobs As the nature of human work changes in the emerging technological context, a new workforce is set to emerge, requiring diverse skills. Innovating and succeeding in this continually evolving landscape provides executives with a unique challenge. To drive innovation using new […]

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23 September 2019

Announcing NEW IBM Professional Certificates on Coursera

Josh Bersin states in his article Career Management goes mission critical ; “One of the most disruptive changes in the world of work is the new way we manage our careers. Only a few decades ago people relied on their employers for a career. Today this has radically changed, giving birth to a new set […]

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23 September 2019

Closing the skills gap for the future of work

Throughout economic history, talented humans have been a source of innovation and advancement their skills the impetus for economic growth. Today, however, multiple factors, including continued –and rapid –technological developments and business and operating model innovation, have contributed to market shifts that are redefining industries. Combined with various economic and market disruptions, as well as […]

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16 September 2019

Badges Need Rigor! (Or do they really?)

By David Leaser The debate about Open Badges has shifted from their use as a signal of achievement to a dialog about rigor and the qualifications to earn a badge. In the process, the value of Open Badges may be lost if we prescribe a fixed set of expectations and present assumptions to constrain their […]

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27 August 2019

Artificial Intelligence presents an opportunity not a threat (Part 1)

Introducing the disruptor Technology is seen as the most radical driver of change, from artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to digital mobility and virtual collaboration  – yet other trends could be just as decisive. The lines between our work  and personal lives are shifting. Diversity and demands for equality are also  reshaping the workplace. We […]

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19 July 2019

The demand for cybersecurity professionals is outstripping the supply of skilled workers

By David Leaser A new Burning Glass study should serve as a wakeup call for technical training organizations: The demand for cybersecurity professionals is outstripping the supply of skilled workers. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) shows the number of new cybersecurity programs has increased 33%, but the demand is growing faster as cybersecurity is now […]

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27 June 2019

Developing the Next Generation of Mainframe Talent

When it comes to acquiring new skills, most everyone will agree that mentoring and coaching from subject matter experts is vital to the knowledge transfer process for those who are in the earlier stages of learning something new. It’s also a safe assumption that most everyone has found themselves on both sides of the mentoring […]

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