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Paper Published on Scalable Advanced Learning Ecosystems

Fifty-five educators from around the country convened on the Georgia Tech campus in November 2018 to discuss the concept of Scalable Advanced Learning Ecosystems (SALEs) or systems of learning that are both highly personalized and scalable online.

A new paper, Toward a Road Map for Scalable Advanced Learning Ecosystems (SALES), was recently published by the International Journal on Innovations in Online Education (IJIOE), which focuses on the five themes that emerged during this summit. The authors include Rob Kadel, Yakut Gazi, Steve Harmon, Ashok Goel, and Troy Courville.

Changing Times, Changing Knowledge and Roles for Lifetime Learning

We live in constantly changing times. As our world evolves, so must the way we learn and work. The drivers of change are not specific to an industry or profession but to our society as a whole. It starts from early education, and kids are growing up with skills we, as adults, learned not much more than a decade ago. Today's children, form kindergarten all the way through high school, are digital natives who instinctively know how to use technology in their daily lives.

Towards An Ecosystem of Platforms: The Critical Importance of Interoperability

In this article, Yakut Gazi, associate dean of learning systems at GTPE, and Matt Lisle, director of digital learning technologies at Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U), discuss the need for platform convergence to create the most effective learning environments for degrees-at-scale. It was originally posted in The Evolllution

Teaching at Tech

There’s more to an online course than meets the eye. Engaging adult learners across the globe takes more than simply recording lectures and making them available online. At Georgia Tech, a world of creativity and expertise lies behind every course in its renowned online master’s degrees-at-scale, which are currently offered in computer science, analytics, and cybersecurity.

Your Gateway to Georgia Tech

New data by the Babson Survey Research Group shows accelerating growth in U.S. distance education for the 14th year in a row, even as overall traditional college enrollments remain stagnant or decrease. Online enrollments continue to be driven by those seeking flexible, high-quality education opportunities to support lifelong success.

Higher Education's Lesson from the EU

Just a couple months ago, one of the most profound regulations in two decades transformed how international businesses process customer data gathered from the Internet — and also underscored the need for universities to rethink how they are educating the cyber workforce. 

Not Your Grandfather's Graduate Degree

Samantha Campo was an elementary school teacher in New Jersey with no formal education in computer science.

Dan Hawks was an Atlanta media consultant who wanted to understand more about the analytics he was using in his job.

Jasmine McCray was a software developer in South Carolina who needed an affordable path to the next step in her career.

GDPR and the Blockchain

In this article, Stephen Harmon, associate dean of research at GTPE and director of educational innovation at the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U), discusses the potential of Blockchain technology to transform higher education and the challenge GDPR policy presents for this transformation. It was originally posted in The Evolllution on August 2, 2018.

A Roadmap for the Future of Higher Education

Space exploration. Virtual reality. Artificial intelligence. Sustainability. Quantum computing. These are the fields today’s Georgia Institute of Technology students see themselves working in over the next twenty years. Unlike established branches of learning such as computer science, engineering, or business, these disciplines barely exist today. Yet, they could emerge as drivers of the world’s economy by 2040. 

From Dishwasher to Software Engineer

If only I could have a computer. These are the words that changed Esterling Accime’s life forever. This wish – and an insatiable hunger to learn – saved him from a life of extreme poverty in Haiti. Today, he holds his dream job as a software engineer for AT&T in the U.S.