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Online Education a Growing Alternative to Survive, Thrive in Modern Economy

In a modern economy characterized by rapidly changing technology, many people in the workforce are recognizing the benefits of re-skilling, up-skilling, and now, even “out-skilling,” a newer “-skilling” term that refers to acquiring skills necessary to transition from a layoff to a completely new industry.

As traditional residential-learning programs are becoming more expensive, and as companies are growing less inclined to finance employees’ post-graduate degrees, online learning is becoming increasingly more popular.

Georgia Tech Creates First Online Graduate Certificate in Data Science for the Chemical Industry

ATLANTA - February 17, 2020 - The Georgia Institute of Technology has announced a new online graduate certificate program: Data Science for the Chemical Industry. As a collaboration between Georgia Tech's College of Engineering and Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), this credit-bearing program is the only credential of its kind, preparing chemical engineers with the skills and expertise they need for the future of work.

Thriving in Times of Change

From personal enrichment to career advancement, lifelong learning is the vehicle of individual progress in today’s world. Advances in technology keep things evolving at a speed no generation has seen before. In fact, 87% of workers believe they will soon need additional training to keep up with their changing workplace, according to a Pew Research Study.

The Transformation-Ready Institution

The higher education landscape continues to be immersed in change, with institutions navigating declines in federal and state funding, increased competition, and a shrinking, yet more diverse, student population. As competition in higher education continues to intensify, college and university leaders face a growing sense of urgency to prepare for the future and transform.

Affordable Degrees-at-Scale Symposium

For the fourth time, Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) held its signature event, the Affordable Degrees-at-Scale Symposium, as a way to share Georgia Tech’s expertise in delivering online degrees-at-scale. In 2014, Georgia Tech was the first to introduce the world to the Online Master of Science in Computer Science, which was made available to learners across the globe through it's exclusive online format and came at a fraction of the cost of traditional, residential programs.

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.