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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, Finding the Right Wavelength: Scalable Advanced Learning Ecosystems, 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.

Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Education?

Dr. Yakut Gazi, GTPE's associate dean of learning systems, took part in a panel discussion at the 2019 IMS Global Learning Consortium, which was held in San Diego, California, in May. The topic was artificial intelligence and its role in the future of education. Dr. Gazi discussed artificial intelligence and its potential for enhancing Georgia Tech's groundbreaking affordable degrees-at-scale in computer science, analytics, and cybersecurity.

Dimitri Mavris Named Director of Georgia Tech PMASE Program

Dimitri Mavris, Ph.D., Regents’ Professor in Aerospace Engineering and director of the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL), has been named the Director of the Professional Master’s in Applied Systems Engineering (PMASE) program at Georgia Tech, effective July 1, 2019.

Georgia Tech-Savannah Introduces New Project Management Certificate

Registration is now open for the new Project Management Certificate at Georgia Tech-Savannah. The certificate is designed for professionals who oversee projects or want to sharpen their project management skills.

“We are thrilled to offer these new courses to the Coastal Georgia region,” said Diane Lee, Executive Director of Georgia Tech-Savannah. “The courses will equip professionals, in a variety of fields, who oversee projects or want to sharpen their project management skills.”

The Role of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education Units in Shaping the Future of Higher Education

We live in constantly changing times. Higher education needs to change at the same pace, so it can meet the needs of learners and workforces of tomorrow.

Dean Nelson Baker on the Role of Universities in Lifelong Learning

In an interview with University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Nelson C. Baker, dean of Georgia Tech Professional Education, shares his vision for universities' role in lifelong learning.

Georgia Tech’s Dean of Professional Education Nelson Baker to Serve as UPCEA President

Dr. Nelson C. Baker, dean of Georgia Tech Professional Education and professor of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was named president of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association for 2019-20. The announcement was made at the association’s annual conference this March.

Dr. Baker has been a member of UPCEA since 2004. As the incoming president, he looks forward to advancing the association’s mission to serve adult learners and support member institutions as they navigate change in higher education.

Patrice Miles Wins Leadership Award

Patrice Miles, assistant dean of business operations at Georgia Tech Professional Education, the lifetime learning arm of the Georgia Institute of Technology, received the prestigious Walton S. Bittner Service Citation from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), the leading organization in professional, continuing, and online education.

GTPE Takes Center Stage at Leading Professional Ed Conference

Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) played a prominent role at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Annual Conference this March. Washington, D.C. based, UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education and has served most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America for more than 100 years.

The Growth in America's Workforce

A surprisingly strong burst of job growth over the past year has led many economists to wonder: Where are all the workers coming from?

The pace of hiring in 2018 was the most robust in three years, and for a surprising reason: Many more people have decided to look for work than experts had expected. The influx of those job seekers, if sustained, could help extend an economic expansion that is already the second-longest on record.