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Affordable and At-Scale

GTPE's third "Affordable Degrees at Scale" symposium provides an insider's view of the technology, pedagogy, design, and financial aspects of reinventing higher education in an affordable, effective, and worldwide format. From sidebar conversations on how to fine-tune delivery to design and engagement, the symposium brings together national leaders in the field and creates open discussion atmospheres.

View the view story on Inside Higher Ed.

Professional Education Receives Top Honors

Each year, the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) recognizes outstanding performance in professional and continuing education. To celebrate the exceptional activities, people, and programs, UPCEA recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of professional, continuing, and online education through annual membership awards. 

Georgia Tech Receives the Professional Association of Diving Instructors Outstanding Service Award

Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) in partnership with The Campus Recreation Complex (CRC) received the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Outstanding Service Award for 10 years of service and recognition of PADI membership.

“We have been a member of PADI for 10 years and recognized internationally as a PADI University facility. [This award] represents our dedication to quality, safety, and education by the largest scuba agency in the world,” said Jim Consuegra, director of Georgia Tech Scuba.

Betsy DeVos Visits Georgia Tech

Over a couple of hours, President G.P. “Bud” Peterson and others described how Georgia Tech is making college more accessible while also helping more students succeed. 

Officials reviewed Georgia Tech’s three online master’s degrees-at-scale, which allow students to earn degrees exclusively through the "massive online" format and for a fraction of the standard cost.

From MicroMasters to Online Master's Degrees

Online learning provider edX announced plans to launch nine low-cost, large-scale, fully online master’s programs from seven universities. The programs -- which range from high-demand majors such as cybersecurity, data science, and analytics -- will range in price from around $9,000 to $22,000 and offer students a significant discount over equivalent campus-based degree programs.

Workplace Change Spurs Growth of Adult Learning

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people hold an average of 12 jobs in their lifetime. Our workforce changes as industries change and adapt to new technologies. People continually enhance their skills, advance their careers and transition into new roles.

Advancing Manufacturing Leadership

Today's manufacturing leaders are tasked with coaching, leading, and inspiring their teams to achieve organizational goals. While many of these leaders have the technical background required for the role, many feel they need to expand upon their soft skills to become an effective leader in their organization.

Imagining the University of the Future

Dean Nelson Baker of Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) participated in a Georgia Tech-led discussion in Washington D.C. about the need for higher education to adapt to meet the changing demands of students and employers. Provost Rafael L. Bras led a panel, which included leaders from edX, the Association of American Universities, the American Council on Education, and Huron’s higher education Strategy and Operations group.

Peachtree Corners Reinvigorating Aging Technology Park

The City of Peachtree Corners is reviving the Gwinnett County Technology Park, a flourishing center of the tech industry in the 1970's, to create an “innovation hub” for its business community. The planning began in 2012 with one of the first efforts in 2016 being the introduction of Prototype Prime, a hardware and software startup incubator and co-working space. The incubator is responsible for attracting new companies to the area and providing a collaborative community in the city.

Keeping Systems Online

The story was originally featured in UK-based NorthAmOil on September 6, 2018.