C-Level View
Strategic Discussions on Technology 1/14/2019

Executive View

  • Learning Engineering: Making Education More "Professional"

    Learning engineering has taken many forms since the term was coined by Herbert Simon back in the 1960s. Ellen Wagner, who chairs IEEE's ICICLE SIG on Learning Engineering Among the Professions offers some perspective — from Simon's original insight to LE's application and potential today.


Worth Noting

  • Partnership Working to Connect Degrees and Certifications

    Workcred, a nonprofit organization focused on credentialing in the workforce, is partnering with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association to help create opportunities for undergraduate students to earn certifications as part of their degree program.

  • Researchers Say It's Time to Build an IoT Engineering Discipline

    Three researchers argue in a recent article in the IEEE magazine that it's time to create an engineering discipline in more colleges and universities as well as vocational schools focused on the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems.

  • More Diversity Needed in Engineering Degrees

    A new report finds more work is needed to ensure diversity in engineering bachelor's degrees to meet fast-growing demands in the labor market.

  • OER Awareness Among Faculty Gaining Ground

    The use of open educational resources could be at a turning point: It's beginning to shake off its fringe reputation and gain greater recognition among faculty and department heads. A recent Babson Survey Research Group study found "steady growth in awareness" among these individuals and predicted that adoption growth could accelerate.

  • 3 Higher Ed Predictions for 2019

    Predictions abound at the beginning of a new year, and Encoura's Eduventures chief research officer, Richard Garrett, has weighed in with three of his own for 2019.

  • Learning Machine Update Brings Together Blockcerts and Open Badges

    The Learning Machine Issuing System can now be used for both Blockcerts and IMS-compliant Open Badges. The means education providers can "consolidate issuing both micro-credentials and blockchain-secured official records from the same system," according to a news announcement.

  • McGraw-Hill ALEKS to Add AI-Based Nudge Alerts

    Later this year McGraw-Hill Education will be introducing a new artificial intelligence feature to Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS), a McGraw-Hill learning product that uses adaptive questioning.

  • FlatWorld Intros Customizable Subscription Service

    Learning materials publisher FlatWorld is now offering Flatworld Institutional, a textbook subscription service that allows universities and departments to tailor the textbook selection to students' specific needs.


Professional Resources