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Why Do People Choose to Study

By ACS Distance Education on March 23, 2022 in Careers, Jobs Success & Education | comments

Study courses that will give you the learning you need. Don't just enrol in a course because you assume you must have a certificate or degree to be successful.

That is just a false assumption.

 

Teaching Online

By ACS Distance Education on December 29, 2020 in Education | comments

Is there a skills gap in classroom teachers who are now conducting online training?

Classroom teachers being thrown into online learning have a steep learning curve to deliver effective online content and effective learning. How can they transition to this modality and continue to ensure students are motivated and participating in quality learning? Are traditional educational facilities equipped to deliver online learning?

 

Commoditisation is a process whereby difference is eroded and competition becomes solely price based. This may not be the sole cause of problems in post secondary education; but it has no doubt become a factor in many of the leading and most developed countries in the world.

Education delivers many intangible, complicated and not easily measured benefits. It is dangerous to over emphasise that which can be measured.

We are aware and are addressing the issues, but not all colleges are.

 

Higher Education is Failing

By ACS Distance Education on August 14, 2019 in Careers & Education | comments
Interesting article on what is not working in Higher Education (published in "Inside Higher Education - Steven Mintz, August 201)  Mintz highlighted a failure to innovate and adapt in the higher education sector. eg. failure to make major areas of study marketable, failure to reduce tuition costs, failure to measure learning, etc.
 

Another private college goes bust - this time in England.
On the BBC: Private college goes bust ... lecturers' union blamed the "marketisation of education" 
Problems in education are however far more complex than that... education is failing to adapt on many fronts.

  • Technology
  • Regulation
  • Globalisation & Marketplace Diversification

 We are responding (Just this year) - New micro credential learning system, increasing video production (170 videos in 6 months), increased industry engagement, new free automated/interactive careers advice