Industries are changing faster than anybody can handle, including the industries themselves

This article talks about how fast the existing education system is changing because there is a huge gap between the knowledge and skills you can acquire through a traditional university program and the actual demand which is why so called ‘micro-credentials’ are becoming more and more important. Here is the quote that perfectly sums up the entire article: “Industries are changing faster than anybody can handle, including the industries themselves".

Here is another article on the topic: New educational trends | english.best

I would be interested in hearing what you have to say about it, @tim_m, @Sumejja, @Elida and @Andrea

Could micro-credentials compete with traditional degrees? - BBC Worklife?

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I’ve been thinking about this post a lot lately, especially since you posted @Sumejja’s certificates on the other thread. Although I’m a university graduate myself, I always tend to give people (including my own sister) different advice when they ask me about what they should do after high school. I always tell them to do something in computer science because this is definitely the future. If I could do it again, I would absolutely go for something in this area (and also buy a lot of bitcoin when it was under a dollar :grimacing:). I would really like to write a text on this micro-credentials article. Actually, my most recent batch of TOEIC texts I wrote a text based on a similar article: New Yorkers Face a Training Gap for Tech Jobs, but a Study Finds Hope - The New York Times. I think these texts are extremely useful for people trying to figure out what kind of post-high school education they should pursue in 2020.

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I have really enjoyed writing texts on micro-credentials. I think the topic is a great candidate for its own series of texts. Perhaps we could source companies, universities, platforms, etc. that are offering these kinds of non-traditional education opportunities (like Per Scholas in the article I posted here) and create texts that discuss each one in more detail. Readers could benefit a lot from reading them. Perhaps they would even pursue enrolling to study at one of them. What do you think, @Torsten?

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Absolutely. Top off my head here are a few platforms offering micro-credentials:

  • Google Learn Digital
  • elementsofai.com/eu
  • Udemy
  • Udacity
  • Google Adwords Expert
  • Amazon AWS specialist
  • Singularity University
  • All the online courses offered by Berkeley University
  • Codecademy.com

As a matter of fact, there are so many of those course available that it’s hard to keep track.

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Hi @tim_m, this is interesting:

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Hi @Torsten, I am going to start writing a series of 10 TOEIC texts on these different micro-credential opportunities. I’m hoping to have them ready for publication this week. Let’s also plan to catch up over a Whatsapp call when you have some free time. :grinning:

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