Pluralsight, best-paying ed jobs, and priorities: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive took a closer look at a new survey of top online and professional education administrators from EAB (formerly Education Advisory Board), which showed tracking career outcomes as a top priority for institutions. Additionally, we also heard from Pluralsight, a tech-learning "Netflix," about an initiative aimed at providing free courses to Army reservists, military vets, and their families.
Meanwhile, Forbes unveiled a list of the 10 best- and worst-paying jobs in education, in which higher education administrator and faculty positions took nine of the 10 "best-paying" spots. And in online education news, Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller told the Wall Street Journal that she doesn't foresee online education replacing traditional face-to-face instruction,
Be sure to check out our look at how humanities deans are coping with shifting value propositions and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Tech learning 'Netflix' Pluralsight offering free courses to reservists, vets, and families: The promotion runs through the end of July, opening the platform’s training library to hundreds of thousands.
- Higher ed faculty positions dominate 'best-paying' education jobs: Forbes used occupational employment and wages data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its analysis of best- and worst-paying ed jobs.
- EAB: Tracking outcomes top of mind in online, professional ed: Annual survey of online and professional ed administrators also offers insights on alternative credentials and hybrid programs.
- Humanities deans cope with shifting value proposition: Colleges facing shrinking enrollment in humanities and social science courses are launching new initiatives to re-engage students.
- Daphne Koller: Online ed won't replace the traditional model: The Coursera co-founder argues online courses are more effective for certain topics, but traditional classroom experiences have their own draw beyond learning.
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