The Student, Co-Authored by Beeta Ansari
The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 didn’t even exist in 2004. We are currently preparing students for jobs — that don’t yet exist — using technologies that haven’t been invented in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet (Source).
Traditional higher education is at a crossroads; no longer the tried and trusted form of education to achieve the coveted job. Simultaneously, the average student debt upon graduation student has risen to $25,250 while the unemployment rate for college graduates between the ages of 20 to 24-year-olds reached 13.2% in April 2012 (Source: the U.S. Bureau of Labor).
It’s clear the bricks and mortar education model is having trouble keeping up with the cutting edge thinking of the future. For the good economy, there are no established best practices for learning and knowledge is dispersed around the world among the top practitioners of niche focus areas. We are all still learning how to be good.
More and more, students’ haven taken an active role in the course of their education; sculpting their curriculum to fit with their own unique career objectives. As children of the information age, students have access to world class resources at the click of a mouse.
To help navigate this educational space in the good economy, we’ve assembled a working list of resources to help you succeed. Please pay it forward and comment with your input so that we can effectively grow the good economy together.
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