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Even though the number of young people with a postsecondary credential or college degree is on the rise, the same cannot be said for youth employment, as many struggle to secure a job.
A new study from Penn’s Graduate School of Education finds that massive open online courses (MOOCs) have surprisingly few active users, with many disengaging after just a week or two of enrollment. Rare is the student who actually makes it to the course’s end. These findings are drawn from the movement of a million students enrolled at Coursera, one of the largest MOOCs in the business.
The detailed findings:
In an increasingly flat world, the competition for markets, business, and human capital has never been greater. Although we have made enormous strides in technology and business, there is one area where we have remained stagnant over the years: education. Our competitors overseas, however, committed themselves to making education a priority—and it is paying off.
As the U.S. economy experiences a slow recovery, the situation remains bleak for one demographic in particular: young Americans.
Summer is quickly approaching and that means graduation and intern season all across the United States. In June, millions of current students and recent graduates will commence their intern roles in government, not-for-profit organization, corporations, and many other entities.
Neil Armstrong was a regular guy. That was the impression left after the quaint, poignant and very personal tribute to Armstrong at the celebration service held at Washington’s National Cathedral.