Technology and Learning Environments in Higher Education
At the end of their graduating year, students often ask me if I can leave them with any words of advice. And every year my response has been the same: Set your sights on obtaining 5 degrees, take as much technology training as your university and workplace will offer, and stay flexible and relevant in your career. My advice usually provokes a stimulating question about what is required today and what will be required in the future to remain relevant, productive, and employed participants in a vastly changing world. While continuous learning would be my first recommendation to all individuals, today’s employers tend to place more value on the number and level of degrees that individuals secure. Second, careers are complex and often require a number of interdisciplinary areas of studies that for many may mean intersecting a variety of degrees in the sciences, business, psychology, law, and other specialized areas. Third, no one can take your degrees away from you; these go with you anywhere.
In today’s environment, a student can expect to have more than 5 jobs, and many jobs are yet to be defined. Being prepared to participate in or create the next genre of employment is a critical part of what each of us faces on our paths to learning and employment. Education is a key factor in helping you define ← 1 | 2 → who you are, your strengths, likes and dislikes.
Technology is here to stay—it leaves a lasting...
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