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SynED recognizes that traditional education is challenged by multiple forces: an accelerating pace of change, rapidly evolving educational technologies, and a web of cultural/sociological evolution that confront existing models of education and the workplace. Formal education has evolved into a complex multi-faceted, life-long activity no longer delivered in a monolithic block during one’s first twenty years.

Awareness of current and future trends arms educators, employers and citizens with key knowledge to make relevant decisions and create effective organizations to support those evolving needs. At the heart of synED’s charter and passion is the investigation and discussions of our evolving world with those who are acutely impacted by it. Our Research and ReportOUT division is dedicated to monitoring, investigating and stimulating conversation and action around these universal issues. By anticipating these dynamics, synED seeks to spur transformations in institutional education and independent learning.

Bridging the IT Talent Gap: Find Scarce Experts

Originally Posted On: informationweek.com When hiring gets tough, IT leaders get strategic. Here's how successful organizations seize the experts their competitors' only wish they could land. The technology industry's unemployment rate…

21 new tech jobs that will define the next decade of IT work

Originally Posted On: techrepublic.com Three jobs completely new to the IT industry will be data trash engineer, virtual identity defender, and voice UX designer, according to Cognizant. With technology flooding the enterprise, many people…

Tell Your Complete Educational Story to Potential Employers

Originally Posted On: news.fiu.edu Some skills are considered too “small” or specific to become a degree program and aren’t often listed on a student’s academic transcript. Yet, it’s a collection of these very skills that employers…

Millions of Californians Who Started College Could Use Help to Finish It

Originally Posted On: edsource.org No degree means diminished opportunities, study finds Millions of Californians who began their college education but never finished deserve special support and policy changes to help get them across the…

The Crisis in Higher Education

Originally Posted On: technologyreview.com Online versions of college courses are attracting hundreds of thousands of students, millions of dollars in funding, and accolades from university administrators. Is this a fad, or is higher education…

Amazon's HR Gaffe Demonstrates Important Points

Originally Posted On: informationweek.com Amazon recently proved it isn't infallible when it shut down a human resources system that was systematically biased against women. However, there's more to the story that today's enterprise leaders…

The Hot New Gen-Z Trend Is Skipping College

Originally Posted On: vice.com High schoolers are weighing the benefits of blue-collar trades at a time when well-paying jobs—and no debt—are hard to pass up. This story appears in VICE Magazine's Power and Privilege Issue. Click HEREto…

Why We Should Stop Conflating Human and Machine Intelligence

Originally Posted On: singularityhub.com It’s common to hear phrases like ‘machine learning’ and ‘artificial intelligence’ and believe that somehow, someone has managed to replicate a human mind inside a computer. This, of course,…

Don’t Dismiss the Value of Free-College Programs. They Do Help Low-Income Students

Originally Posted On: chronicle.com Written By: Sara Goldrick-Rab and Michelle Miller-Adams Separate reports released this week by respected Washington-based think tanks miss the mark on the free-college question. The Education Trust’s…

IT Technician Pathway Leads to High-Paying Jobs in California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steve Wright Information Communication Technologies-Digital Media Sector Navigator California Community Colleges [email protected] ROCKLIN, Calif. — There’s never been a better time to enter the IT…

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