Monthly Archives: November 2017

After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

WorkersThe United States has 30 million jobs that pay an average of $55,000 per year and don’t require a bachelor’s degree, according to the Georgetown center. People with career and technical educations are actually slightly more likely to be employed than their counterparts with academic credentials, the U.S. Department of Education reports, and significantly more likely to be working in their fields of study.

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 | PBS News Hour

Learning Never Ends

Young woman student listening to the music sitting on the heap of books at the old library

E-book or real books? Why not both!

Today’s tip is obvious to most of you: Learning never ends. And reading is one of my favorite ways to learn.

I’m a voracious reader, and while I own a lot of eBooks (perfect for travelling), I find I prefer my non-fiction books to be real, physical books. My collection of books on learning and training design is ever increasing—because, hey, you can never have too much knowledge—or books!

When I go to learning conferences, I love to scan all the books on instructional design, research on learning and brain science, and the latest on design tools. So of course, when I see other instructional designers post their list of books I have to check them out—how many do I already have (a little validation never hurts) and (oooh shiny!), that looks like a good one, maybe I need to order that one too.

So be warned, I will be posting a few book reviews in the coming weeks, but until then, check out this list 40+ Books from an instructional designer, Christy Tucker.

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