Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Which Degree Helps You Get Ahead in eLearning?

The eLearning Guild's latest research report title Degrees for eLearning Professionals answers this question...and many more.

Here is a brief snippet from the executive summary:
"When asking managers what degree level they preferred, most preferred Bachelor’s degrees and some felt that Master’s degrees were very important. They all agreed that someone with the right mix of credentials and skills would be the perfect candidate. Many agreed that a Master’s would be extremely helpful to get the right kind of foundational skills. In fact, one of the most compelling arguments for Master’s degrees I heard from various people was the need for a core of foundational knowledge to inform decisions and actions. And many people, including Karl Kapp, Brent Wilson, J. Michael Spector, Alison A. Carr-Chellman, Keith Hopper, and Allison Rossett, all faculty in educational technology-related Master’s programs, explained the difficulties of getting an adequate foundation without a Master’s. Not everyone agrees that you need a degree, of course. Tom Kuhlmann, community leader at Articulate and writer of the well-known Rapid E-Learning Blog provided various ways to get degree-related knowledge without getting a degree."
You can meet the report author, Patti Shank, Ph.D. CPT, at next weeks Learning Solutions Conference & Expo.

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