Why and How of Online, Job Relevant Degrees

Brooke Elliott (Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois), Vistasp Karbhari (University of Texas at Arlington), Adam Fein (University of North Texas), Jeff Maggioncalda (Coursera), Marni Baker Stein (WESTERN GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY), and Ryan Craig (Achieve Partners) discuss Why and How of Online, Job Relevant Degrees at the 2021 ASU+GSV Summit.Join Ryan Craig, Managing Director at Achieve and University Partners, as he speaks with this panel about the great shift in education to “last-mile training” with bootcamps, income share programs, staffing, and apprenticeship models offering the best training for first digital jobs. Craig’s book A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College was named in The Wall Street Journal as one of the Books of the Year for 2018. What are the ways such an approach changes students’ approach to gaining credentials? How are companies partnering with universities to create innovative models in student job preparation? Hear from experts from EdTech and higher education as they discuss this trend and how new programs are reshaping job education as we know it.

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