eLearning as a Competitive Advantage

The start of a new year and a new decade brings a flurry of planning, great intentions and a view towards the future for both individuals and organizations alike. Despite training and learning programs being almost commonplace in the corporate environment, L&D leaders and other decision makers remain challenged as to how to best develop and leverage one of their greatest assets - their people.

In 2020 and beyond, employability for the full spectrum of employees is becoming both a strategic imperative and a competitive advantage. Learn how leading companies are evolving their approaches to workforce development and key considerations for your own programs. Read on.

Make Employability your L&D Strategy for 2020

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The 4th Industrial Revolution is no longer future state or the monster under the bed, but our day-to-day reality. The associated impact on the workforce (both positive and negative) should not come as a surprise to L&D leaders, nor anyone in business. The World Economic Forum estimates that 1.4 million people will lose their jobs in the next 6 years due to technological change, with more than 70% of those losses happening because the job type will cease to exist. 

As a business leader, what is your role in driving solutions? edX President and co-CEO Adam Medros lays out a case for corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a central concept and rallying point in workforce development. As we grapple with economic prosperity vs disparity, and safeguarding and preparing the future labor force, companies are uniquely positioned and equipped to assume a key role as changemakers. Read more on this new imperative for modern business leaders.    

The 4th Industrial Revolution is no longer future state or the monster under the bed, but our day-to-day reality. The associated impact on the workforce (both positive and negative) should not come as a surprise to L&D leaders, nor anyone in business. The World Economic Forum estimates that 1.4 million people will lose their jobs in the next 6 years due to technological change, with more than 70% of those losses happening because the job type will cease to exist. 

As a business leader, what is your role in driving solutions? edX President and co-CEO Adam Medros lays out a case for corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a central concept and rallying point in workforce development. As we grapple with economic prosperity vs disparity, and safeguarding and preparing the future labor force, companies are uniquely positioned and equipped to assume a key role as changemakers. Read more on this new imperative for modern business leaders.    

adam medros
adam medros

The 4th Industrial Revolution is no longer future state or the monster under the bed, but our day-to-day reality. The associated impact on the workforce (both positive and negative) should not come as a surprise to L&D leaders, nor anyone in business. The World Economic Forum estimates that 1.4 million people will lose their jobs in the next 6 years due to technological change, with more than 70% of those losses happening because the job type will cease to exist. 

As a business leader, what is your role in driving solutions? edX President and co-CEO Adam Medros lays out a case for corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a central concept and rallying point in workforce development. As we grapple with economic prosperity vs disparity, and safeguarding and preparing the future labor force, companies are uniquely positioned and equipped to assume a key role as changemakers. Read more on this new imperative for modern business leaders.    

New Approaches to Workforce Learning

Development for Every Level of Your Organization

The Future of Workplace Learning is Modular

Today’s fastest-growing, most automation-resistant, and in-demand roles feature combinations of skills that never used to be found in the same job; they’re hybrid. Acquiring these hybrid skills requires a new approach -  - modular learning. As organizations adapt their learning programs, they're discovering that modular learning approaches not only deliver the skills they need but do so in ways that are faster and more flexible than traditional training programs, a boon for both employees and the organization.

Learning for Underserved Workers: Introducing MicroBachelors™ programs

Sixty-five percent of U.S. adults do not hold a Bachelor's degree. How does this group stay current and employable, especially in those cases where they cannot afford a traditional degree program and cannot take the time away from work to pursue one? Read more about the innovative MicroBachelors™ program credential.

Sweet Gig: Perks for Workers in the New Economy

The 21st century workforce looks markedly different than its predecessors. The new model of platform-based businesses requires a re-imagined workforce. Gig work offers flexibility, freedom and opportunity, especially important to those who might have a hard time finding salaried roles. But the lack of extensive benefits can be a challenge. Learn how leading companies like Postmates and Uber are bridging the gap. 

The Future of Workplace Learning is Modular

Today’s fastest-growing, most automation-resistant, and in-demand roles feature combinations of skills that never used to be found in the same job; they’re hybrid. Acquiring these hybrid skills requires a new approach -  - modular learning. As organizations adapt their learning programs, they're discovering that modular learning approaches not only deliver the skills they need but do so in ways that are faster and more flexible than traditional training programs, a boon for both employees and the organization.

Learning for Underserved Workers: Introducing MicroBachelors™ programs

Sixty-five percent of U.S. adults do not hold a Bachelor's degree. How does this group stay current and employable, especially in those cases where they cannot afford a traditional degree program and cannot take the time away from work to pursue one? Read more about the innovative MicroBachelors™ program credential.

Sweet Gig: Perks for Workers in the New Economy

The 21st century workforce looks markedly different than its predecessors. The new model of platform-based businesses requires a re-imagined workforce. Gig work offers flexibility, freedom and opportunity, especially important to those who might have a hard time finding salaried roles. But the lack of extensive benefits can be a challenge. Learn how leading companies like Postmates and Uber are bridging the gap. 

Hear from the Innovators, the Leaders and the Disruptors in Workforce Development

"At Postmates, we recognize that as the future of work changes, we need to do our part to ensure that our Fleet members have the opportunities necessary to succeed – on or off our platform. When our data showed us many gig-workers were interested in upward mobility and educational opportunities, but didn't have access to them, we knew we needed a scalable solution. edx allows us to not only reach learners in all communities, but also provides access to quality courses from top tier institutions – widening the opportunity for long term economic security."

- Claire Sands, Director, Community Communications & Engagement
Postmates

" edX has provided the depth and the flexibility for us to develop the experience and expertise that we need within the firm."

- Preston Gales, Global Learning Experience Delivery Director - L&D Design Center
Boston Consulting Group

"The MOOC ecosystem has bridged the gap between accessibility , availability and need in a significant way. The next big advantage will be to bring in micro DIY case snippets that will help bolster learner confidence and align with practical and immersive learning."

- Ambika Natarajan, Vice President
HCL Technologies

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