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ERIC Number: EJ965239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
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ISSN: ISSN-1527-6619
Connecting Two Worlds: Collaboration between Higher Education and Corporate Learning
Masie, Elliott
EDUCAUSE Review, v47 n2 Mar-Apr 2012
Colleges and universities enroll approximately 15 million full-time students in the United States. Most of these learners will soon be joining the more than 139 million employees in the U.S. workforce, where their education will continue through corporate education, training, and development. There are many similarities between the learning and technology challenges faced by IT directors at colleges and universities and those faced by their counterparts in corporate education. All are being asked to provide more agility for students and teachers with a rapidly changing technology base, the expanded consumerization of information technology, and more connected, more demanding learners. It is thus exciting to think about a deeper connection between the IT functions of higher education and the IT functions of corporate learning. Higher education and corporate learning are ideal candidates for ongoing collaboration. Yet these two worlds are almost 99 percent disconnected. At the MASIE Center, the author hosts The Learning CONSORTIUM (, a collaboration of 242 major corporations (e.g., American Express, Google, JetBlue, Wal-Mart) focused on benchmarking, networking, research, and collaborative projects in the learning and training field. These corporations have expressed an interest in expanding digital collaboration with higher education in order to facilitate the following: (1) Learning management system interfaces; (2) Video collaboration between the field and the classroom; (3) Shared research on learning technology deployment; and (4) Teaching to corporate settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States