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Carew, Diana; Flynn, William J. – Community College Journal, 2002
Argues that, despite doubts created by the "dot-com" crash, the field of information technology (IT) is still crucial. Credentialing and certification are in demand by adults in the transitional workforce who require tangible results in a short time frame. Suggests that even non-IT companies are dependent on those in IT to run the nerve-centers of…
Descriptors: Certification, Community Colleges, Computers, Credentials
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Flynn, William J. – Community College Journal, 1999
Contends that community colleges need to move from the comfort of the instruction paradigm to that of the learning paradigm for the next century. Asserts that a curriculum based on learner outcomes can be created with the aid of new technology and well-trained faculty. Proposes suggestions for making the transformation to become a learner-centered…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Flynn, William J. – Community College Journal, 2000
Asserts that in order to transform colleges into learning organizations, the infrastructure of higher education must be analyzed. States that basic relationships must be redesigned--the pedagogical interaction between teacher and student, the tension between faculty and administration, the caste system relationship that has existed between faculty…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices
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Warford, Larry J.; Flynn, William J. – Community College Journal, 2000
Asserts that institutional planning for workforce development programs should be based on serving four major workforce segments: emerging workers, transitional workers, entrepreneurs, and incumbent workers. Suggests that a typical college be divided into four components to deal with these different workers and their differing educational and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Development, Educational Finance, Educational Needs
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Flynn, William J. – Community College Journal, 2001
Argues that community colleges give less attention to noncredit courses and programs, those that are designed to assist in some sort of job training or those that simply enrich a student's knowledge. Sees this credit-based value system as highlighting the discrepancy between what community colleges offer and what students, especially older ones,…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, College Credits, Community Colleges
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Flynn, William J. – Community College Journal, 2004
In recent years, the emergence of non-traditional educational experiences such as online learning and certification, combined with the growth of the life-long learning market, has presented a new set of challenges for the higher education community. Increasingly, the U.S. economy is technology driven, and the need for trained personnel to support…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Credentials, Community Colleges, Online Courses
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Flynn, William J. – Community College Journal, 2002
The rapid rise of the information technology industry, with its need for highly skilled technicians, programmers and support personnel, has accelerated the demand for education and technology training throughout the world--and has accelerated the rise of credentialing and certification programs. Two affiliate councils of the American Association…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Information Technology, Educational Demand, Technology Education