Higher Ed Can SupporgBetter Upskilling…
Degrees continue to increase in value, and so too does lifelong learning; today’s rapid acceleration of the knowledge economy guarantees that virtually all professionals will need to pick up additional skills between graduation and retirement.
Most universities have colleges of continuing education, but it’s tough for a single college to compete with third-party platforms that aggregate courses and certificate programs from many institutions. Those platforms, however, dilute the learning environment to a passive experience with little support or engagement— which explains why only 3.13% of their students complete their courses (from an article in Science entitled “The MOOC Pivot” by Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Justin Reich and José A. Ruipérez-Valiente).
Further, these platforms keep up to 65% of the tuition revenue and most of the data, unlike online marketplaces in almost every other category, which take from 10-35% of tuition.
The Noodle Learning Platform supports students with counselors and TAs to better reflect a true university environment, creates a social, well supported learning experience, and returns more of tuition to faculty