The disruption of the education industry: tech giant diplomas and how to prepare your learners for a new economy

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Google and Apple are entering the learning space but what does this mean for the education industry and students? Education and traditional academia have been some of the few industries that has never been disrupted, and their re-invention is more than due.

At ellicom/LCILX, we have been re-thinking the future of learning by questioning the status quo. In 2018 during ellicom/LCILX’s annual Reboot conference, we highlighted Canadian and American trends in educational development and innovation strategies with a keynote from Tony Bates. One of the key points discussed by Tony Bates were the major disruptions academia would face if Apple or Google decided to enter the higher education space.

Our post-pandemic economy and new normal have accelerated the need for skilling & reskilling as well as curricula with shorter degrees.

Traditional jobs are disappearing as we go digital and companies and organizations are undergoing rapid digital transformations.

At ellicom/LCILX we are focusing on preparing students and learners for this new economy and its unique challenges. Our virtual campus is offering accredited diplomas, degrees and certificates, tutor-led courses, and career development courses geared towards acquiring new skills and reskilling. Our custom program development studio is designing digital transformation solutions tailored to various industries, as well as program development, off-the-shelf courses, performance support and evaluation.

The truth is – Google’s and Apple’s initiative holds an important lesson for the education sector: we need to keep innovating strategically and create solutions tailored to the modern learner’s needs.

Watch our ReBoot keynote below for more insights on the topic:

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