Coronavirus pandemic accelerates shift in MBA market

Gordon B. Johnson

Through his 22 many years at the College of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Company Faculty, Doug Shackelford has assisted its MBA programme adapt to a selection of critical financial shocks. Next the turmoil right after the dotcom bubble burst and the nine/eleven terror attacks, he assisted direct the college as head of academic affairs. Then in the recession that adopted the monetary crisis, Kenan-Flagler established up an on the net version of the programme — [email protected]

Mr Shackelford, who has been the school’s dean for the earlier six many years, claims the coronavirus pandemic is by far the biggest problem to

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Covid-19 is changing education for the better

Gordon B. Johnson

The author is a former Uk secretary of state for education and co-founder of the Baker Dearing Academic Rely on

This pandemic could profoundly change education for the improved. During background, the sector has been conservative and resistant to change. For hundreds of years it experienced the slate, then arrived a century of blackboard and chalk. Now pupils are just a finger-click absent from the extensive awareness of Google — so substantially increased than that of any personal trainer.

Coronavirus has offered faculties Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom. The engineering turns a laptop display screen into a classroom, where

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How the coronavirus pandemic has tested UK doctors’ leadership skills

Gordon B. Johnson

We know that hospitals complete greater, on typical, when they are led by medical professionals. But being a fantastic clinician is not adequate. Physicians also want leadership improvement, which right up until not long ago has been unavailable. With the formation of a qualified body, the School of Health-related Management and Administration, and accessibility to apprenticeship levy money (a Uk govt tax on companies to fund teaching) items are starting off to transform.

At Cass Small business School we run a leadership and administration masters degree developed for health-related medical professionals. The degree grew out of my investigation into medical

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MasterClass: mooc point | Financial Times

Gordon B. Johnson

With universities closed and learners experience mutinous at the thought of paying entire fare for on line lectures, e-learning is benefiting from an unanticipated enhance. US edtech get started-ups elevated a history $one.7bn final yr. This yr they may possibly exceed that determine.

Glitzy San Francisco edtech get started-up MasterClass has currently capitalised on lockdown-induced boredom to increase $100m. A hybrid of Ted Talks and the Open University, MasterClass features glossily created pre-recorded films from perfectly known faces like RuPaul Charles, Anna Wintour and former Global House Station commander Chris Hadfield for an $180 yearly membership. Classes are fewer instruction,

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Atos paves the way for flexible and sustainable energy flow in Europe

Gordon B. Johnson

Madrid, Spain, twelve Could 2020

Atos, a world-wide chief in digital transformation, announces its participation in the FLEXIGRID project, which aims to enhance the procedure of the distribution grid – generating it much more adaptable, trustworthy and price-successful, as a result of the development of ground breaking methods. Its goal is to add to the reduction of CO2 emissions and to the 2030 EU local weather targets whilst getting ready the grid to the increase in renewable vitality. As portion of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 system, FLEXIGRID was initiated mid-2019 and will very last for four a long

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