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Language Institute Receives 10-Year Reaccreditation

This April, Georgia Tech Language Institute (GTLI) received 10-year reaccreditation for its Intensive English Program from the Commission on English Language (CEA). This outstanding achievement marks the incredible quality of the Language Institute as well as the remarkable effort of its leaders to demonstrate and uphold that quality, including participation in reaccreditation training, submission of a self-study report, hosting a site visit, and responding to the site reviewers’ report, all adhering to CEA’s extensive and thorough standards.

Teaching Reloaded: Training Faculty for a Remote Setting

Effective online learning requires thoughtful design and planning, typically taking several months to develop a single course. Instructional designers, who have training and a master's degree in quality course design, use educational theory and instructional models to guide the design and delivery so that it systematically supports the desired learning outcomes. That process is quite different than what most faculty follow when teaching inside of a traditional classroom.

Collaborating with Continuing Education Within New Normal

Institutions have been placed into the unfamiliar territory of remote learning. In the race to move programming to distance formats in the wake of COVID-19, staff and faculty have leaned heavily on their colleagues in non-traditional divisions. After all, workers in these units have been offering flexible online programming for decades. This is the time for institutions to be using their internal resources to better themselves as a whole.

Online Education a Growing Alternative to Survive, Thrive in Modern Economy

In a modern economy characterized by rapidly changing technology, many people in the workforce are recognizing the benefits of re-skilling, up-skilling, and now, even “out-skilling,” a newer “-skilling” term that refers to acquiring skills necessary to transition from a layoff to a completely new industry.

As traditional residential-learning programs are becoming more expensive, and as companies are growing less inclined to finance employees’ post-graduate degrees, online learning is becoming increasingly more popular.

Georgia Tech Creates First Online Graduate Certificate in Data Science for the Chemical Industry

ATLANTA - February 17, 2020 - The Georgia Institute of Technology has announced a new online graduate certificate program: Data Science for the Chemical Industry. As a collaboration between Georgia Tech's College of Engineering and Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), this credit-bearing program is the only credential of its kind, preparing chemical engineers with the skills and expertise they need for the future of work.

Lights, Camera, Classroom

Atlanta has become widely known as the Hollywood of the South for its growing film industry. However, a lesser known studio exists right on Georgia Tech’s campus, and it is just as impactful as any movie studio, if not more, as it serves thousands of students and working professionals each year through lifetime education.

Thriving in Times of Change

From personal enrichment to career advancement, lifelong learning is the vehicle of individual progress in today’s world. Advances in technology keep things evolving at a speed no generation has seen before. In fact, 87% of workers believe they will soon need additional training to keep up with their changing workplace, according to a Pew Research Study.

The Transformation-Ready Institution

The higher education landscape continues to be immersed in change, with institutions navigating declines in federal and state funding, increased competition, and a shrinking, yet more diverse, student population. As competition in higher education continues to intensify, college and university leaders face a growing sense of urgency to prepare for the future and transform.

Affordable Degrees-at-Scale Symposium

For the fourth time, Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) held its signature event, the Affordable Degrees-at-Scale Symposium, as a way to share Georgia Tech’s expertise in delivering online degrees-at-scale. In 2014, Georgia Tech was the first to introduce the world to the Online Master of Science in Computer Science, which was made available to learners across the globe through it's exclusive online format and came at a fraction of the cost of traditional, residential programs.

Paper Published on Scalable Advanced Learning Ecosystems

Fifty-five educators from around the country convened on the Georgia Tech campus in November 2018 to discuss the concept of Scalable Advanced Learning Ecosystems (SALEs) or systems of learning that are both highly personalized and scalable online.

A new paper, Toward a Road Map for Scalable Advanced Learning Ecosystems (SALES), was recently published by the International Journal on Innovations in Online Education (IJIOE), which focuses on the five themes that emerged during this summit. The authors include Rob Kadel, Yakut Gazi, Steve Harmon, Ashok Goel, and Troy Courville.