At work, I often research college majors that hold promising career paths for today’s students. Usually, I find majors such as computer science, cybersecurity, and nursing.
Imagine my surprise when this year, I found a whole new group of majors offered by colleges and universities worried about declining enrollment. The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) provided the desperate details of colleges and universities with strained finances and declining student populations offering a whopping 41,446 new degree or certificate programs since 2012.
Most colleges and universities use a Learning Management System to deliver courses. You may have heard of some of the more well-known ones, such as Canvas by Instructure, Blackboard, or Moodle. You may have even taken a course in one of these popular LMS. If you are wondering what an LMS can do for your organization, let’s look at what an LMS does and why you may need one.
For corporate use, an LMS is an online application where you can house, deliver, and track your workforce development or training content. In addition to delivering content, an LMS can handle items such as onboarding for new employees and compliance training. With the current skills gap impacting so many industries, your need for continuous educational opportunities and leadership training is ongoing.
An LMS for your business can result in improved productivity, lower training costs, and better compliance. In addition, employees are more invested when you are invested in them. Your goal with continued professional or workforce development is to enable and support employees to realize their full potential. An LMS can help with that!
The number of adult undergraduates (over 25) is projected to grow 21 percent by 2022. Adults going back to college for a master’s degree or to finish degree a bachelor’s degree is becoming increasingly common. With flexible options, including online education and accelerated learning, the opportunities are endless.
There are many reasons adults return to school. You may be planning a career change or need new skills or credentials to move up in their career. Maybe, you are enrolling for personal development or after there has been a change in your life situation. 
Are you ready to begin or go back to school? Going to college is a big decision. No matter what your age, you must be in the right frame of mind to succeed at getting or finishing your degree.
Now more than ever before, educators are using online learning enabling students to pursue education in the safety and comfort of their homes. That being said, there are still challenges for many students. Are you looking for ways to tackle some of the most common online learning challenges?