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Using Tech to Enhance the ROI of Learning

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Source: EdSurge

A panel comprising Fast Company Contributing Writer Ainsley O’Connell, General Assembly CEO Jake Schwartz, US Director of Educational Technology Richard Culatta, and Union Square Ventures Managing Partner Fred Wilson.  Source: EdSurge

Last week, NYU and EDGE, an EdTech Accelerator, hosted National Education Week, a conference that brought together leaders in K12, Higher Education, and Corporate Learning to hear about the problems and opportunities presented by new technologies as they transform the $6 trillion education industry.

General Assembly’s corporate learning team attended the conference to hear about what’s influencing the education space, and we found a diversity of perspectives from the different areas of education. In this post, I’ll investigate the three biggest challenges corporations are facing in their quest to enhance the ROI of learning for employees. I’ll also provide my observations about what these corporations might learn, not only from their corporate peers, but from educators in K12 and Higher Education, too.  

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Corporate to Startup: How One GA Student Made the Leap

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Meet Jesse Owens II, a spring 2013 Product Management graduate, and currently a Product Manager at Imagine Easy Solutions.

1. What were you doing before you came to GA?

During my six years at JP Morgan, I served in a number of roles in the Asset Management and Investment Bank lines of business, from Server-Side Java Developer, Production Support Analyst, to Technical Business Analyst.

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