Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Online courses leading to specific job openings
The Apollo Education Group for profit Phoenix College) is launching an online marketplace matching courses to jobs. It's called Balloon.
It will start with a catalog of 15,000 tech courses from Microsoft, Adobe, Coursera, and Udacity--and link these to job opportunities.
Balloon will be much like iTunes--an aggregator.
Also check out Degreed, which "scores" you for knowledge--including formal schooling, mag subscriptions and other criteria.
Another site, Acredible, allows you to post written work or a video of you speaking a language.
Another aggregation of courses is skilledup.com.
Balloon, eventually, will charge employers for leads to students who do well--and also have the chops the employer is looking for.
All we can be sure of here is--more change. Hang on