What about Catholic Universities ? MicroMasters Credentials are a Pathway to Today’s Top Jobs
"MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. They provide deep learning in a specific career field and are recognized by employers for their real job relevance. Students may apply to the university offering credit for the MicroMasters certificate and, if accepted, can pursue an accelerated and less expensive Master’s Degree".
Fortunately : https://www.edx.org/school/louvainx
"LouvainX Free online courses from Université catholique de Louvain : The Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), founded in 1425, is one of Europe’s oldest universities. The university has more than 28,000 students from bachelor’s level to doctorate and adult continuing education, in all disciplines. With its main campus located in Louvain-la-Neuve, next to Brussels, the university attracts every year 5,000 international students from more than 120 countries. UCL is ranked first among Belgium’s French-speaking universities (QS World University Ranking).
Fondée en 1425, l’Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) est une des plus anciennes universités d’Europe. Aujourd’hui, elle offre à plus de 28.000 étudiants de plus de 120 nationalités différentes des centaines de formations dans tous les domaines du savoir. L’UCL est localisée sur plusieurs campus à proximité immédiate de Bruxelles, elle est classée première des universités francophones de Belgique (QS World University Rankings).
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Gamification de la formation continue et adaptive learning en question : l'innovation made in USA
Source : http://www.letudiant.fr/educpros/actualite/gamification-de-la-formation-continue-et-adaptive-learning-en-question-l-innovation-made-in-usa.html
GamEffective raises $7 million to gamify worker performance
Dean Takahashi June 21, 2016 6:00 AM
GamEffective has raised $7 million to improve worker performance via “gamification” or making work activities more game-like.
GamEffective also offers real-time feedback, so workers can figure out how to improve their performance on their own. The funding round was led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), CE Ventures, and existing investors.
A French Innovative Professor : Jean-Charles Caillez, Lille Catholic University
Pour ses étudiants, il est un prof pas comme les autres. Lui se définit comme un traducteur bilingue à l’interface entre le laboratoire et l’entreprise. C’est avec sa casquette de spécialiste de la créativité au service de l’innovation qu’il a animé cet été les escales du CEP, des rencontres hautes en couleur
Teaching 21st Century Skills to Ready Students for the World of Work
The education world is now buzzing with talk around how to equip youth with 21st Century skills. This topic and others around employability will be a focus of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Private Education Conference in San Francisco on April 1-2, a gathering of innovators and investors from around the world who are working to solve challenges in education.
Improve workforce development systems in 5 (not so simple) steps
In the last decade, policy attention to better develop the knowledge and skills of the workforce has increased for several reasons. First, global youth unemployment rates, three times higher than the unemployment rate for those over 25 years old, have raised concerns about social stability as well as sustained and long-term economic growth. Second, many who argue that youth unemployment is partially caused by a mismatch between graduates’ skills and the skills that employers need, also believe that revitalizing vocational education and training can help address the problem. Third, a skilled workforce that can easily adapt to technological change is likely a fundamental component for countries to remain competitive in the global economy.
In this context, the SABER-Workforce Development assessment was designed to analyze the extent to which policies, institutional arrangements and practices in workforce development systems foster a dynamic coordination between the skills and knowledge of graduates of technical and vocational institutions and those that employers look for among mid-level workers such as skilled craftspeople, technicians or production supervisor.
Source : http://blogs.worldbank.org/jobs/improve-workforce-development-systems-5-not-so-simple-steps