Supply and Demand, the Battle for Knowledge and Skills

CLO Magazine

Here is a sampling of a few skills and knowledge in demand: Citrix software, Drupal, FileMaker Pro, Google adWords, McAfee software, MySQL, Python, Ruby on Rails, PHP, etc. And those early adopters of some of these really critical technologies — people with experience — are in such critical demand you don’t want to have to compete to hire them on the open market. The world is changing incredibly fast, and like hamsters on the spinning wheel, learning leaders are trying to keep up.

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Duolingo: The Smartest Business Model in Education Technology

Pinlearn

It was in 2015 that Duolingo adopted a new monetization strategy, by introducing a new app, called the Duolingo Test Center. MySQL. Von Ahn is modeling the marketing approach of Duolingo on that adopted by Microsoft many decades ago; minimal marketing and maximum results. Everybody wants to learn an exotic foreign language and be good at it for what it’s worth. And yet, the foreign language learning platforms on the web have never really picked up.

eLearning Thought Leaders: Mark Lassoff

eLearning Weekly

Mark works with and trains javascript, PERL, XML, CSS, PHP/MySQL, and the new and somewhat talked about HTML5. Leonardo DiCaprio was on there for a season as well– He played some runaway that family adopted. Mark Lassoff of LearnToProgram.tv. I was very lucky to catch Mark Lassoff in between speaking at DevLearn, working on his forthcoming book from Focal Press, and producing his next training video for the company he founded, LearnToProgram.tv.