Edtech: Mooc Platforms Are Filling The Gaping Business Analytics Talent Void

The gaping business analytics skills gap grows ever wider. The consultancy McKinsey & Company foresees a shortage of 1.8 million big data specialists by 2018. SAS, a business analytics company, says firms struggle to fill 77% of big data jobs. Any business school worth its salt is now teaching the skill to budding executives, who will need to harness data to make better decisions. But online learning platforms are increasingly important in reducing the talent shortage.   Nancy Moss, a director at edtech platform edX, says online learning sites are great resources to help fill educational gaps. More than 880,000 people enrolled in data analytics courses on edX, she says, “Thus, helping to close the data analytics gap.” The latest sign of this trend was the launch on Wednesday of…


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