American Management Association’s Course on Analytical Skills


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American Management Association

A data analytics professional, Joel Salmon works with higher education institutions in enrollment marketing efforts. Joel Salmon also has experience in management and holds a certificate in management training from the American Management Association, which offers a number of online training programs, including a course titled “Developing Your Analytical Skills: How to Research and Present Information”.

Held at various points throughout the year, Developing Your Analytical Skills: How to Research and Present Information teaches participants to organize data from a variety of sources and convert data into a format suitable for analysis. Participants also learn how to overcome challenges that arise during data collection and how to view contradictory data from the correct perspective.

The course also focuses on strategies for recognizing patterns in data, ascertaining the meaning of patterns for one’s business, and addressing gaps in information. Finally, participants learn how to draw conclusions from their data and organize that information into a compelling story.


Three Technology-Based Trends Affecting Higher Education


Joel Salmon
Joel Salmon

The holder of a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University, Joel Salmon is a former product manager with New York’s Delos LLC who is engaged in marketing and project management on behalf of a variety of clients, including Ivy League universities. Among other areas, Joel Salmon has extensive knowledge of technology and its role in higher education. Below are three technology trends shaping the learning experience in colleges and universities in 2018.

1. Digital course materials – More and more, faculty members are integrating digital media into their curriculum. For instance, a pair of instructors at Oregon State have infused their own general biology lectures with media components, and also have their students include media elements in their social media postings and assignments.

2. The use of virtual reality (VR) – In addition to allowing students to take virtual field trips to geological sites and museums that might be too costly or time consuming to visit, VR is an especially powerful tool for medical students, as they can work on improving their skills in a safe environment.

3. Cloud tools becoming a staple – The use of Cloud-based tools such as Google Docs allows students to access learning materials from any platform and provides a real-time opportunity for collaboration between teachers and students.