Any online degree or certificate program naturally comes with an extended amount of time on the internet via smartphone, tablet or computer – it’s in the name. Outside of the classroom, technology continues to advance and increase its prevalence across industries, creating a need for the global workforce to adjust to the growth of the digital age.
Nearly 90 percent of corporations use online learning in the business sector, and the global corporate online learning market is projected to grow to $50 billion by 2026. As companies continue to turn to online learning to train their employees, Georgia State uses similar efforts to train students outside of their program areas.
Alongside its several degree and certificate programs, Georgia State has a number of digital learning opportunities outside of the classroom setting. Let’s take a closer look at some of the online programs and courses available to students that allow individuals to gain industry skills and professional knowledge before they complete their degree programs.
DLL Tech Training
The Digital Leaders to Learners (DLL) program, run through the Georgia State Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Online Education (CETLOE), offers a variety of online training courses and resources for students to gain valuable experience and skill sets.
DLL offers both in-person virtual and in-person technology workshops and events to GSU students, faculty and staff. A complete calendar of events details a near-daily schedule of courses including video editing, Java coding, Python training, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and more.
Courses last around an hour to an hour and a half, with more in-depth courses running longer. University experts lead these events, ensuring attendees gain the most updated and relevant information for each topic.
The DLL program also offers an in-person course to enhance your digital and leadership skills while creating solutions with industry professionals. Interested students must apply to be accepted. The program is open to students seeking an associate's degree or higher at Georgia State, including Perimeter College
With more than 930 million users, LinkedIn can be a gateway to networking and building a base for your career’s future. Georgia State students can link their accounts to build a network and use free tutorials to build more than just connections.
LinkedIn Learning provides access to an online library of business, software, technology and creative skills training and is available to all GSU students, faculty and staff. Students can take online courses, download playlists, bookmark lectures and get recommendations based on their goals, all while connecting them to the professional Panther Community. With new courses available weekly, students can showcase their added abilities with certifications that can be shared to their network.
Additionally, students can venture onto LinkedIn Learning Paths to prepare for a specific career by exploring the skills and tools needed in that field. With pathways in career areas including small business ownership, recording engineering, project management, bookkeeping, web development and more, students can invest in their futures while learning hireable skillsets online.
Experiential Learning Initiative
Gaining a skill set through a course or quiz is one thing, but earning one through practical work experience is another. Georgia State’s Experiential Learning Initiative allows students to get real-world experience working with enterprise-class technology environments to prepare for and become more competitive in today’s technology-driven job market.
Through partnerships with the Robinson Country Intelligence Index (RCII), an interactive business tool that visualizes risks and advantages for the 199 countries of the world, and the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN), a historical, multi-formatted, publicly available archive of personal literacy narratives, students have diverse learning options.
These programs allow students to gain experience in project management, product development, digital solutions, application development, programming and more while working with stakeholders outside of the University. The RCII program alone has employed 54 undergraduate and 33 graduate students, allowing them to gain valuable experience and insight.
There are more than just learning opportunities available to online students. Georgia State University provides members of the campus community with university-licensed software for download, including Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCad, Microsoft Office and more. These software downloads allow students to not only complete coursework, but also practice techniques and topics learned in digital training workshops.
There is more to learn than just a degree with Georgia State Online. Find out more about our degree programs, and search here to find a program that fits your interests.