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The Skills that Lead to Employment in Undergraduate Online Education

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In higher education employability has come to the forefront of the debate. Arguments revolve around graduate success in finding employment.   Research by Silva, et. al (2013) helps highlight which skills seem to encourage employability in the market based upon the perceptions of students and teachers at a public university that offers online classes. The report indicates that the societal function of higher education is to encourage the highest employment readiness but cannot determine actual employment itself which is dependent on market factors.  The study was based upon perceptions of employment skills needed for successfully navigating the market. Research subjects were drawn from an online learning center from the Universidade Alberta to help determine the most important employment skills and those skills to be developed in the online undergraduate system.  It is beneficial to understand what the purpose of higher education is within society. Knowing how higher educ