Image: Noah Rost was looking for a quick way to give Arizona State University students hands-on technological training. As the director of global education, it was his job to help students acquire the digital skills they needed to thrive in the global marketplace. The pandemic had robbed them of internships and job offers, and studying abroad wasn’t always an option.
Rost found a perfect partner in Podium Education, a technology company that creates for-credit online global technology courses for undergraduate students, allowing institutions to expand their course offerings to impart more in-demand tech skills.
“Because of the pandemic, we quickly recognized that we needed to find ways to engage students in global learning opportunities that did not involve actual mobility,” Rost said. “And so Podium was one of the opportunities that we decided to offer to our students as global tech programs in conjunction with others.”
Podium’s global tech program is taught by technology