Facebook’s Bug is Ours to Fix

A version of this post appeared in the New York Times Magazine, 14 May, 2017. Farhad Manjoo’s recent New York Times Magazine cover story, Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug?, begins with an architectural description. Facebook’s MPK20 building has been left purposefully unfinished, a subconscious reminder to its employees “that things are never quite Read more about Facebook’s Bug is Ours to Fix[…]

Using Classroom Assessment to Inform Faculty Development

Faculty comprise the front line of retention efforts in higher education. How well they instruct students, what materials they use, and whether they connect students with other institutional resources can be the difference between a student succeeding and moving on, or struggling and dropping out. However, as this recent Education Dive article points out, many Read more about Using Classroom Assessment to Inform Faculty Development[…]

Webinar Recap: Assessment of Skills for the New Economy

Forces of technology and exponential information in the new economy have changed how businesses react to the market, putting pressure on employees at all levels to proactively learn in real time and quickly adapt. I recently shared some of my research into what skills the knowledge economy demands, and how these skills can transform the workplace and an Read more about Webinar Recap: Assessment of Skills for the New Economy[…]

We Can Improve Graduate Employability Without Rebooting All of Higher Ed

Are college graduates prepared for the modern workforce, and whose fault is it if they aren’t? A recent Inside Higher Ed article provided a possible solution to this question in the form of non-college programs–underfunded and incoherently structured of late–that could provide a track for students for whom four year college degrees are not the answer. In a Read more about We Can Improve Graduate Employability Without Rebooting All of Higher Ed[…]

Webinar Recap: The Future of University Credentials

Dr. Sean Gallagher of Northeastern University joined us to explore the intersection of employability and higher ed credentialing in this conversation with Credo Education CEO Mike Sweet. Recent trends in the labor force are beginning to bear data that Sean has analyzed for his recent book, “The Future of University Credentials: New Developments at the Read more about Webinar Recap: The Future of University Credentials[…]

Webinar Recap: Bridging the Skills Gap

In a world where concerns about the employability of postsecondary graduates is growing for students, parents, and employers, how can higher education best prepare students for future success? Matthew Hora, author of Beyond the Skills Gap, and Mike Sweet, CEO of Credo Education recently discussed the diverse types of skills sought by employers, the role of Read more about Webinar Recap: Bridging the Skills Gap[…]

Credo Reference Expands, Launches New Education Division

Credo Education’s foundational skills solutions close core competency gaps Credo Reference, which has partnered with more than 2,500 libraries over the past 16 years to drive more effective and efficient student research activities and information skills instruction, has launched Credo Education. The new subsidiary partners with educational institutions to prepare students for continuous learning and Read more about Credo Reference Expands, Launches New Education Division[…]