Bridging the Skills Gap from Both Sides

In a recent article for Chief Learning Officer, CEO Lee Maxey sidestepped the usual finger pointing when it comes to who is responsible for the skills gap. It’s true, he argued, that higher ed should invest in teaching the core competencies that business leaders complain are in short supply. Critical thinking and communication are highly Read more about Bridging the Skills Gap from Both Sides[…]

Webinar Recap: Using Rubrics in the Implementation of 21st Century Learning Outcomes Across the Curriculum

When Winston-Salem State University evaluated their Gen Ed curriculum in 2009, they discovered that their goals of improving skills like critical thinking and communicating were hindered by several factors that would need to be addressed. Interim Provost, Dr. Lynn Berry recently joined us to share how her campus worked with Credo Education to implement rubrics Read more about Webinar Recap: Using Rubrics in the Implementation of 21st Century Learning Outcomes Across the Curriculum[…]

21st Century Problems: Are We Preparing Students for Modern Challenges?

In times of change, it can be difficult to know what’s a passing fad, and what represents a fundamental shift in the bigger system. The pace of change today adds another layer: preparing for the future is like trying to hit a moving target in the best circumstances, and now that target is rocketing along Read more about 21st Century Problems: Are We Preparing Students for Modern Challenges?[…]

As People Change Careers More Often, Learning How to Learn Becomes a Critical Skill

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average person born between 1957-1964 held about 12 jobs by the age of 48, a number that is projected to grow with each successive generation. Changing jobs comes with the responsibility of learning new skills, a process that is exponentially easier for people who have prioritized learning Read more about As People Change Careers More Often, Learning How to Learn Becomes a Critical Skill[…]

Vote for our SXSW Panel: Foundational Skills Assessment Success At Tarrant County College

We’ve teamed up with Marlon Mote, Director of Curriculum and Instructional Assessment at Tarrant County College District to propose a panel for next year’s SXSW EDU festival. Like many institutions, Tarrant County College struggled to effectively measure and assess their students’ foundational skills. Attempts which resulted in low student response, inconsistent data and heavy faculty Read more about Vote for our SXSW Panel: Foundational Skills Assessment Success At Tarrant County College[…]

Critical Thinking Outside of the Classroom

We frequently explore how critical thinking instruction helps students navigate their studies and enables graduates find gainful employment in the knowledge economy. But what about individuals’ time outside of the classroom or the office? Parents, for example, are tested daily in their ability to evaluate information and make responsible decisions. This spans the gamut from Read more about Critical Thinking Outside of the Classroom[…]

What’s Going on with Google, and How it Affects Students

Google is off to a rocky summer. The European Union levied a record-setting $2.7 billion antitrust fine against the ubiquitous search engine, and now major media companies are attempting to band together against it and Facebook. While the company (and it’s $90 billion annual revenue) is almost certain to whether these storms, the implications for Read more about What’s Going on with Google, and How it Affects Students[…]

Webinar Recap: Reimagining & Reinforcing Student Success Into Career Success Across the Curriculum

We recently wrapped up our 3-part webinar series, The Onus is On Us: How Higher Education Can Close the Skill Gap. Higher ed consultant Kate Sawyer joined us to discuss how to reimagine existing curricula to better prepare students with the career skills they will need to thrive in the Knowledge Economy. Watch the full Read more about Webinar Recap: Reimagining & Reinforcing Student Success Into Career Success Across the Curriculum[…]

Webinar Recap — From School to Work: Bridging the Skills Gap

How do we ensure the learning resources provided to students are successfully preparing them for the future? Laurie Burruss, education consultant at Lynda.com and professor at Pasadena City College, recently gave us a rundown of what the skills gap means for the future, and what we need to do in order to narrow it. This Read more about Webinar Recap — From School to Work: Bridging the Skills Gap[…]

When the Problem isn’t a Lack of Jobs, but Lack of Skills

It’s a common refrain in American politics: bring the jobs back. This is usually said underneath the high ceilings of a manufacturing plant to a crowd of burly workers dressed in coveralls. Likewise, whenever a politician finds him or herself confronted by a topic they’d rather avoid, they duck for cover behind the concept that Read more about When the Problem isn’t a Lack of Jobs, but Lack of Skills[…]