Join industry experts Jim Fong, Leah Jewell, and Pete Janzow for a discussion of the latest findings of research conducted by UPCEA and Pearson on the rise of alternative credentials. This research will be examined alongside Pearson's new report, The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030 and will provide actionable insight into the steps an institution can take to ensure its students are prepared for the workplace, now and in the future.
At the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit, we were proud to participate with like-minded leaders in critical conversations around driving sustainable education and talent innovation. Watch the videos of our featured sessions below.
Over 5.8 million students are taking at least one distance education course. What did they look for in a program to fit their needs? What tools help them succeed? What advice would they offer to a first-time online learner and/or educator? What do they really want to tell their teacher about their class? Join us for this open dialogue with three students currently enrolled in 100% online courses. “Ask them Anything” about their experiences to best help you engage and motivate your learners. As a bonus, you will also gain insight into recent research on student attitudes toward digital course materials.
Micro-credentials, nano-credentials, badges…staying current on emerging trends in education is a challenge. It is also the life-force of the work that we do to prepare students for an ever-shifting professional landscape. In this engaging session, learn about the driving factors behind the emergence of alternative credentials, how higher education institutions are responding, and hear insights about what’s next.
The stakes are high. Student success, retention, and completion rates are driving many of your institutions initiatives, rightfully so. How can you systematically tackle these challenges differently going forward and in a way that shows measured results?
Join Steve Partridge, President/CEO of Charlotte Works, and Dean Mary Vickers-Koch, with Central Piedmont Community College, and learn from their success with economic and community development in North Carolina. They will outline best practices and the ways they work together with employers, the impact of WIOA on their relationship, and how to best interface with the K-12 system and industry as it pertains to career pathways and talent pipeline. They will also discuss how they coordinate on economic development and business outreach efforts to better support employers.
Data "hackathons"--such as the American Statistical Association DataFest--are an increasingly popular venue for college students to strengthen their data analysis skills and to network with industry professionals. Such hackathons are not (yet) part of the two-year college culture and yet, these events can serve as a useful tool for 'back engineering' a curriculum.