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A Modern-day Rosetta Stone for the Future of Work

Posted by Michelle R. Weise on Oct 17, 2018 9:25:33 AM

Topics: Adult Learning, Employee Training, Talent Management, Skills Gap, Baby Boomers, Millennials

Michelle R. Weise is a higher education expert who specializes in disruptive innovation and the future of learning and work. She is the senior vice president of workforce strategies for Strada Education Network and is also the Chief Innovation Officer. Her research focuses on the future of the workforce and how to connect students more directly to promising and meaningful employment pathways throughout their working lives.
 
Join Michelle R. Weise this November at the 2018 CAEL International Conference as she explores key findings from recent research.
 

 
Policymakers, educators and employers are vigorously debating how best to prepare Americans for the future of work. There are those who believe that the “hard” skills of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are most critical to the future, and those who believe the uniquely “human” skills of the liberal arts are the ones that will endure in the face of automation. At Strada Institute for the Future of Work, we say, “both, and.” It is the integration of human and technical skills that will provide the best preparation for the future of work: programing and ethics; artificial intelligence (AI) and emotional intelligence; logic with values and judgment.
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America’s Employers Value Skills and Experience

Posted by Carol D'Amico on Oct 8, 2018 10:32:00 AM

Topics: Adult Learning, Employee Training, Talent Management, Employee Retention

Carol D'Amico is the executive vice president of mission advancement and philanthropy for the Strada Education Network. She is is a nationally recognized expert in designing and leading strategies related to higher education, workforce development and business-led involvement in education reform.
 
Join Carol D’Amico this November at the 2018 CAEL International Conference as she explores these insights and shares new findings from Strada and Gallup’s research on pathways from education to employment.
 

 
There’s good news for experiential learners! Hiring professionals focus on a job applicant’s personal and technical skills, their interview presentation and previous work experience when making hiring decisions, according to a new national survey of employers commissioned by the Strada Education Network and conducted by Gallup. This will come as no surprise to CAEL members, who understand the often-overlooked value of previous work experience. This is just one finding about the value and relevance of experiential learning from the survey of employers commissioned by the Strada Education Network and conducted by Gallup.
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Report From the Field - And Framework for Thinking about CBE Design

Posted by Becky Klein-Collins on Feb 8, 2016 10:22:13 AM

Topics: Competency Based Education (CBE), Talent Management, Trends in Higher Education, Adult Learning Success, Best Practices, Prior Learning Assessments (PLA)

Competency-based education (CBE) is the “hot new thing” in higher ed – but as CAEL has learned from our work with 18 institutions and 3 systems in our CBE Jumpstart Initiative, it’s important to understand what CBE programs are and the complexities of program development before launching full steam ahead. Regardless of whether you want to do a “hybrid” program that combines self-paced options with traditional courses and PLA (Prior Learning Assessment), or a full Direct Assessment approach, there are many design considerations that your planning team needs to address.

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