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Honing a Vision for Higher Education Some of the nation’s most influential leaders in higher education met last week at the Higher Ed Leaders Forum hosted by The New York Times. They discussed an array of issues facing colleges and universities today, including high... ‘A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College’ A Q&A with Ryan Craig, investor and author of a new book about the changing landscape for education and training credentials and the implications for traditional higher education. The ‘last mile’ in education and training After graduating from college in 1994, I spent a few years at McKinsey & Co. — a young kid in an ill-fitting suit naively but energetically attempting to convince experienced and jaded managers to do their jobs differently. Tiber Health wants to solve the world's doctor shortage While it may look unassuming, with its campus bordered by empty lots, low slung buildings, auto body shops and the freeway, Ponce Health Sciences University is ground zero for an experiment in education that could radically... Investors are paying college students' tuition — but they want a share of future... Melissa Gillbanks is no fan of student loans, so when she was looking for a way to pay for her senior year at Purdue University, she was happy to sign away... A coding school where college grads train and work without spending... Right around this time last year, Edward Young was donning a cap and gown for graduation at St. John’s University in New York. He figured his bachelor’s degree in computer science would open doors to all sorts of tech jobs, but...

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The Evolving Transactional Nature of Credentialing: Alternative Credentials...

Sep 17, 2018
As the distinction between learning at colleges, universities and workplaces continues to erode, credentials are supplanting the traditional role of the degree in terms of skills verification. Unlike the degree...
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Five Ways to Identify Future Leaders in Entry-Level Candidates

Sep 17, 2018
People know a great leader when they see one. Yet, if you ask 10 people to describe the characteristics of a strong leader, you'll probably get 10 different answers.
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Degree Requirements Make Hiring Less Diverse. Here's How to Fix That

Sep 17, 2018
As hordes of college graduates flood the labor market, their demographics reflect a troubling trend. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 42.1% of whites ages 25-29...
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How are we learning today? Only the shadow knows.

Sep 15, 2018
A fundamental transformation is underway in how we access education throughout our lives. Rather than plug into the formal structures of traditional colleges and universities when we need to gain skills, a growing number of us are navigating...
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IACET and Credly Unveil Member and Marketing Partnership Program

Sep 15, 2018
The International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) today announced a new partnership with digital credential company Credly. Through the collaboration, IACET will utilize Credly's...
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Is there an alternative to college?

Sep 14, 2018
A fundamental transformation is underway in how we access education throughout our lives. Rather than plug into the formal structures of traditional colleges and universities when we need to gain skills, a growing number of us are navigating...
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Freezing 'summer melt' in its tracks: Increasing college enrollment with AI

Sep 13, 2018
When people say, "Showing up is 80 percent of life," they likely mean it in a metaphorical sense. Yet, showing up is literally the problem for many prospective college students. Annually, 10-20 percent of high school seniors who are admitted to college...
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Washington State U Deploys Proctoring Tech to Support Growth in Online Testing

Sep 12, 2018
Washington State University has made a deal with Examity to use its online proctoring platform exclusively for up to 18,000 exams per year. And that number is expected to grow by 20 percent over the next seven...
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How "last-mile training" can help close the skills gap

Sep 11, 2018
An interview with EdTech investor Daniel Pianko
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Helping Make College Application Decisions: Private Admission Counselors

Sep 10, 2018
The data are devastating: a majority of students entering college full-time fail to graduate in four years, and roughly two out of five haven't even earned a degree in six years. There is a monumental mismatch...
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