Mark Schneider on Skills and Experiences That Matter (Live from SXSW)

Key Points

  • We need to ask ourselves the question: how do we organize our data efforts? 

  • Students should be thoughtful about their first job and gaining useful skills. 

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On this special episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Mark Schneider live at SXSW EDU. Mark is the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Department of Education. Prior to joining IES, he served as vice president and an Institute Fellow at American Institutes for Research (AIR) and President of College Measures. In 2013, the Chronicle of Higher Education selected him as one of the 10 people who had the most impact on higher education policy that year.


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