10 Reasons Why Lifelong Learning is the Only Option
Many have spoken about the importance of fostering an enduring love of learning and ongoing growth, and it will continue to grow in importance in the coming years. In this post, we talk about why that is, and what shapes lifelong learning can take.
College Degrees More Important Than Ever
According to a report released by the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, almost 12 million U.S. jobs have been created post recession and virtually all have gone to workers with at least some college.
It’s Time we Talk About Career-Tech
By: Shane Haggerty. It is ultimately up to all of us to do better educating parents and students about all pathways. There is a skills shortage in many industries, skills gaps mismatching degrees with talents needed for jobs, a mountain of growing debt that students can’t repay.
5 HigherEd Learning Trends About to Reshape the Workplace
By: Lenny DeFranco & Getting Smart Staff. Today's college students will soon be tomorrow's business leaders and the ways they're learning will carry over to the workplaces where they're headed. These learning rends are changing the learning experience for postsecondary students, and will subsequently influence the culture and systems of workplaces in the near future.
5 Strategies for Leading College Readiness Programs
By: Braska Williams. Five strategies for leading college readiness college programs: Engage students year-round, expose students to new ideas, give students role models they can relate to, meet parents and guardians where they are, show students and parents that you care.
Smart List: 30 Organizations Boosting College Access & Success
This fall you’ll see about 20 ‘Best of’ lists, not in order, not exhaustive, just people we appreciate doing innovative work. Today we’re recognizing 30 organizations building college awareness, preparation and completion.
Flipping the College Decision-Making Paradigm
By: Dr. Diane Hollems. Students at more than 100 schools throughout the nation are flipping the college decision-making paradigm through the Get Focused…Stay Focused! (GFSF) Initiative.
Next Generation K-12: 10 Implications for HigherEd
HigherEd institutions will need to enable a bundled multi-provider experience (or risk becoming part-time providers), focus on employability skills and experiences, and take learner experience much more seriously.
Smart List: 25 HigherEd Innovators
For the 3rd Annual Smart Lists, we’re recognizing platforms, programs and organizations leading the effort in making college possible for all students.
America: Abandon Your Reverence for the Bachelor’s Degree
By: Mary Alice McCarthy. The stories of how two nephews navigated heavy HigherEd decisions, and how the postsecondary landscape is changing by innovations like the Bachelor's of applied science options.