Learning innovation in the digital age
The Consortium for Advancing Adult Learning & Development (CAALD) recently held their second annual conference to discuss what is and isn’t being done to bring innovation to the world of learning.
From this conference, there were a few discussions of projects that are shining examples of what it will take to keep up in an ever-changing world. They’re worth calling out here as inspiration and case studies for what can—and should—be done in schools and offices to develop a workforce on par with advancements in technology.
- MIT’s MicroMasters program, which partners with the free online course provider edX, provides a four- to five-course module that builds skills competency specific to, and endorsed by, a job opening from a certain corporation. This is a great example of industry and the academy working together to fill a mutual need.
- Microsoft’s employee badging program, which awards digital “badges” as a form of micro-credentialing to signify that the bearer has completed coursework and training on a specific topic. Micro-credentialing and digital badging, like this Microsoft program, allows learning to take place at any time, and any pace or place.
Recommended for You
For weeks now the Obama campaign has been running an ad about 1M auto industry jobs saved. It’s an effective […]Read More Fontastic
I’ve been told I can be kind of a font snob. I’ll admit it. I am. I have a copy of the movie Helvetica at home. Yes, it’s a movie about a font. And no, I don’t think that’s weird. Well, maybe not too weird…Read More Designing HVAC Systems to Last in Schools
I feel very fortunate to work with education clients to make improvements to their buildings that range from 15 to 100+ […]Read More The Secret To Great Partnerships Is Really No Secret
Recently, I was asked to speak at AIA Minnesota’s Innovative Practice Forum on the topic of Owner’s Advocates and Partnerships. When I was preparing my talk, I wanted the audience to have a light bulb moment about how to create lasting and meaningful partnerships with clients. In truth, it’s not that complicated.Read More