Microcredentials as Catalysts for Change

Top of Mind: Microcredentials as Catalysts for Change

As I have stated elsewhere, I like to think of myself as something of a skeptic. The healthy skepticism I aim to practice is governed by years of academic training and research and informed by years of professional experience in higher education information technology. Skepticism avoids the pitfalls of black-and-white thinking that technology will either […]

The Futures of Continuing Education

Top of Mind: The Futures of Continuing Education

Continuing education is experiencing something of a renaissance. In the years immediately preceding the pandemic, continuing education programs were already seeing significant growth as corporate demand for workforce training, certifications, skills development, and specialization increased. Although higher education enrollments experienced significant declines, especially among community colleges, interest in and demand for continuing education did not […]

Modern Campus Acquires Signal Vine and Augusoft

Top of Mind: Modern Campus Acquires Signal Vine and Augusoft

UPDATED 01/21/22 with information regarding Augusoft acquisition. In the span of one week, Modern Campus announced its acquisition of Signal Vine, the conversational text-messaging solution, and Augusoft, the noncredit course management platform, its latest in a series of rapid acquisitions in the last year. The announcements for the Signal Vine and Augusoft acquisitions outline most […]

Student Success through a Workforce Lens: Hot Takes from the 2021 ASU+GSV Summit

Tambellini at 2021 ASU+GSV Summit

The 2021 ASU+GSV Summit took place in San Diego (in-person!) last week. For those unfamiliar with it, the conference converges on the intersection of education, workforce, equity work, and educational technology. For example, in one of my favorite first-day moments, JFF Vice President Michael Collins challenged higher education to confront their workforce partners about inequitable […]