Two names you need to know in the field of digital badges

by Wonderlic Soft Skills on May 14, 2015
As some of the regular readers of this blog are already aware, Wonderlic has recently launched a nationwide initiative in the area of digital competency badges for the job placement of college graduates. As part of our organization’s continued quest to learn about the many uses and benefits of digital competency badges in the education... Read more >

Revamping the resume with digital badges

by Wonderlic Soft Skills on April 17, 2015
Many graduates struggle to effectively showcase their talent to employers, and many of them are consequently unable to find gainful employment. Revamping the resume with digital badges can help graduates showcase their skills and help companies identify talent. Every year, millions of college graduates enter a highly competitive job marke... Read more >

Competency-Based Instruction

by Wonderlic Soft Skills on March 17, 2015
As the competency-based education (CBE) movement has continued to gain traction in higher education, we have seen numerous iterations of CBE evolve into their own respective mini-movements. At their core, all iterations of CBE possess the same tenets of being personalized to the learner and measuring the mastery of competencies through some for... Read more >

Why I Am Passionate About Program Effectiveness

by Wonderlic Soft Skills on March 2, 2015
Relating program effectiveness to the greater good of society may sound a bit lofty and heavy-handed at first, but consider the primary stakeholders involved in the process of program effectiveness: the students, the schools, and the employers. When a school is operating at optimum effectiveness, the outcomes benefit everybody:... Read more >

Gainful Employment: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

by Wonderlic Soft Skills on February 24, 2015
Recent events such as the American Council on Education’s release of their Recalibrating Regulation of Colleges and Universities report, the introduction of the Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act, and APSCU’s latest motion in their suit against the Gainful Employment rule may give hope to colleges that are feeling ove... Read more >

Do students think they’re career ready?

by Wonderlic Soft Skills on February 13, 2015
The long-held suspicion that there is a misalignment of student beliefs and employer expectations regarding the current skills gap crisis was empirically confirmed recently when the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) released certain survey data that included responses from 400 business executives and 613 college students... Read more >

Can Competencies Oust Outcomes?

by Wonderlic Soft Skills on February 10, 2015
I was recently reading through a heated exchange on an online competency-based education discussion forum when I came across the following statement from an exasperated educator: “Why are we bothering to talk about CBE? Why don’t we just get back to measuring outcomes?!” I was shocked. I thought to myself, does this educator not kno... Read more >