October 6-7, 2016 – Raleigh, NC
Credo Education’s inaugural Users Summit will bring together education innovators from various institutions. This event is designed for our partners to share best practices, work through common challenges, and to share feedback on the product roadmap, features, and building a learning community around the Courseware.
Dr. Alison J. Head, Project Information Literacy
“What Happens to Learning After College?”
What happens after college? What lifelong learning needs do recent college graduates have once they complete their undergraduate education and what information sources do they rely on? What information competencies and critical thinking skills, developed during college, are transferable to their post-college lives? Findings are presented from two of Project Information Literacy’s research studies on lifelong learning (2016) and the workplace (2012). Key takeaways are discussed about the information-seeking behavior of today’s young graduates for staying competitive and employable in the workplace, engaged in civic and community life, and fulfilled and enriched in their personal lives. Results from testing a critical thinking index, a composite measure developed for purposes of the study, are presented. Implications are discussed for teaching, learning, and for preparing today’s college students for their lives beyond the college classroom in the 21st century.
Dr. Brent Keltner, Credo Education
“Skills for the New Economy”
Forces of technology and exponential information in the new economy have changed how businesses react to the market, putting pressure on employees at all levels to proactively learn in real time and quickly adapt. Credo has engaged in primary research with business leaders to discover and codify the skills that workers need to be able to foresee change, pivot quickly, and innovate. Dr. Keltner will share the CEO’s perspective on how these skills can transform the workplace and an employee’s potential, as well as how these skills align with higher ed’s mission to teach foundational skills of critical thinking, reasoning, information literacy, and communication.