Foundational Skills for Higher Education
Now more than ever it is important for college graduates to be career-ready as they transition from academia to the dynamic world of work. While foundational skills such as critical thinking, communication, and teamwork are called out as essential skills by employers, they are often inconsistently developed and measured in higher ed.
NimblyWise offers solutions to address this need
Learn about our courseware
Developed by educators, instructional designers, and subject matter experts, NimblyWise offers high quality e-learning instructional content to teach and measure key foundational skills all in one easy-to-use platform. We’ll also provide faculty with the resources they need to align foundational skill development with specific classroom instruction, and give them the freedom to focus on their discipline rather than skills remediation.
Information literacy is an essential, transferable skill that students need to successfully navigate personal decisions, their academic careers, and workplace challenges. The amount of information available online and in print is increasingly overwhelming. With information literacy skills, students will be able to navigate the complex information landscape to solve problems and make informed decisions. The information literate individual is able to identify their information need; access, search for, and evaluate the relevant information; and share their findings responsibly.
Why Information Literacy Matters
- Types of Sources
- Understanding Scholarly Material
- Search Techniques and Tools Information Management
- Preservation and Ethical Management of Data
- Why Citations Matter
- APA, MLA, Turabian Citations
- Other Citation Styles
- Academic Integrity
- Legal Issues
Through skills tagging and robust data analytics, NimblyWise gives you a holistic view of each student, no matter where they are in their academic journey. This enables your institution to have continuous instructional improvement.
Through reflection activities, students are able to be more intentional in their skill development. They are better able to see the connections between the skills they are developing as a student in all learning experiences and how those skills impact their career readiness.