Success with student outcomes wins 2 Florida community colleges Aspen Prize

educationdive | April 03, 2019

Two Florida community colleges won top awards Tuesday from The Aspen Institute's College Excellence Program based on their graduation and transfer rates and students' success in the workforce. Miami Dade College, which enrolls about 96,000 students, and Indian River State College, which enrolls about 24,300 students, each received $350,000 as winners of the Aspen Prize, which has been awarded every other year since 2011. Three other colleges — Odessa College and Palo Alto College, both in Texas, and Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, in Washington state — received $100,000 each for winning the Rising Star award, which recognizes colleges that have dramatically improved student outcomes. The Aspen Institute singled out the two award winners for accomplishments that often rank among the top priorities of community colleges across the country, including mapping clear pathways for students to transfer to a four-year institution, providing supports to help learners continue their education and serving a diverse population. At Miami Dade, students have access to credential maps, which provide stackable credential pathways they can follow for different fields and careers. The college also pairs these guided pathways with strong advising.

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While the usage of videos in eLearning is not a new concept, the wider adoption of mobile learning and microlearning has accelerated its use for learning. In this article, I outline 6 video-based learning strategies that you must adopt in 2019.We consume video-based content several times during our day for a variety of reasons. These include videos for entertainment, infotainment, learning and so on.

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While the usage of videos in eLearning is not a new concept, the wider adoption of mobile learning and microlearning has accelerated its use for learning. In this article, I outline 6 video-based learning strategies that you must adopt in 2019.We consume video-based content several times during our day for a variety of reasons. These include videos for entertainment, infotainment, learning and so on.

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CyberUSA Partners With Superus Careers to Launch the Cyber Career Exchange Platform

CyberUSA | April 20, 2022

On April 19th, CyberUSA, a national network of cyber communities, announced that it has partnered with Superus Careers to launch the Cyber Career Exchange platform. The partnership will support regional, state-level, and national communities to meet the cybersecurity talent gap. According to CyberSeek, a National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) project estimates that there are over 600,000 unfilled positions in cybersecurity. As a specialized platform, the Cyber Career Exchange uses a dedicated methodology to help employers find skilled candidates based on job skills. It also provides a system for job seekers and employers to certify skills and lets them find and develop future employees. "I am proud of our advancements over the past 6 years in connecting cyber communities across the country. Starting with seven statewide cyber communities and growing thirty states to date has provided tremendous value in shaping the cybersecurity landscape at both the state and federal levels. With growing threats and talent shortage more has to be done. The most immediate solutions to filling the open cyber jobs is to provide a system, hosted within trusted communities across the US, designed specifically to help employers and candidates easily find one another. The Cyber Career Exchange accomplishes that goal and more." -CyberUSA's Co-founder David Powell "Having worked within and recruited for Financial Services and Healthcare organizations, I understand the vulnerabilities, especially with a shortage that exists in the workforce. I am excited for us to play our role in filling that void from an employment standpoint, which will have a positive impact on generations to come," -Superus Careers CEO, Larry Silver

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Milwaukee School of Engineering Partners with Everspring to Expand Online

Everspring | March 02, 2022

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