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News, Views and Insights Across The Work and Learn Divide

30Aug
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Mental Models are Holding Higher Ed Hostage

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How student voice and challenging age-old assumptions in education can fuel the systemic change today’s students want and need. What truly holds large educational systems back from change? So many of us recognize the need for change in all social systems including healthcare, education and business to adapt to the changing face of society, yet […]
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27Aug
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What is Their Lived Experience?

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Introducing Today’s Student Experience Lab Buckle up team!  We are putting our student-centric glasses on for a fun and thought-provoking ride.  We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Today’s Student Experience Lab in partnership with the Lumina Foundation. The Lab is aimed at helping Lumina and its partners gain deeper insights into the challenges and opportunities […]
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26Oct
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Virtual Student Experience Labs are Here!

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Kinetic Seeds provides the platform and methodology, you provide the students. Together, we elevate the voices of those most closely connected to the experiences in need of innovation by uncovering system-level barriers and opportunities, shifting critical mind-sets, and delivering better and stronger outcomes.
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30Jul
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Let’s Talk About Jennifer: An Insider’s Perspective on Credit for Learning

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Next up in our Project APPLY series is an insider perspective on credit for learning penned by James R. Hallmark, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for The Texas A&M University System. Dr. Hallmark, a long-time advocate for transfers and credit for learning, reveals a number of hidden (and not so hidden) barriers affecting a […]
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02Jul
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Some of our best education pathways need some extra care and attention

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In developing the graphic above to support Project APPLY (Advocating for Portability of Previous Learning), it got us thinking — while most of us within postsecondary circles acknowledge that today’s students and workers learn in different ways, places and contexts, we aren’t necessarily doing enough to ensure that they (1) get credit for their learning […]
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15Apr
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Empowering Today’s Learners and Workers with Due Credentials

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By Lara K. Couturier, principal at HCM Strategists and Christine Flanagan, president, Kinetic Seeds. The COVID-19 crisis has produced record levels of unemployment, disrupted student learning on an unprecedented scale and laid bare the structural racism that leads to highly inequitable outcomes in areas such as health, education and economic opportunity. Even before the current […]
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01Apr
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Shared Vulnerability During Crisis

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A Challenge or an Opportunity for Equity in Postsecondary Education? The lens through which we see the world changes during times of crisis, and never more so than what’s happening in our world right now amidst the global pandemic of COVID-19. This virus does not discriminate. It attacks the young and the old, the rich […]
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20Sep
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A Student View of Quality in Education

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Dear Students of America, Did you know that there are 334,000+ unique credentials and 500,000+ programs in the U.S. alone? Your range of educational options is limitless. Whether you are 18-, 28- or 58-years old, there’s never been a better time to be a student today, to discover your passion, to explore your interests, to […]
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17Sep
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We Need More Bridges

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A call for action to help people, policies, and practices cross the chasm of inequity I distinctly remember asking my calculus teacher in a sudden outburst following 40 minutes of sheer confusion and frustration what on earth I would ever need to know this stuff for.  He stumbled a bit on the answer at first, […]
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