Bringing Jobs and Workers Together in the New Skills Economy

Bridging the disconnect between learners and employers requires a new approach to help open opportunities for people who have historically been underserved by the current system. Can blockchain help fill these gaps?

FBI Report Addresses Hacking in Online Classes and Other Meetings

Tthere has been a significant uptick in reports of conference disruptions by individuals posting pornographic or hate images and using threatening language. In light of these security concerns, the FBI has sent out a press release on how to use the platform more securely.

Value of Prior Learning Assessment Policies for Colleges

A recent report from the Association of Community College Trustees highlights the impact of prior learning assessment (PLA) policies for colleges.

For Veterans Without Degrees Additional Certification Offers Benefits/Hope

A new Strada Education Network report captures the responses of about 30,000 veterans ages 18 to 64 on their educational experiences and attitudes. The report also details education outcomes and the benefits and challenges faced by veterans with a sub-baccalaureate certificate.

George Mason’s New Digital Technology Certification Is Preparing Today’s Grads for Tomorrow’s Economy

The new digital technology credit at George Mason University, designed with detailed guidance from several major business in the Washington area, helps ensure that graduates will have skills and extensive knowledge in fields like statistics, data visualization, and cybersecurity.

“Learning by Doing” Through Apprenticeships and Flexible Completion Pathways

A competitive workforce and an innovative economy have always depended on a mix of formal postsecondary education and “learning by doing” in the workplace. What does that mix look like in 2018?

ACE President Ted Mitchell Joins Other Experts to Discuss the Value of Digital Credentials at ASU + GSV Summit

ACE President Ted Mitchell joined five other experts to offer perspectives and predictions on the future of digital credentials during a session titled “Credentials as Currency: The Future of Skills Liquidity” at ASU+GSV Summit 2018.

Competency Frameworks: Blueprints for Strong Learning Structures

A recent blog post from the Lumina Foundation discusses how frameworks act as blueprints to ensure all credentials are of high quality.

New Evidence on Integrated Career Pathways

The Urban Institute, in partnership with The George Washington University, recently released an impact analysis of the Accelerating Opportunity (AO) initiative across four states. The program, created by Jobs for the Future, helps students and adults enroll in integrated career pathway programs at community and technical colleges.

ACE at 100: Lifting Nontraditional Learners to Postsecondary Success

Helping more Americans gain access to and graduate from college has been a large part of ACE’s mission ever since the Council was formed in 1918 to help soldiers returning from World War I gain a college degree. And it continues to play a central role today, as we prepare to celebrate our centennial.

NOVA-Mason Partnership Provides Guided Pathways for Transfer Students

George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College have expanded upon an existing partnership to provide “guided pathways” for transfer students through ADVANCE: A NOVA Mason Partnership.

Morgan State University Paving the Way for Adult Learners Through CPL

Research shows that adult learners are more likely to enroll in, persist in and complete postsecondary education programs when institutions recognize students’ previous experiences and grant credit for prior learning. With a boost from ACE’s Center for Education, Attainment and Innovation’s College and University Partnerships, Morgan State University, the largest historically black college and university in Maryland, is doing just that.