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ED2WORK Leadership Publishes Article in EvoLLLution on COVID-19 as a Catalyst for Continuous Learning
July 6, 2020
As the COVID-19 brings to light many of the pressing challenges facing higher education, experts are looking to alternative models, like the intentionally designed continuous learning model, to solve problems of inequity, inaccessibility and inflexibility. ED2WORK's Steven Taylor, founder and CEO, and Marie Cini, chief strategy officer, share how higher education and employers can leverage the challenge of the time to create positive, lasting change.
Strategies for Success in Moving Learning Online: ED2WORK Chief Strategy Officer Shares 3 Keys for Success
July 6, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic forced many students and schools to realize the importance of increasing access to education through digital channels. ED2WORK's Marie Cini, chief strategy officer, shares insights from her decades of experience leading online learning at institutions to share what schools can do to offer high-quality programs in more ways than ever before. The article, "The 3 Keys to Developing Successful Online Education Programs" is published in Education and Career News.
ED2WORK Joins 60 Other Education and Workforce Groups to Endorse the Emergency Broadband Connections Act
June 29, 2020
Following its earlier support to expand access to high-quality internet in the immediate aftermath of COVID-19 and shift to remote work and learning, ED2WORK joined 60 other education, workforce and community groups to endorse the Emergency Broadband Connections Act. The Act provides support to workers who have been laid off or furloughed, aids workers and families that need broadband to find jobs and access health care, education and other services
ED2WORK Signs Letter to Congress to Improve Access to Remote Learning for Students Impacted by COVID-19
April 24, 2020
On April 24, 2020, ED2WORK and 52 other higher education and related organizations and leaders sent a letter to Congressional leadership "to act swiftly to support today’s students by bolstering broadband connectivity for postsecondary students through COVID-19 emergency response legislation."
ED2WORK Founder Co-Authors New Article on Quality Assurance for a New Credential Marketplace
February 25, 2020
A new article in the peer-reviewed journal, New Directions for Community Colleges, discusses issues that arise when trying to assess the quality of credentials in a new credentialing market and presents elements of an evolving outcomes-based quality assurance model.
New ACE White Paper Authored by ED2WORK Helps Faculty Support Students' Career Readiness
February 18, 2020
With more college graduates than ever embarking on unanticipated career paths, faculty and institutional leaders should be providing curriculum to students that will serve them beyond their specific fields of study and allow them to be better prepared for a changing workforce, according to a new paper published by ACE.
ED2WORK Sponsors Rural Community College Commencement and Student Honor Society Fund
January 17, 2020
To reduce the financial burden that graduation and other fees place on students, especially in rural areas, ED2WORK removed that burden for students at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College with a sponsorship to cover costs associated with Spring 2020 commencement, and to establish a fund for students' membership dues to Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges.