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Adaptive Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive knowledge Economy

In January 2019, the Calhoun Center for Higher Education Innovation at Virginia Tech launched a multiyear project designed to explore the connections between adaptation and inclusiveness in learning. Our thesis was that a full-fledged commitment to adaptive learning has the potential to diversify the emerging knowledge economy while also making it more inclusive. Moreover, increased diversification and inclusiveness can enhance socioeconomic sustainability and enable our society to engage all pertinent voices when approaching complex problems.

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    On Topic: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    As COVID-19 impacted the world, the rise of #MeToo, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQIA2S+, and other movements have driven businesses worldwide to demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). Prior to convening the first meeting of our Deep Dive Think Tank dedicated to DE&I, Future Talent Council conducted a survey on the topic among […]

    Building Successful University-Corporate Partnerships

    Relationships between higher education and the corporate world have advanced, especially post-pandemic. At the University of Memphis, we have been fortunate to collaborate with great corporations including FedEx, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, the City of Memphis, and Nike. We have come a long way and, in the process, have learned a great deal about building […]

    Learner Empowerment Through Inclusive and Accessible Online Teaching Practices

    Recent data indicates that a significant percentage of vulnerable students have been “lost” in the process of school closures over the past year, and that learning losses might be severe. Specifically, educational gaps between vulnerable groups and others have been exacerbated, generating higher dropouts and absenteeism, as well as long-term social and emotional impacts (OECD, […]

    The Importance of Understanding the Customer Experience in Higher Education

    Conversely, what is lesser-known is what the CX holistically looks like for higher education administrators to understand where to improve the experience strategically. For this reason, having a comprehensive understanding of the voice of the customer (VOC) is paramount as it provides invaluable insights into their needs and satisfaction with any part of the product, […]

    The Future of Internships

    Predicting the future can, at times, be a simple extrapolation of current systems, products, and processes. However, the future can quickly change our world in ways we never imagined. It forces us to re-imagine what we knew previously. The impact of the COVID-19 virus is an example. Future scenarios can also be seen by certain individuals with keen imagination and vivid dreams. Their “world of tomorrow” often manifests itself only after many years.