Consumers today have access to thousands of reviews and copious amounts of data on just about every item they purchase (even the seemingly insignificant, like a $20 HDMI cable). But when it comes to making what, for most, will be one of the largest investments in their lifetime, prospective college students have precious little information that could guide their decision-making process.
An America where all people can realize their purpose and potential to achieve meaningful careers and fulfilling lives.
Researchour first report
The Permanent Detour: Underemployment’s Long-Term Effects on the Careers of College Grads
The research that we create in house and commission externally will help our policymakers, institutions, entrepreneurs, employers and reformers invest in the infrastructure and systems that working learners will need as they face the future of the workforce. Through our research we will explore questions such as
What does social mobility mean in a "majority minority" nation?
What are the biggest barriers to innovation in college-to-career pathways?
How can peer-to-peer interactions create savvier consumers of higher ed?
How will machine learning influence the workplace of the future?
How might assessments better capture a learner’s skills, mindset and experiences?
What can we learn from nontraditional, employer-validated career pathways?
When it comes to higher education, so much of what we buy is a black box. Most students don’t know how much they’ll pay prior to enrollment, let alone where their predecessors landed jobs after graduation. Were they able to pay off their debt? How meaningful did they find the work they were doing after they had graduated?
“Any useful statement about the future should at first seem ridiculous.”
—Jim Dator, futurist at University of Hawaii-Manoa Here’s something ridiculous for you: Futurists and experts on aging and longevity are now suggesting that the first people to live to be 150 years old have already been born. That is a long time to live — and work. It’s almost…
The robots are coming, and some of them are charming. That was my reaction on a recent visit to Singularity University, when I met two robots named Pris and Pepper. Even though her “brain” was turned off when I met Pris, she was still able to sit on the floor, cock her head, blink, blink, and follow my words and my body with her head. At times, she would even blink …
Michelle R. Weise is a higher education expert who specializes in disruptive innovation and the future of learning and work. As chief innovation officer and senior vice president, she leads Strada Education Network’s workforce strategies as well as its innovation and thought leadership priorities. Her research focuses on the future of the workforce and how to connect students more directly to meaningful employment pathways throughout their working lives.
Beth is committed to understanding and advancing the future of learning and work for all. She was formerly the chief strategy and research officer with the Colorado Department of Higher Education, where she focused on using longitudinal research to drive better policy decision-making. Beth believes that by researching and embracing the future world of work and adapting our learning ecosystem to match this evolution, we can be proactive rather than reactive.
Andrew researches the challenges associated with the future of work and how our learning ecosystem must evolve to meet those challenges head on. Andrew was formerly a senior research analyst at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Andrew believes that preparing for the future of work is the fundamental challenge of our generation as it will determine who and how many have access to an independent and prosperous life.
Since June 2016, Strada Education Network and Gallup have interviewed more than 250,000 U.S. education consumers from all walks of life and educational pathways about their experiences, decisions and outcomes. This panel explores these consumer perspectives on the intersections between higher education, work and life.
Presenters: Bill Hansen, Brandon Busteed
Panelists: Governor Eric Holcomb, State of Indiana, Dave Clayton, Bridget Burns
Moderator: Carol D’Amico
In this session, our panel of experts will discuss exponential changes in technology, the future of automation, and deep learning in order to illuminate how education and training infrastructure and systems will need to transform for working learners to seamlessly reskill and retool throughout their working lives.
Moderator: Michelle Weise
Panelists: Ryan Craig, Michael Horn, Jeff Selingo, Peter Smith
At Strada Education Network, we believe that the future of our nation’s economic prosperity and competitiveness depends on a citizenry that constantly retools itself for the future. The Strada Institute will be focused on catalyzing more direct and promising pathways between education and employment for all working learners. Please join us at the ASU+GSV Summit as we launch the Strada Institute for the Future of Work.
Help us rename “lifelong learning”
Tired of drinking the Kool-Aid just to move the needle to help think outside the box and create a paradigm shift to promote personalized adaptive lifelong learning? Wait, what?!
We need new and better ways of describing the present and future learning ecosystem. Share your clever ideas to rename “lifelong learning.” Think big or think small, but just think of a new name and send it to us for a chance to win!