6 Things You Should Know About Single Mother Learners on Your Campus

November 6, 2019

Single moms make up 11% of all undergraduate college students, and research shows that college success helps them build family-sustaining careers and contribute to their local economies. Over the past several months, the community colleges participating in the Single Moms Success Design Challenge (SMSDC) – Delgado Community College, Monroe Community College, Central New Mexico Community College, and Ivy Tech Community College – dove deep into understanding the experiences faced by single mother learners. Through a series of design sessions facilitated by the Lab, the schools gained important insights for ideation and prototyping of potential solutions to dramatically increase single mothers’ attainment of degrees and high-quality credentials.

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Badging Fellowships Awarded to Five Institutions Accelerating the Use of Micro-credentials for 21st Century Skills

September 26, 2019

Breadth of applications signals growing interest in experimentation as digital credential adoption grows

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How to Get it Done: A 2-Day Sprint to Redesign an HBCU’s Curriculum

August 29, 2019

Increased financial pressures and declining enrollment are forcing small private colleges to adapt. For many, a curriculum redesign is the way forward. Florida Memorial University (FMU) is facing many of the same pressures as other colleges and universities across the country—they’re working to tackle mounting pressures and adjust to a changing landscape.

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6 Things You Should Know About Single Mother Learners on Your Campus

Single moms make up 11% of all undergraduate college students, and research shows that college success helps them build family-sustaining careers and contribute to their local economies. Over the past several months, the community colleges participating in the Single Moms Success Design Challenge (SMSDC) – Delgado Community College, Monroe Community College, Central New Mexico Community College, and Ivy Tech Community College – dove deep into understanding the experiences faced by single mother learners. Through a series of design sessions facilitated by the Lab, the schools gained important insights for ideation and prototyping of potential solutions to dramatically increase single mothers’ attainment of degrees and high-quality credentials.

Badging Fellowships Awarded to Five Institutions Accelerating the Use of Micro-credentials for 21st Century Skills

Breadth of applications signals growing interest in experimentation as digital credential adoption grows

How to Get it Done: A 2-Day Sprint to Redesign an HBCU’s Curriculum

Increased financial pressures and declining enrollment are forcing small private colleges to adapt. For many, a curriculum redesign is the way forward. Florida Memorial University (FMU) is facing many of the same pressures as other colleges and universities across the country—they’re working to tackle mounting pressures and adjust to a changing landscape.

Building an Innovation Toolkit with the 2019-20 ACE Fellows

On August 6, the Lab led a human-centered design session for the 2019-20 cohort of ACE Fellows, a diverse group of 38 aspiring leaders in higher education. We were honored to join them on the first day of their opening retreat to provide practical guidance on how they can apply a human-centered design lense to transform their institutions.

Updates from the Field | Building Understanding

The “understand” part of our design work is what allows it to be “human-centered”— through empathy building, we root ourselves in users’ experiences so we can approach the development of solutions through the lens of their needs, motivations, and behaviors. This summer, the Lab dug into the “understand” phase of this work with institutional teams from two of our newest design challenges – Single Moms Success and G3 Healthcare Pathways.

Welcome to the Lab! Meet Sammie.

We are pleased to announce that Sammie Oputa has joined the Lab as Executive Assistant and Design Associate!

Pioneering Community College Enlists Education Design Lab to Grow Virginia’s Health Care Talent Pipeline

Virginia Western Community College and national non-profit co-design pathway to region’s fast-growing healthcare careers

Welcome to the Lab, Naomi!

We’re pleased to announce that Naomi Boyer has joined the Lab as an Education Designer, Digital Credential Products.

Goodwill, Alamo Colleges District, and Education Design Lab Team-Up to UpSkill Frontline Workers in San Antonio

UpSkill SA! taps the potential of learner-centric design to prepare frontline workers for jobs in the region’s fastest growing fields

The Lab is growing! Meet Miriam

We’re pleased to announce that Miriam Swords Kalk has joined the Lab as an Education Designer.