All posts by Todd Zipper

Creating a Culture of Transparency: The CIRR Initiative

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Coding bootcamps have demonstrated their value by publishing statistics on graduation rates, job placement and other success metrics. But what do these statistics mean? In today’s UncompromisingEDU, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper discusses the CIRR Initiative and what it can do to improve transparency and accountability among coding bootcamps. By verifying success metrics and holding them all to the same standard, we can ensure they remain meaningful.

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Measuring What Matters: Defining Outcomes in Higher Education

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What are outcomes? We use the term in higher ed frequently, and we all agree that measuring student outcomes and making sure we provide good outcomes are important. But the term “outcomes” can be notoriously hard to define. In today’s UncompromisingEDU, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper drills down on the specifics of what we mean when we say “outcomes,” and discusses why each kind of student outcome is important to higher education and society at large.

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Reinventing How We Pay for College: The Benefits of Income Share Agreements

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The crisis of rising student debt presents an enormous problem for our society. Is higher education providing value to justify the debt, especially given the chances of that debt being passed on to taxpayers? In today’s UncompromisingEDU, Todd Zipper discusses one possible solution: income share agreements. These contracts between students and corporations can provide an alternative or supplement to federal or private student loans that has the potential to impose less burden on students — and more accountability on colleges.

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: Examining 2015’s Predictions and Peering into the Future

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Reflection is an essential part of learning, and the end of a year provides an excellent opportunity to reflect upon that year. Last year, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper made some predictions about trends in higher education during 2016. This year, he examines those predictions, talks about which ones came true and which didn’t, and makes some more forecasts, this time into 2017. How accurate was he?

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Changing How We See Credentials: An Interview with Matthew Pittinsky

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Credentials and diplomas are an important tool for both job-seekers and employers. Currently, though, few standards exist and most credentials are paper-based; this makes them difficult for job-seekers to distribute to potential employers, and it makes it difficult for employers to determine their value. In today’s UncompromisingEDU, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper talks with Matthew Pittinsky, CEO of Parchment, about alternatives to the current credentialing paradigm.

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State of International Learning: An Interview with Suren Naidoo

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Current events may lead you to believe that international learning is in trouble, but Suren Naidoo of Education for Advancement thinks there’s never been a better for international students time to study in the United States. In today’s UncompromisingEDU, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper interviews Suren Naidoo about the state of international learning, how we can improve it and what its future holds.

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