ASU+GSV: Stephen Goldsmith on moving toward a more consumer-driven system of learning

WorkingNation interviews leaders in public, private, and nonprofit spheres attending the ASU+GSV Virtual Summit as part of our #WorkingNationOverheard campaign

Postsecondary institutions need to listen to those consuming their product, particularly in a post-COVID world.

WorkingNation interviewed Strada Education Network’s senior strategy advisor, Stephen Goldsmith, for #WorkingNationOverheard as a media partner with ASU+GSV’s Virtual Summit 2020, held September 29 through October 1+October 8. You can watch all of the interviews on our YouTube channel.

Strada has long advocated for learners being heard.

Educators need to be “paying attention to needs, and communicating them, and providing the services that will actually lead them to a better place,” says Goldsmith.

Goldsmith says the workforce was hollowing pre-pandemic. Middle-class jobs had moved disproportionately down and white-collar ones up, creating a now increased need for new training opportunities and a hybrid education system that “recognizes the needs for both soft skills…and technical skills.”

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