COABE Conference Report

By Lucia Laudisio, April 6th, 2017 at 10:49 am

CSMlearn is having a positive impact on adult education, and a consortium of education researchers presented about it at the 2017 Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) National Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Patti Constantakis (Digital Promise), Robert Murphy (SRI International) and Shannon Sims (Mockingbird Education) shared the initial results from the Technologies in Adult Basic Literacies Evaluation (TABLE) Study in their session "Do Digital Learning Technologies Support Literacy and Math Skill Development for Low-Skilled Adults?" The TABLE Study examines the implications of technology in adult education by analyzing the effects of five digital adult literacy instructional systems, including CSM, My Foundations Lab (Pearson Education) and  ALEKS (McGraw-Hill Education). CSM had the largest gains in both math and literacy, and the highest student engagement.

Vincent Briley, JaNice Marshall, and Victoria Berry (Tri-C Community College) presented on "Mission-Driven Innovation: The Adult Diploma Program at Cuyahoga Community College 2015–2017", highlighting how CSM is helping adult diploma candidates build the skills, persistence, and self-efficacy that they need to pass the WorkKeys Assessments and succeed in career pathways courses in Tri-C's innovative new approach to earning a high school diploma.

In addition, 5 CSM-Certified students were runners up for the Adult Learner of the Year Award. Our congratulations to Brian Russell, Andrea Vulgamore, Jamar Cameron, Patience Eutz, and Rhonda Worley!

CSM and Economic Development at CALED & TEDC

By Lucia Laudisio, March 23rd, 2017 at 9:04 am

CEO David Goldberg presented at both the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, and the California Association of Local Economic Development(CALED) Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, to introduce the economic development community to the concept of High Performance Communities.

While economic development traditionally focuses on business incentives, the strength of a community is based on the strength of its workforce.  Economic developers often have deep ties to government and to the broader business community and are well-positioned to be the initiators of a High Performance Community (and will be especially excited to see new businesses attracted by the newly world-class workforce that a High Performance Community provides!). 

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New CSM Android app

By Lucia Laudisio, January 16th, 2017 at 1:35 pm

App-arently CSM users love using their phones!  

You asked for a more mobile-friendly way to work on CSM, and you wanted to be able to continue building your High Performance skills when you are on the go. When you make suggestions, we listen! The CSM Android app is fully featured, and offers a much more streamlined interface (internet access still required).

To get the CSM app, go to the Google Play store on your Android device and search for CSMlearn, or click Download Now.

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