With badges, colleges take a hard look at teaching soft skills (Education Dive)

"Rolando Sanchez gave his students at Northwest Vista College (NVC) a challenge: record a minute-long speech pitching an idea to a hypothetical senior executive and then a second one pitching the same idea to that person's teammates."—Source: Education Dive

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