Innovations in the Integration of Critical Thinking in the Classroom

When her university decided to bolster its general education courses with stronger critical thinking and information literacy instruction, Dr. Stephanie Dance-Barnes became the pilot professor for an innovative new program. In her recent webinar, she discussed the collaborative teaching approach she used to reinforce skills and create experiential learning outcomes. Through the use of Credo Education’s platform, she was able to establish a foundation for learning how to learn while also meeting Winston Salem State University’s renewed focus on measurable, real-time assessment throughout the curriculum.  


This was the first in Credo Education’s webinar series: Assessment & Skill Development in Today’s Knowledge Economy. Access recordings and view upcoming webinars here.

Coming up: Credo CEO Mike Sweet presents “Assessment of Skills in the New Economy.”

Forces of technology have changed how businesses react to the market, putting pressure on employees to learn in real time and quickly adapt. Mike will share how these skills transform the workplace, as well as how these skills align with higher ed’s mission.

Author: Mike Sweet

Mike Sweet is a visionary business leader who is taking education and the world of work into the future. His experience managing hundreds of employees helped him recognize the need for education to go well-beyond simple knowledge and technical skill acquisition to ensure people know what, how, and when to learn something new. This real-time learning ability is crucial for success as we are in the 4th Industrial Revolution. Prior to NimblyWise, Mike was the CEO of Credo Reference, a SaaS based research platform provider, for 10 years. His expertise in technology, culture-building and business growth strategies enabled Credo Reference to expand rapidly and build a loyal customer base of thousands of libraries. The company earned several awards for its products and services, including SIAA CODiE awards across multiple categories, Library Journal’s Best Reference Award, Choice’s Outstanding Title recognition, and a place on eContent Magazine’s Top 100 Companies. Before joining Credo Reference as CFO in 2006, Mike served as CFO and COO of CoreWeb, a software development and consulting company. He also spent seven years at Global Insight providing Fortune 500 companies with business planning solutions for market analysis and strategic planning. Mike holds an MBA from Babson and lives in Natick, Massachusetts with his wife, Jessica, and his two daughters, Charlotte and Avery.