The Art of Knowledge
What About SCANS?
Does anybody still use the Arnie Packer technology started at Hopkins. Below is some information on SCANS for those of you who may not know how it is different from Blooms Taxonomy.
Apparently there isn't much out there considering scans200.org got shut down. I know the technology got bought by ThinQ in 2000 but I figured the initiative would still be alive and in the higher education sector. It stemmed form this program at Hopkins here in Baltimore.
Form the ThinQ website
- JHU's SCANS 2000 Career Transcript System technology and other SCANS training products will be incorporated into the THINQ TrainingServer/LMS to provide an online tool for communities to encourage individuals within those communities to gain the skills they need to fill key positions in the local job market.
The SCANS 2000 Computer Based Training (CBT) courses offer essential soft skill topics that THINQ can launch and track through the TrainingServer LMS. The Career Transcript System and CBT programs were built in response to communities everywhere trying to attract quality employers and provide skilled workers to populate those organizations. Now members of the community can document their existing skills, access training to help win jobs and promotions within their own towns, and document progress and skills enhancement throughout their careers.
"This project will provide a pipeline of qualified workers to a market where there is an acute labor shortage," said Dr. Arnie Packer
SCANS had this great system of building on rudimentary skills in order to gain proficiencies in certain areas needed for employment within the new economy.
Here's an explanation of Blooms Taxonomy.
- "What is going to happen eventually is that, just like certain certificates are accepted by employers now, the teamwork certificate, or the teamwork part of the transcript, is going to be just as accepted, so that employers will know, 'When I hire people with this certificate, they work out on the job,'" Jaffee said.
Apparently people are simplifying SCANS down to a lifelong process of tracking skills and achieving certifications in areas such as"team work" and "goal achieving". This wasn't what perked my eye brows when I first saw this almost 2 years ago. What sparked me was the way in which the certifications were met. The step by step process and how it differed from Blooms Taxonomy. Anyway...it looks like it's buried or bought and now incorporated under a new "currently being branded" name.
Link posted by JVMM : 1:15 PM