I was interviewed for Marketplace Money, in a segment that will air this weekend. We talked about all the new ways that new kinds of skills can and should be defined, assessed, and part of digital portfolios since so much of what the 21st century workplace demands is learned outside of school not inside. We also talked about how specious and useless letters of recommendation are becoming (because of fear of libel) and that resumes have become (padding!) and how peer systems, such as those used by Top Coder or Stack Exchange, offer lots more depth, specificity, complexity, detail, nuance . . . Google uses badge systems in its hiring, so does Apple. I hope you’ll listen to the interview and let me know what you think!
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