‘LearningWorks’ is one word, but we would like the ‘W’ to be capitalized.
‘LearningWorks’ can be confused to be saying that “learning is good, one should learn and so therefore it works” but the concept is really about “ the job of teaching” and all the systems, research and techniques that support that job, figuring out what makes people learn.
There is also a bit of a play on words here, as we also emphasize the important connections between work and education. Opportunities to apply skills—where students connect hand, heart and head—is key to effective learning.
LearningWorks’ founding included the thinking of broad cross-section of people concerned about student success in community colleges. Founding partners include three organizations the Career Ladders Project, the Research and Planning Group (RP Group), and the California Community Colleges Success Network (3CSN).