The What, Who, & How of Competency Based Education

Share This:The competency based education approach, described by Educause, allows students to advance based on their ability to master a skill or competency at their own pace regardless of environment. This method is tailored to meet different learning abilities and can lead to more efficient student outcomes. CBE or “personalized learning” is further explained by… Read more »

Grand Rapids Office Gets New Digs

Share This:Last week the team at the Grand Rapids office moved to a new office space. Previously, they were in a shared office space called The Factory in downtown Grand Rapids. Since Sean Doty came on board with us, we decided to snatch up the open office space on the 3rd floor of their current… Read more »

Company Day at the Lake

Share This:Every year near the end of summer, we try and have a company fun day at Mac and Kim’s lake house on nearby Lake Jordan. It’s a fun day of relaxing, visiting, and soaking up some vitamin D. Not everyone is able to make it, but those of us who do have a great… Read more »

SmarterServices – Redefining our Company Brand

Share This:We are SmarterServices Full-Spectrum Assessment Services Company. Recently we launched our internal campaign to embrace our new branding strategy. Previously we’ve focused on both SmarterMeasure and SmarterProctoring as independent brands/products. As our company grows and evolves into more a full-spectrum assessment services company, we are migrating to our master brand of SmarterServices. The theme chosen… Read more »

BbWorld 2017 SmarterServices Takes On the Big Easy

Share This:BbWorld is upon us and our team is headed down to NOLA to shake hands with clients, meet new friends, learn what’s new with Bb, and show off our new booth and collateral design. We are excited about sharing with you the new vision for our company. As we transition into a full services… Read more »

BbWorld 2017 Kick-Off Client Luncheon

Share This:What better way to kick-off the BbWorld conference in NOLA than a great meal with clients at Mulate’s New Orleans Cajun Restaurant? It’s always a great to visit with clients and learn more about them. We may have products to sell to the world, but that’s not who we are. We are educators, moms, dads,… Read more »

Sean Doty – Welcome New Team Member

Share This:We are thrilled to welcome Sean Doty as our newest team member. He will be serving in the role of Engagement Manager for SmarterProctoring. Sean will be working in our Grand Rapids, MI office. Sean was born and raised in Northern Michigan and attended Michigan State University (Go Green!). While there, he graduated with… Read more »

CBE Summit at University of North Carolina

Share This:On Thursday, May 25th, The University of North Carolina is holding the 2nd annual Competency Based Education CBE Summit in Chapel Hill, NC. We are so honored to be apart of the special day, jam-packed with thought leaders and early adopters of CBE across the country. Well known Dr. Michelle Weise, Executive Director, Sandbox Collaborative,… Read more »

SmarterServices Fresh New Look

Share This:May is our month for new beginnings! Don’t you just love do-overs and second chances? Goodness knows we all need them every now and then. What about when you clean out your laundry room and organize everything. Maybe you hang a shelf or two and spruce it up with a new rug and a hamper?… Read more »

Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Every State

Share This:According to Business Insider, you may be wrong about the schools in which you think are hardest to get accepted. With an acceptance rate of 8.8%, California Institute of Technology leads the way being the hardest college in America to get into. Share This: