Efforts are under way to capture a broader range of learning experiences and create frameworks to curate them, providing a more holistic view of student learning. Expanded records would contain a learner’s entire academic history from multiple institutions, including “extended transcripts,” representing the progress at individual credentialing organizations, as well as research, service learning, internships, study abroad, badges, co-curricular achievements, and other evidence of knowledge. A reimagined student record can present a much broader view of students’ activities, accomplishments, and learning, as well as how the different learning experiences intersect and build off of each other.
The 7 Things You Should Know About... series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues.
In addition to the 7 Things briefs, you may find other ELI resources useful in addressing teaching, learning, and technology issues at your institution. To learn more, please visit the ELI Resources page.