How I Built This: The Role of Microcredentials in the Wave of Shifting Higher Education Learner Demographics
- Sherri Braxton, Sc.D., Senior Director of Instructional Technology, University of Maryland Baltimore Campus
- Susan Donat, Ph.D., Director of Curriculum & Assistant Director of Assessment, Messiah University
- Scott Owczarek, University Registrar, University of Wisconsin–Madison
- Moderator: Suzanne Carbonaro, Director of Academic Partnerships, AEFIS
The higher education transcript, codified around courses, credits, and grades, is becoming more expressive, documenting more explicitly what has been learned, acquired, and practiced. The Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) is at the epicenter of this change, helping to unpack evidence of learning and making it more explicit and meaningful to students, employers, and institutions. Listen in to university leaders as they discuss their initiatives around CLR at their institution.
"When leadership on your campus sees this as a great way to serve students, you’ll get better buy-in, and you’ll continue to get new enthusiasm for your vision."
Yes, I would like to learn more about AEFIS!
- Suzanne Carbonaro, Director of Academic Partnerships, AEFIS
Suzanne Carbonaro stresses that the future of work has arrived early and that institutions can lead by being more in love with their students’ needs than their traditions. One thing happening now and likely to persist because of COVID-19 is the change to certificates ahead of degrees for adult learners who are going back or for new college students beginning in the fall. Higher education needs to be ready. IMS is the place where the best leaders in educational technology work side by side.
"Our colleagues are sharing out ideas that ultimately step into revising old policies and processes to be new and aligned to what the students need, what employers are looking for in students, and how higher education can support the learner–earner trajectory."