Universal Transcript

Universal Transcripts

Student-managed, independently-verified Universal Transcripts could be the largest transformation in education and workforce.

Lack of Student Involvement & Agency is a Big Problem

While there are many discussions and solutions from portfolios to blockchain to competency transcripts, what is clear is that students and jobseekers need a place where they can manage both the authorized and secure education, training and employment records and transcripts, and have other relevant experience that would not be on a transcript recorded as well.

NLET’s interest in Universal Transcripts is to help coordinate the discussions so that they result in standards-based data solutions that can work in unison with a variety of products and services that are emerging.

With an emphasis on competency-based education in high school and college, with regards to skills-based occupational training and internships and apprenticeships, it is not clear where all can be recorded and managed to the learner’s or jobseeker’s advantage. Or how that transcript will interact with existing student information or registrar systems. Or whether institutions will accept such transcripts officially.

Update: Universal Transcripts Smart Contracts Network Forming

There are issues of where records are kept, issues over who will except new transcripts, and then the issue of “contracts” between learners and institutions.

NLET is seeking to build a network of organizations, institutes, and individuals working on these issues, and help them link into the data standards activity in the country that is focused on competencies, skills, and apprenticeships.

The motivation for this work is to promote learner, student, and jobseeker ownership over actively managing their own learning, training, and experience. The reason for this is that most learners, students, and jobseekers attend more than one in-person or online learning, education, and training organization, and have multiple related experiences.

These cannot be gathered from each institution or employer each time the individual applies for a more learning, training, or work.

NLET is deeply involved with blockchain, skills and labor data and other technology based solutions to the problems of learning provenance.

Update: Universal Transcripts Smart Contracts Network Forming

There are issues of where records are kept, issues over who will except new transcripts, and then the issue of “contracts” between learners and institutions.

NLET is seeking to build a network of organizations, institutes, and individuals working on these issues, and help them link into the data standards activity in the country that is focused on competencies, skills, and apprenticeships.

The motivation for this work is to promote learner, student, and jobseeker ownership over actively managing their own learning, training, and experience. The reason for this is that most learners, students, and jobseekers attend more than one in-person or online learning, education, and training organization, and have multiple related experiences.

These cannot be gathered from each institution or employer each time the individual applies for a more learning, training, or work.

NLET is deeply involved with blockchain, skills and labor data and other technology based solutions to the problems of learning provenance.

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