Usually I wait to make this post until the app is fully built and only show screenshots, but I am not sure when I am going to get the chance to finish building Learning Labels Teams. This app is designed to provide functionality for a team to share and pool learning resources and signal their skill sets among each other. The two types of connections are peers and teachers.
I look forward to building this app as it applies features and interactions I proposed nearly a decade ago as part of the Skills Based Approach methodology. Signaling skills is part of the Presenting Stage (one of the four stages a learner constantly cycles through). In the book Skills Based Approach, I argue teams work better together when everyone knows each other skills.
In addition, predicting a ‘collective intelligence’ is more effective with soft skills and not simply summing up intelligences. This app (all the Learning Labels apps) references all types of skills, including thinking, soft, and technical skills.
Most of the screens include Skill Points, which are numerical learning gains. Skills Points are calculated on a skill-by-skill basis by a complex algorithm as learning labels get created. Throughout the Learning Label apps, Skill Points get aggregated for higher level elements (project, syllabi, and jobs). In this app, they are aggregated as Low, Median, and High for a team and are prominent on the Skill Emblems.