• Communicate Skills in Learning

    Skills are a language for learning. We talk about skills: in education and higher education (though I think we should be doing it much more), as we think about career planning, to summarize professional experiences, and in employers’ forecasts of future demand. I think it makes sense to bridge communication across these functions with skills,… Continue Reading

  • Significant Progress With Skills Applications

    In 2017, significant progress was made on the suite of applications: Skills Label, Skill Syllabi, Skills Based Approach and Skills Culture. Much of the development in 2017 was focused on Skills Label, which transformed from a display to a multi-faceted platform. It now has a dashboard (for administrators and users) and a landing page with… Continue Reading

  • Skills Label in Other File Formats

    How will the learning labels be used by students and professionals? From the landing page – a public URL, students will use the learning labels in different ways (and access different file formats). Here are three examples: A high school student sees the label and knows what needs to be done, so downloads a PNG… Continue Reading

  • Skills Label, Experiential Learning

    When I was a teenager and had free time, I satisfied my desire to learn my own way. I read old dusty ’80s encyclopedias and National Geographic magazines lying around from my older brother’s subscription. Teenagers learn differently: practicing or drilling sports, playing video (and now online) games, etc. Give students their time to learn… Continue Reading

  • How Learning Labels Solve Problems

    Problem: There is no standardized process and display to attribute what has been learned from an educational resource. There is no way of comparing traditional learning types – books, classroom courses, with emerging learning types – online games and courses, IoT, etc. This disarray becomes more apparent when comparing education, higher education, and professional learning… Continue Reading