The future of learning and work is transition. A transcript of courses from a certificate or degree program today represents what you have done. But the transcript was never designed to document what you have learned. It served to reduce friction as the number of learners grew exponentially after the world wars of the 20th century. But learning and work has become more complex as learner and worker mobility has increased, and the requirement for iterative bouts of learning and training extend across a 100yr plus lifespan. Higher ed is now looking at the ’60 Year Curriculum’, but our systems are built for 2 to 4 years and done. For example, today you have to go back to each institution to ask for your ‘official’ records to be sent to the next school or employer. You are not trusted. Something has to change.
ASU and Salesforce embarked nearly two years ago on a co-development partnership to design a system for managing learning/work records focused on the individual. The goal is to provide learner and worker agency over their accomplishments – to organize them, package them and send them, in a verifiable way, to whomever they wish, whenever they wish. Distributed leaders, IPFS, and future of education. Come join us for a glimpse ahead.