Beyond the Transcript

Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed, Jul 13, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The Lumina Foundation has sponsored an initiative top extend the traditional university transcript. "Student knowledge that might be documented in next-generation transcript prototypes include co-curricular or experiential learning -- maybe working on a campus robotics team -- or even soft skills like critical thinking and good communication. Digital badges also could be included." A variety of options may be considered: "Notable players include Parchment, the National Student Clearinghouse and Campus Labs. Related offerings include those from Merit Pages, Degreed and the Mozilla Foundation’s Open Badges."

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