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The Future Is Here: New Brief Examines Enhanced Role of Learning Recognition

Posted by CAEL

Topics: Prior Learning Assessments (PLA), Social justice, WICHE, COVID-19

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has published the latest in a series of briefs that are part of a landscape analysis made possible by funding from Strada Education Network and Lumina Foundation. The studies focus on policy and practice issues related to the recognition of prior learning. 

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Maybe Clayton Christensen Was Right … Disruption Is Coming to Higher Education

Posted by John King

Topics: Trends in Higher Education, COVID-19

In 2013 I attended a symposium in Boston where Clayton Christensen made a presentation on disruptive theory and the future of higher education. At the same symposium Paul LeBlanc made a presentation on a new venture begun by Southern New Hampshire University called College for America offering a competency-based curriculum designed for working adults. I became an immediate fan of both and have followed them ever since. Today, as we face the worst health crisis in modern times, which has disrupted the world in general and higher education in particular, I can see how both men may play a large role in how higher education transitions in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Newly Released Brief Argues for Expanded Offering of PLA and Greater Outreach to Students Who Can Benefit the Most

Posted by Carlo Bertolini

Topics: Prior Learning Assessments (PLA), WICHE, COVID-19

With an eye toward aiding the response of postsecondary policymakers and practitioners as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis, CAEL and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education have released a brief offering early insight into the results of a nearly completed, extensive evaluation of prior learning assessment (PLA). 

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