The T3 Innovation Network is excited to leverage its data and technology projects, tools, and partnerships to support scalable pilot testing of interoperable learning records (ILRs) throughout 2020. This effort builds on the existing data infrastructure work already underway by the T3 Network and provides a unique opportunity to coordinate and apply these projects in a concrete way to support ILRs.
If you are interested in launching a new ILR or enhancing the interoperability of an existing CLR, we ask that you submit a form to show your interest in organizing a pilot with partners. We are also soliciting resources (e.g., data standards, competency data, technical protocols, etc.) that can be included in a new ILR Resource Hub to be launched early next year.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is an ILR and why is the T3 Network focused on them?
An interoperable learning record (ILR) is a digital record of learning that can document learning wherever it occurs, including at the workplace, through an education program/experience, or through military training. An ILR can also be linked to an individual for the purposes of pursuing additional educational and employment opportunities. Digital learning records go by many names—such as a comprehensive learner record (CLR), digital credentials wallet, or universal learner record (ULR)—but what makes them an ILR is their ability to be transferable and recognizable across student information, employer HR, and military systems.
Why the T3 Network
Implementing ILRs at scale is not a product problem, but an infrastructure problem. The T3 Network is ideally positioned to support ILR pilots because its approach is use-case driven, standards-based, and vendor neutral. The emerging data and technology infrastructure that the T3 Network is seeding is able to support a diverse and vibrant ecosystem of ILR sharing across multiple vendor products, platforms, and stakeholders.
What is the ILR Resource Hub?
The T3 Network will launch an ILR Resource Hub that will contain open data resources as well as links to partners that can enhance the interoperability of current and new learner record products and tools. The ILR Resource Hub will be available to any stakeholder or set of partners that are interested in pursuing an ILR pilot.
What is in the Resource Hub?
The ILR Resource Hub will contain a variety of resources to support networks of organizations implementing ILRs. Resources will include documentation on data standards that support interoperability across stakeholder systems, technical protocols for linking data to individuals, competency data for populating content in the ILR, information about other pilot partners and potential partners for your ILR pilot, and high level field guides that provide instructions and best practices for implementing, coordinating, and evaluating ILRs.
What is the cost to use it?
The ILR Resource Hub is free to anyone that is interested in accessing its resources or partner links. You do not have to be a member of the T3 Network to access the ILR Resource Hub, but we of course welcome you to join.
Which use cases are supported by the Resource Hub?
The ILR Resource Hub will be designed to support pilots that are addressing one or more priority use cases. While these are not the only use cases that are addressed by ILRs, the T3 Network has prioritized these five as a place to start. More use cases will be supported over time across successive iterations of the Hub. Many pilots may only intend to implement aspects of a use case and not the use case in its entirety.
- Use Case 1: Publish professional profile on the open web and social networking sites
- Use Case 2: Explore career opportunities
- Use Case 3: Apply for, enroll in, and complete education, training, and credentialing opportunities
- Use Case 4: Apply for and accept employment opportunities
- Use Case 5: Manage career advancement and transition
How can I support this effort?
Anyone can implement an ILR pilot. An ILR pilot should include multiple vendors, be cross-domain (e.g., education partner to employer partner), data standards-based, competency rich, and contain some aspects of individual control or self-sovereignty.
When will everything launch?
The ILR Resource Hub will launch Q2 of 2020. The Hub will be based on interoperable data standards that are being mapped starting in Q4 of 2019. Pilots can launch at any time starting in Q2 of 2020 and the Hub will be improved throughout 2020 through successive iterations and may continue beyond 2020.
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