LEARNER PASSPORT FEATURES
What is the Learner Passport?
A holistic, comprehensive and verifiable digital record of a student’s skills, abilities and achievements
The Learner Passport is a digital record that contains information about an individual’s learning experiences, achievements, skills, and competencies. It serves as a comprehensive overview of a person’s educational journey and provides a holistic view of both academic and non-academic abilities that can be curated and shared with potential employers.
The Learner Passport comprises:
Learners can create a holistic, tailored and shareable portrait of themselves to highlight unique or relevant strengths
Learners collect evidence of their learning progress and achievements from authoritative sources, such as schools or community groups
The Learner Passport automatically extracts evidence of recognised skills from learning and student management systems
Ability to pull data from the world’s largest open library of Rich Skill Descriptors (RSDs) to define and categorise individual skills, or define your own
The repository for learners to store and share evidence of their experience, achievements and awards
A digital badge is a visual representation of the achievement gained from a micro-credential and are an indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality or interest that can be displayed, accessed and verified online. They’re visual emblems of achievement in digital format. Digital badges are earned in a variety of ways, for a variety of achievement levels – from ‘low stakes’ event participation to ‘high stakes’ achievements, such as successfully completing a collaborative project. Digital badges have embedded metadata that provide richer validation of qualifications. They contain shareable information about the badge issuer, receiver, criteria for issuing, issue date, expiration date, standards adhered to and evidence of achievement.
A digital credential is an object comprising an Open Badges standard digital badge issued with an embedded Credentialate learner evidence record (Personal Evidence Record or Provisional Evidence Record).
A Personal Evidence Record or Learner Evidence Record shows alignment to a global standard skills description through rich skill descriptors (RSDs), qualitative and quantitative evidence of skill achievement, frameworks and occupational and job market data. With a Credentialate rich personal evidence record, learners’ skills become visible and are positioned in context with job markets.
Rich Skill Descriptors (RSDs) are human and machine-readable skill definitions that can be referenced from digital credentials, learner records, pathways, and job profiles. RSD’s are published by skill authors, and conform to a standard global schema. They contain the context around skills-rich metadata and alignment to provide a universal skills vocabulary.
Why the Learner Passport?
Efforts to better help young people transition to post-school pathways through a Learner Passport, a Portrait of a Graduate, or similar model, is fast gaining traction globally. Unlike singular score-based assessments, the Learner Passport enables an expanded definition of student success, spanning core academic knowledge and skills, as well as a range of other competencies gained through formal, informal and non-formal education that are critical across education, employment, and life.
Particularly for marginalised groups, the Learner Passport promotes equity and social mobility, creating a more even playing field for success. The Learner Passport enables recognition of learners’s skills and helps them optimise their strengths through: