Recognizing learning that takes place outside of the classroom helps students build a well-rounded portfolio of skills and receive credit, which aids in course and degree completion. Institutions are tracking opportunities for students and helping them capture their co-curricular and external activities that demonstrate competencies and skills.
Learn how two different institutions have developed tools and initiatives that recognize meaningful learning that takes place outside of courses and how institutions, students, and employers benefit by having an enhanced student record.
The University of California, San Diego has a suite of Engaged Learning Tools, which includes:
University of South Carolina’s Beyond The Classroom Matters is a system for collecting, organizing, and managing records of non-credit, educationally purposeful activities outside the classroom, and individual student records of involvement in these programs. BTCM is an important component of the university’s student information system, linking involvement in non-credit, educationally purposeful programs to academic records, creating a more comprehensive educational record for each student.