A new episode digs into one of the knottier problems in higher education: how learning is recognized across institutions. We often call this transfer of credit, but “learning mobility” is broader than that, given the expanding array of educational institutions, alternative providers, employers and others that, in one way or another, help people develop their skills and knowledge.

This episode of The Key explores the creation of the Learning Evaluation and Recognition for the Next Generation (LEARN) Commission, a joint project of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and the consulting firm Sova.

Joining the conversation are Melanie Gottlieb, AACRAO’s executive director, and Juana H. Sánchez, a project director at Sova. They discuss the commission’s goals; why the demographic, economic and social demands of this moment make “learning mobility” particularly important right now; and steps that colleges, governments and others might take to help learners navigate our diffuse postsecondary ecosystem.

The Key is hosted by Inside Higher Ed co-founder and editor Doug Lederman. This episode is sponsored by the Gates Foundation.

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