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Designing the Future Together: The Lab’s 2023 Year in Review

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Rural Revival: BRIDGES Rural College Transformation Insights

This November 2023 Design Insights Brief spotlights the transformation that five rural community colleges experienced as they listened deeply and designed for learners in the furthest reaches of their service areas.

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Empowered by Experience: How AI Can Generate LERs at Scale for the Current Workforce

This October 2023 Experience You Phase 1 Demonstration Report overviews the promising start to scaling creation and adoption of LERs so employers can find the talent they need, and individuals can find the opportunities they deserve.
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Transforming into a Competency-based Education (CBE) Institution: 12 Lessons from Prince George’s Community College

Prince George’s Community College in Maryland co-designed four CBE micro-pathways – called Pathways to Employment – with Education Design Lab. This brief features lessons learned from the learner journey, from enrollment to completion.

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Design Insights: Early Lessons in Validating Skills and Lived Experiences

The September 2023 publication from Education Design Lab’s XCredit project shares insights that are applicable to a broad spectrum of skills-based initiatives.

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Accelerating Pathways: Early Process Insights from Designers in Residence 2.0

The Designers in Residence 2.0 project’s first brief offers three insights into the design choices for the planning process and how program success will be evaluated.

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Designing Next-Generation Skills Assessments: A Multi-Stakeholder, Iterative Approach

Our interactive publication highlights both the people and the process behind the XCredit skills assessments.

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Transforming Community Colleges: 5 Design Questions to Shape the Future of Learning

This June 2023 thought paper focuses on five key design questions, examples, and resources to support community colleges through this transformative moment.

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A New Role for Higher Education: An Actionable Framework to Drive Regional Ecosystem Alignment

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Skills Visibility: Why and How a Skills-Based Economy can be More Equitable

How might we reinvent the talent ecosystem to include the (l)earner perspective? This March 2022 thought paper offers a vision and urgent call to action.