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Sergio commented on Anyone's Learning Experience (ALEX)

Hello Kaitlyn !

Thank you for the comments. I will give some insights from our numerous conversations.
First, the concern by "staff and students". Yes, some staff express concern, but students have not and in our cases were we observed a student taking a class the other students did not even notice they were not a 'full-time' student, so while it is a 'worry' in reality, from what we see there is no/limited impact. Actually when we speaking to people taking courses we have heard cases of the opposite result, where the individual - who works and is bringing outside experience into the classroom is actually enriching the conversation and adding more value than a student full-time who does not bring that experience (feedback from continuing professional education classes).

Second concern: "Students may also think it unfair that people who did not go through the same application process" For advanced courses there is still a 'filter'. The school has to agree based on the transcript and/or they have to complete an 'open enrollment' course first to demonstrate they are ready. We have not seen this as an issue, but we would argue, it creates a more transparent process to get to the class and learning you want. When you apply it is often a black box, where you get a decision without feedback, making it clear that if a student successfully completes certain classes before the advanced class creates a clear pathway for progress. We hope that it will help streamline the traditional process.


On class quality - the school is in full control, they determine the number of seats we post and manager there own quality.

For advanced courses they can review a 'blind' transcript and say yes/no and share what they have to complete prior, but the school in the end is making the decision.

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Sergio commented on Anyone's Learning Experience (ALEX)

Thank you Afrin Bhuiyan ! Appreciate it. Any feedback you have let us know. We are working to align learning to jobs and something is here!

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Sergio commented on Anyone's Learning Experience (ALEX)

Thanks Bianca! I saw the user journeys, but the resolution was off and blurry when I loaded them up. I will post the future state once you send those to me!