Minnesota State initiatives featured in the 2023 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report

Several initiatives from across Minnesota State were featured in the 2023 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report | Teaching and Learning Edition.

The EDUCAUSE Horizon Report identifies key trends, and emerging technologies and practices shaping and significantly impacting postsecondary teaching and learning today.

Career Highways: An AI Approach to Student Career Mapping

The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence, with STEM Fuse, launched Career Highways throughout the state in fall 2022. This service allows students to attach work products, learnings, and credentials. These are mapped through AI to current job openings and career “highways“ they can explore. The service also allows hiring managers to see students/participants who fit their career description and reach out to those who have a Career Highway profile.

Increasing Community in a HyFlex Class during COVID-19

The transition to hybrid online HyFlex classrooms led to student difficulty creating personal connections with their peers, collaborating on schoolwork, and engaging with the instructor. The focus of this project at Minnesota State University, Mankato is to close these gaps using conferencing technology and using professional learning committees in innovative ways.

The Whole Learner: Recognizing A Lifetime of Learning Using Digital Credentials

The Minnesota Learning Commons (MnLC) 2022–23 project “The Whole Learner: Recognizing a Lifetime of Learning” is investigating the use of digital credentials to support lifelong learners. A collaboration between the University of Minnesota, Minnesota State, and the Minnesota Department of Education, this initiative is exploring the application of digital microcredentials across Minnesota’s educational systems through a series of pilot projects inspired by the concepts of the 60-Year Curriculum.

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Learn more about the EDUCAUSE Horizon Report | Teaching and Learning Edition.

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