As educational institutions and employers alike are moving away from macro-credentials, Chalk & Wire, a higher education assessment platform, unveiled MyMantl, a first-of-its-kind Learning Recognition Network.
Available this fall, MyMantl will provide a way for learners, educators, employees, and employers to recognize and showcase a lifelong journey of learning.
For the first time, learners–beginning in high school–will be able to track their academic and professional achievements and own their portfolio collections of learning, training, mentorship and digital credentialing. In addition to portfolios, MyMantl will offer digital badging tools, competency-based education program designers and job tools.
“We know electronic portfolios can work, but we also realize that electronic portfolios have failed to live up to their potential, as they historically have been trapped inside education related systems and owned by schools,” said Geoff Irvine, CEO, Chalk & Wire. “With MyMantl, portfolios will start and end with the individual, whomever they are, tracking their collective work, skills and learning.”
Regardless of age, education or career, MyMantl will allow individuals to display their skills, badges, sample work and endorsements from organizations, as they prepare for their next professional or educational endeavor.
Supplementing the traditional ePortfolio experience, higher education and K-12 students will be able to curate their most important accomplishments within MyMantl as well as receive badges from their respective schools. Similarly, organizations can issue badges to professionals for corporate training, certifications and more.
“Learning doesn’t start and stop during a particular window in life. MyMantl creates a platform for recognizing lifelong instances of learning,” said Justin Pitcher, director of research and product design, Chalk & Wire. “For recent graduates and employees, MyMantl will supplement a traditional resume, showing employers valuable credentials backed by strong, verified work samples, endorsements, references and more.”
MyMantl will be fully available this fall.