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    Inclusive Design Principles for Learning and Employment Records: Co-Designing for Equity
    (Digital Promise, 2022-04) Cacicio, Sarah; Tinsley, Brian; Miller, Antionette; Luke Luna, Christina
    Learning and Employment Records (LERs) require careful, deliberate design to ensure that workers benefit from their adoption and use. If designed without the inclusion of individuals who are most marginalized in the workforce, LERs could reproduce existing inequities in the talent pipeline. Digital Promise collaborated with workers in frontline sectors— along with leaders in higher education, design, and technology—to explore how LERs could be designed to promote greater equity in the emerging skills-based economy. The result is a set of worker-generated inclusive design principles and user profiles for LER technology developers. This report outlines the process for creating the principles and profiles for LERs, as well as key learnings and implications for future work.
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    Micro-credentials for Social Mobility in Rural Postsecondary Communities: A Landscape Report
    (Digital Promise, 2022-03) Tinsley, Brian; Cacicio, Sarah; Shah, Zohal; Parker, Daniel; Younge, Odelia; Luke Luna, Christina
    This landscape report explores the impact of earning micro-credentials on the social mobility of rural learners. Through four in-depth case studies, we show how earning micro-credentials may lead to credential attainment, workforce entry, promotions, and/or economic improvements (e.g., salary increase, prioritizing learners impacted by poverty), particularly for Black, Latino, and Indigenous populations, as well as women. All of the initiatives emphasize the need for strong regional partnerships across educational sectors and deeper efforts to engage communities of color to lead to greater impact. Preliminary research indicates that micro-credentials can—and in some cases, do—lead to job promotions, higher wages, and an increase in self-confidence for rural learners.
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    Tapping Data for Frontline Talent Development
    (Digital Promise, 2019-01) Constantakis, Patti; Noakes, Sierra
    Frontline workers are the workers who deal directly with customers and deliver services. While some workers do pursue educational advancement opportunities, completion and relevance are lacking. Access to the right data will equip frontline workers with the agency and knowledge to make informed decisions about their future and will equip stakeholders with information needed to deliver high-quality services.