The launch of a single technology platform to manage experiential education at the University of Windsor will give students the ability to chart their own learning paths, says Chris Busch.
Acting executive director of the Office of Career Development and Experiential Learning, he says the Outcome Experiential Learning Management Platform will incorporate the existing mySuccess platform used by all students when it goes live in January.
“This will help us to strengthen experiential learning on campus by capturing the entirety of the available experiential spectrum,” Busch says. “It provides a system to promote, catalogue, track, recognize, and report on opportunities available to our students.”
In addition to the Co-op, Career Education, and Co-Curricular Transcript functions of mySuccess, Outcome will include modules to manage mentorship, practicum, work study, applied research, field placement, community service learning, global education, and more.
It will also facilitate the development of a “UWindsor Experience Transcript,” designed to help graduates applying for employment, graduate programs, and other opportunities by enabling them to demonstrate the skills and experiences gained during their UWindsor careers.
The Office of Career Development and Experiential Learning will host an information session to introduce the new platform on Thursday, November 16. It is aimed at staff and faculty involved across the experiential education spectrum and will begin at 1:30 p.m. in room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre; register online.