D. McFadyen, M. Griffith, T. Lambert and K. Chompff | August 2021 | Source: Edalex
Over the first half of 2021, Edalex released a Lens on Learners article series, which explored the modern learner in-depth and covered the following:
- The various types of learners — both current and anticipated and the opportunities and challenges they face
- The unemployed and underemployed — who seek new or expanded employment opportunities
- Lifelong learners — who engage in additional education to progress their careers
- Recent college graduates — who are presented with an increasing array of work and study options
Of relevance to each of these cohorts, the series also examined non-formal learning, which often occurs outside of the classroom, and highlighted a number of initiatives currently underway that seek to assess and give meaning to the skills learned through those experiences. To round out the above, in July 2021, Edalex commissioned a market research survey of over 1,000 college graduates based in the United States regarding their employability outcomes, their future plans for education, and their knowledge and understanding of the modern credential marketplace — the inaugural Lens on Learners: 2021 Employability Outcomes Survey.