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PLA Solution in the Works for Montana University System

Posted on 5/11/2016 by AcademyOne  

AcademyOne has been awarded a contract to implement its Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) software platform for the Montana University System. The PLA solution will provide an avenue for more Montanans to access and engage in postsecondary education by leveraging their college-level learning that was acquired outside of the traditional classroom through life and work experiences.

PLA is essential to achieving the Montana University System’s goal of increasing the overall postsecondary educational attainment rate of its citizens. AcademyOne is helping them achieve this goal by optimizing and expanding their PLA outreach with a solution that automates and systemizes the e-portfolio assessment process, which will establish a common framework for recognizing and awarding credit, creating consistency and creditability. 

AcademyOne’s solution will include an online portal that is dedicated to educating prospective and current students on all PLA assessment policies, practices and methods available. Within the portal, an interactive e-portfolio evaluation system will provide students with the ability to petition participating institutions for prior learning credit and allow faculty subject matter experts to evaluate submissions.

About The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE)

The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) is the central administrative unit of the Montana University System and the Board of Regents. The Commissioner's Office works to strengthen the credibility of the Montana University System in order to provide effective advocacy and provides balance between the needs and interests of the campuses and the needs and interests of the State and our students. For more information, please visit the Montana University System. If you would like further information regarding the Montana University System PLA initiative, please contact Susan K. Jones at sjones@montana.edu or call 406-444-0318.

About AcademyOne

AcademyOne is a software development and consulting firm focused on helping the higher education industry achieve more successful outcomes. We deliver tailored solutions to statewide education systems and institutions looking to improve student retention and degree completion rates, especially among the growing population of nontraditional learners.

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