Learning Frameworks: Tools for Building a Better Educational Experience

Learning frameworks define what an individual learner can do by detailing the application of knowledge
in various contexts—education, military, and employment. This paper outlines the roles that learning frameworks play in the emerging ecosystem of connected learning—why they matter and how they can bring disparate pieces of the learning ecosystem together for greater portability and documentation of learning in all the places it unfolds. The paper concludes with a focus on technological innovations as a source of future directions in connecting learning frameworks.