An Education (Ed) Plan is a sequences of courses you take to fulfill your academic or career goals. This EdPlanner site makes it easier to plan your courses based on life goals. With EdPlanner you can share your EdPlans with the world or clone plans of students with similar goals as a starting point.
The more students who create EdPlans, the more valuable the resource is for everyone.
Easily Map out your Most Successful Academic Future
Students can browse existing EdPlans by goals. For example, students pursuing a "Digital Media Design" degree may have different life goals, such as an Instructional Designer, Graphic Designer or Web Developer. The courses they select should be based on major AND their life goals.
Students reflect by providing the reason that each course selected will help achieve their goal.
The student reflection provides a wealth of information to students with similar goals and administrators determining courses offerings.
Students can select the favorite EdPlans and that will increase the EdPlan ranking for all students with similar goals. Students filtering by goal will see the highest ranked EdPlans listed first.
Colleges may want to create "Recommended Edplans" as "Guided Pathways" for each of their college academic goals. This can be a template for your students to clone and serves as a starting point when meeting with their advisors.
Future Feature: Once enough plans are created, I hope to be able to generate reports of potential student enrollment each term in select courses to assist colleges in course offering to maximize enrollment & assist students in staying on-schedule
The EdPlan system can make recommendations of courses based on the student's primary college, goals and popularity of courses taken by other students with similar goals.
Students can create identical copies of pre-existing EdPlans and use it as a starting point for their own EdPlans. Especially useful if colleges want to pre-populate EdPlanner with recommedned EdPlans for students based on goals.
The true power of the tool, unlike any other EdPlan tool available, is that all the plans are public and can be shared with friends, classmates or potential students. Each time a plan is saved a thumbnail image is created to help make each plan easier to share.
Frequently Asked Questions
Nope, it's 100% web-based.
It was my Harvard Graduate Capstone Project. I wanted to create an easy way for students to collaborate and share EdPlans based on their goals.
Not necessarily their academic goals but how they want to apply what they learn into their life after the class.
Typically EdPlans are created in isolation by the student or with a counselor. I wanted to think outside the box and transform the process into a community edplan exchange.
I also wanted students to reflect on why they choose courses to help provide useful insight to students with similar goals.
Simple, create an account and start using it. You can even setup sample edplans (or sometimes called guided pathways) that you recommend
your students take to achieve their goals. Students can clone those EdPlans and use them as their starting point.
If you work for the college, and have all the courses in a CSV format, then I can load them in for you.
Yes, because no grades are stored and students do not have to use real names. This is not part of a student's academic record.
This system does not tie into your College ERP systems or Degree Audit. It will not tell you how close you are to getting a degree.
This system is focused on creating EdPlans or Guided Pathways for students based on goals. Sometimes an EdPlan is about getting a job in a particular field and not about
the degree. We want to maximize the time spent learning to get the best results. It also gives students the flexibility to add Lynda.com, Khan Academy or other resources
as a supplement to the courses offered by your college.
The system passes Wave Accessibility checkers but I still need to create a formal VPAT and test it on a Jaws Screen Reader.
Unfortunately, I have a full-time job so I cannot offer immediate technical support and since it's free, there's no money to hire anyone.