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Digital Credentials & CBE Track [clear filter]
Wednesday, May 17
 

10:45am MDT

Step-by-Step: The Journey of Digital Credentials
Badges have been the shiny,new technology that many are excited about without understanding how and why to apply them. Break through the hype and dig into the true value of badges. Review the journey of digital credentials, considerations for going digital, and best practices for moving towards digital credentials. Case studies of organizations currently offering digital credentials will provide a glimpse into the present and not-so-distant future of this technology. 

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Pete Janzow

Co-Founder, Acclaim, Pearson Acclaim
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Kathleen Radionoff

Executive Director, Digital Credentials Institute


Wednesday May 17, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am MDT
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11:30am MDT

Digital Credentials for Digital Learners
Learners invest in education to propel them forward in their careers and life, and yet, learning outcomes are murky and official credentials are locked in their paper format. Parchment works with more than 20 percent of postsecondary institutions to provide a credential management platform that helps learners turn their credentials into opportunities.  

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Bhavesh Bambhrolia

Registrar, Temple University
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Matthew Pittinsky

Parchment, CEO
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Michael Rendon

University Registrar & Director of Veteran Affairs, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Mr. Michael Rendon has served the academy for 18 years as keeper and custodian of the academic record at the George Washington University, The Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (AFIT), Ross University School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Sciences... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm MDT
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1:00pm MDT

Credential Transparency: A Critical Challenge in our Evolving Ecosystems
Credential Engine is a non-profit organization promoting credential transparency through the open-licensed Credential Registry (CR) and Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL) as well as a prototype search application (WorkIt). Credential Engine promotes an open applications marketplace and seeks collaboration across initiatives that are developing data models, vocabularies, and schemas for more transparent credentialing. Learn how this work is directly related to IMS standards for CBE, extended transcripts, and Open Badges for improving credentialing. 

Speakers
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Marie Cini

Provost, UMUC
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Deborah Everhart

VP, Design & Innovation, Learning Objects, A Cengage Learning Company
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Jeanne Kitchens

Associate Director Center for Workforce Development, Southern Illinois University
Our team is helping with the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL), an open schema for credentials and competencies. The CTDL promotes collaboration and harmonization across initiatives that are developing data models, vocabularies, and schemas related to the major... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
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1:45pm MDT

Experience: A New Model for Building Open Badging and Credentialing
Do you want a to find a better solution to enable digital credentialing, connect learners to peers, coaches, mentors, and employers, use system data to help authenticate and validate learner outcomes, and provide a digital learning ecosystem? The University of Wisconsin-Extension division of Continuing Education Outreach and eLearning/University Learning Store partners with Fidelis Education to share their story and answer to these challenges through a new credentialing model.

Speakers
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Timothy Harrington

Managing Director, Fidelis Education
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Moses Wolfenstein

Senior Interaction Developer, The University of Wisconsin-Extension (UWEX) division of Continuing Education Outreach and eLearning/University Learning Store



Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm MDT
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2:35pm MDT

Bringing Transparency to the Skills Gap: Digital Credentials in Action
In 2013, Colorado manufacturers approached the Colorado Community College System to address a shortage of 15,000 qualified workers. CCCS teamed up with employers to define 17 competencies required of prospective hires in the advanced manufacturing industry. As students demonstrated these competencies, they earned standardized, portable digital badges that were readily consumed by the industry that helped create them. Come hear how collaboration and transparency helped one state close the skills gap and unlock job opportunities.  

Speakers
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Jonathan Finkelstein

CEO, Credly
Jonathan Finkelstein is founder and CEO of Credly, a credential service provider which enables organizations to recognize, reward and market skills, competencies and certifications. As founder of LearningTimes, Jonathan helped hundreds of mission-driven organizations produce and launch... Read More →
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Brenda Perea

Instructional Design Project Manager, Colorado Community College System
Specialized knowledge in CTE online/blended course design and micro-credentials (digital badges)


Wednesday May 17, 2017 2:35pm - 3:05pm MDT
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3:20pm MDT

Using Open Badges to Implement Learning Pathways
A Learning Pathway is a personal roadmap of learning. Badgr's Open Pathways system lets you build and publish maps of requirements, competencies, or other "real-world" experiences to track learning progress through Open Badges from multiple issuers. You can mix and match badges from formal and informal learning programs to design a comprehensive map of learning activity that can bridge multiple learning platforms.

Speakers
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Nate Otto

Director, Open Badges, Concentric Sky
I love open education, #OpenBadges, free culture, Progress of the Useful Arts and Sciences, people-powered politics, and local food. I lead the Open Badges team at Concentric Sky, where we build the leading open source issuer/backpack implementation of IMS's Open Badges specification... Read More →
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Wayne Skipper

Founder/CEO, Concentric Sky
My background spans the technology gamut, from hardware design to software architecture. I'm passionate about education and emerging technologies. I love Art and Science - and I enjoy building bridges between them. I'm always looking for fresh perspectives and new ways to look at... Read More →
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Van Ton-Quinlivan

Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development Division, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office


Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm MDT
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Thursday, May 18
 

8:30am MDT

Lessons, Reflections, and Next Steps for Competency Based Transcripts
Over the past year, UMUC has collaborated with IMS Global and Learning Objects to envision and create an extended, competency based transcript. Last fall, with support from the Lumina Grant to AACRAO and NASPA, UMUC piloted a version of a competency based transcript. This session explores that pilot. We will present the steps to implementation, lessons learned, and what is next on UMUC's roadmap for evidencing students learning using a new type of transcript. 

Speakers
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Jon Mott

Chief Learning Officer, Learning Objects
Passionate about transforming teaching and learning through personalization and adaptivity. No two learners are alike. Through powerful personalized, competency-based learning tools we can empower unique learners to achieve their goals at their pace.
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Joellen Shendy

Associate Vice Provost and Registrar, University of Maryland University College
Next Generation Student Records and new ways to evidence the students learning journey to showcase value!


Thursday May 18, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am MDT
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9:15am MDT

The Texas OnCourse Initiative: A Standards-Aligned Credentialing Framework
The State of Texas has launched OnCourse, a CBE, microcredentialing training and certification environment for middle school counselors and advisors. UT Austin, Learning Objects, and Extension Engine partnered to configure and deploy a CBE program for education professionals in the state. This project leveraged multiple IMS standards to drive rapid, low-cost implementation, and to connect key activities and data elements to power the system. 

Speakers
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Phil Long

Assoc. Vice Provost for Learning Sciences, University of Texas
Phil is the Associate Vice Provost for Learning Sciences and Chief Innovation Officer with Project 2021 at the University of Texas, Austin. Current work focuses on UTx, the local implementation of edX, learning analytics (SoLAR) and the digital enhancement of physical learning spaces.He... Read More →
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Jon Mott

Chief Learning Officer, Learning Objects
Passionate about transforming teaching and learning through personalization and adaptivity. No two learners are alike. Through powerful personalized, competency-based learning tools we can empower unique learners to achieve their goals at their pace.


Thursday May 18, 2017 9:15am - 9:45am MDT
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10:00am MDT

A Lifelong Record of Learning and the Blockchain
Issuing credentials in a way that helps students build a lifelong record of learning is a common goal for many of us. However, the full realization of this goal has been blocked by the inability of students to demonstrate ownership of these records and conveniently use them in the world. Chris Jagers will explain how the blockchain provides a technical missing piece that allows students to securely receive and share their official records in a digital format that is tamper-proof and immediately verifiable by others.

Speakers
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Chris Jagers

CEO, Learning Machine


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am MDT
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