SXSWedu 2015

License 2 Skill: Building Digital Credential Value


Explore how schools, community-based organizations & professional associations are using digital micro-credentials or badges to map out and acknowledge achievements and skills. As a workforce development tool, badges, and evidence behind them, can inform supervisors, hiring managers, and recruiters; illuminate career pathways; and help learners express who they are and what they can do. While sharing stories and data, tackle tough topics, like ensuring badge currency & securing fund support.

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  1. Provide a holistic look at how digital badges can recognize skills and expand career opportunities
  2. Demonstrate how the ecosystem of acquiring knowledge, skills and abilities is connected and continuous, from K-16 and into adult lifelong learning.
  3. Begin to cultivate understanding and value within companies and organizations to support and recognize the skills recognized by badges.



Tracy Petrillo, Chief Learning Officer, EDUCAUSE

Meta Information:

  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Continuing Education & Workforce Development
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Deep Understanding

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