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SXSWedu 2015

Badging & the great form versus function debate

Badging is becoming the new currency in credentialing. It strikes a balance between the function of demonstrating or assessing skills and the form of communicating them to the market - both through transparency and granularity. This is especially important for hard to define categories like "21st century skills."

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Takeaways

  1. Learn how Higher Education institutions can establish a digital ecosystem around open badges to recognize college learning, skill development and achievement - both inside and outside the classroom.
  2. Learn how achievement-related badge systems can present new opportunities for colleges and employers to build new partnerships and streamline communications around higher education outcomes - thereby improving student job prospects.
  3. Learn how students can take charge of their learning outcomes; job-ready soft skills will earn job-relevant badges in areas like critical thinking, research, oral and written communication, collaboration, leadership and teamwork.

Speakers

  • Jarin Schmidt, Product Lead, Badging, Pearson
  • Sunny Lee, Product Lead at Mozilla Open Badges, Mozilla
  • Mike Geyer, Director, Manufacturing 360 Evangelism, Ecosystems & Emerging Tech Autodesk, Inc, Autodesk

Organizer

Jarin Schmidt, Product Lead, Badging, Pearson

Meta Information:

  • Tags: gaming
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Gaming & Virtual Learning
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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