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Open Badges Summit 2017

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1 Dec 2017 - 1:10am
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London, England

This conference brought to you by IMS Global Learning Consortium and Digitalme in partnership with Open University and JISC. 

Modern Employment and Digital Credentials

1 December 2017
RSA House - London, England

 

It has never been more important to recognize, recruit, and retain talent in the workplace and digital credentials help us see people for who they are and who they could be.
 
The first IMS Global Learning Consortium and Digitalme European Open Badges Summit will bring together high-profile employers, members of civil service, education and commercial product leaders to share, learn and discuss the technology, people and climate that make Open Badges work. 
 
The Summit will take place on 1 December 2017 from 9.00am - 4.15pm, at RSA House (Durham Street Auditorium, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ).
 

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CONFERENCE AGENDA (as of 16 October)

 

Session 1: Modern work and Open Badges  ( 9.00am-10.00am)  

Modern Working Practices - the Taylor Report 

We are delighted to announce Matthew Taylor will be opening the first IMS and Digitalme European Summit discussing his recent report ‘Modern Working Practices’ (Download here

Matthew Taylor

CEO RSA

 

A Global Vision for an Open Badges Ecosystem

Technology is transforming all aspects of society, within our homes, our learning spaces and our workplaces. Explore how Open Badges v2.0 can empower us to communicate our verified knowledge, skills, and achievements to employers, educators, and our peers. Learn how new features allow institutions to scale their programs and deliver on the promise of digital credentials.

Mark Leuba,

Vice President, Product Management

IMS Global Learning Consortium

Refreshments break: (10.00- 10.30am)  

Session 2: Skills mobility (10.30am - 12.00pm) 

Mobile skill sets and the evolution of recognition  

We are facing a future where digital is at the heart of every business and every job is a digital job. We explore how one of the world's oldest awarding institution has embraced digital credentials to empower and equip learners, employees, and employers to utilise their skills for greater benefit. 

Chris Jones, CEO, City & Guilds Group

Employability Skills for Higher Education

How could Digital Credentials support a framework of employability skills to support learners transition from HE to employment?

Patrina Law, Open University 

Skills without borders 

There should be no borders when it comes to the recognition and deployment of skills. We will explore how Digital Credentials could be used to create a common currency to support equal access to employment and further education opportunities. 

Prof. Ilona Buchem

Beuth University 

Lunch: (12.00pm - 12.45pm) 

Session 3: The  Employer's view (12.45pm - 2.00pm) 

IBM and Open Badges - The Employer's View 

The IBM Open Badge Program is at the leading edge of the badging revolution. Listen to the IBM Open Badge story and find out how they have developed badging opportunities for employees at all levels to learn, invest, and promote their expertise. 

David Leaser,

Senior Program Executive, 

IBM Support Transformation, Skills and Globalization

IBM 

Effective Talent Management for the Modern Industry

With increasing need for ‘in demand’ skills and the complexities of preparing young people for jobs that do not yet exist--we ask how can Digital Credentials could support the recognition, recruitme, t and retention of talent in the workplace? 

Employer and HE Panel Discussion 

 

Refreshments break: (2.00pm-2.30pm)  

 

Session 4: Get Started Track  (2.30pm-4.30pm) 

Design workshop with leading Open Badge Consultants 

Pearson 

Digitalme 

 

 

Session 4: Tech Track (2.30pm-4.30pm) 

Deep Dive into Open Badges 2.0 and the future of digital credentials: Explore and discover everything you need to know about V2.0 of the Open Badges Standard with leading technical experts. This is recommended for those working to implement, integrate or contribute to the future of the Open Badges Standard. 

Implementing Open Badges 2.0 

Vendor panel - A showcase of how the new features of Open Badges 2.0 are being implemented 

Vendors

 

Future of the Backpack 

What works, what doesn’t, and what would you change about the backpack? Join the team developing the backpack to contribute your ideas, opinions, and expertise.  

Interactive Session.

 

Moderator: Matt Rogers 

DigitalMe

 

Competency Mapping Approaches 

Demos and discussion around evolving approaches to competency mapping, including the new IMS CASE standard and research done in the Open Badge Network.

IMS Global, Beuth University

 

Family of Digital Credentials - upcoming standards

Demos and discussion about upcoming IMS Global projects in the Digital Credentials family: Pathways, Extended Transcript, Blockcerts, Personal Achievement Records. 

IMS Global and members

 

 

Session 4: Case Studies Track  (2.30pm-4.30pm) 

Deep Dive into Digital Credentials Success Stories: Listen to and ask questions of leading organisations who are using Open Badges including Education Institutions, Employers, and Professional Membership bodies.

Case Studies: Professional Recognition & Membership bodies 

Learn how Professional Membership bodies are turning to Open Badges to provide verifiable records of professional competence to support their members to excel in the employment market. 

NAPIT

WACS

 

 

Case Studies: Higher Education 

Discover how Higher Education providers are using Open Badges to support their students develop and display vital skills to succeed in the modern industry. 

Jisc

Open University

 

Getting started...

Understand how to create, issue, store and share Open Badges in an accessible, interactive way, supported by an Open Badge Expert. 

Digitalme