The one-hour webinar will serve as the introduction to ELI Focus Session on Microcredentials and Digital Badging in Higher Education, which will take plan on July 12. This session is a repeat of a panel discussion that took place at the EDUCAUSE 2016 Annual Conference.
Alternative Credentialing in Higher Education
Proof of skill attainment through alternative credentialing has gone mainstream. Microcredentialing and digital badging have become credible ways to codify achievements of many kinds: nanodegrees, traditional learning programs, micromasters, etc. This session will define and describe the emergence of badging, microcredentialing, and nanodegrees, along with the role that technology plays in enabling these models and the impact they have on higher education.
Outcomes: Learn about microcredentialing and digital badging as valid records of learning * Compare and contrast microcredentialing with a traditional credit * Discuss the impact of alternative credentialing on higher education
Cathy Bates, Cardinal Educational Technology Consulting
Mary Bold, associate CIO and chief learning strategist, University of Washington Bothell;
Donna Lisa, chief information officer, Truman State University;
Joseph Shelley, assistant vice chancellor and CIO, University of Washington Bothell