Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Closing the Data Gap: Integrating Library Data into Institutional Learning Analytics

Wednesday, November 1
2:00-2:50 p.m. ET
Session Type: Breakout Session
Learning analytics systems incorporate data from many parts of an institution, including both curricular and co-curricular units. To date, few academic libraries have contributed data, though interest in closing this gap is growing. This presentation will explore the what, why, and how of library data inclusion in institutional learning analytics. 

Connecting Credentials with Extended Transcripts: The Power of Collective Impact

Thursday, November 2
2:40-3:30 p.m.
Session Type: Breakout Session
1EdTech has developed a standard for extended transcripts that transparently articulates competencies and co-curricular achievements. Using JSON-LD, it connects credentials for interoperability between academic and employer systems. Credentials are delivered and verified securely, including through blockchain. It is harmonized with Open Badges and the Credential Transparency Description Language. 
PresentersDeborah EverhartMark Leuba

Microcredentials and Badges Constituent Group Meeting

Thursday, November 02
4:30pm - 5:20pm | Meeting Room 203A, 200 Level
Session Type: Breakout Session
Join your peers in a lively discussion on the current state of microcredentials and badges in higher education. This meeting will focus on identifying specific examples of their success and impact in higher ed and ways institutions can prepare for the implementation of microcredentials, badges, and related activities. We will also discuss ways this constituency group can contribute to current and future directions of microcredentials in higher education.
Facilitators: Jeff Bohrer, Anthony Newman

Can IT Rise to the Challenge of Enabling a Higher Standard of Digital Learning?

Friday, November 03
8:00am - 8:50am | Meeting Room 201A, 200 Level
Session Type: Breakout Session

Better support for emerging digital learning technologies means a more expansive role for tomorrow’s CIO encompassing everything from strategy to cost control. Come hear from a set of leading institutions that are enabling the next generation of IT to support adaptive learning, digital courseware, learning analytics, digital microcredentials and evolution beyond the first generation LMS.

Presenters: Thomas CavanaghRob AbelJohn SuessLou Pugliese