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Alternative Credentialing Approaches: Exploring Badges in a Competency-based Education Framework

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Alternative Credentialing Approaches: Exploring Badges in a Competency-based Education Framework

  1. 1. Anne Derryberry Associate, Sage Road Solutions Donald W. Reynolds Fellow, Univ. of Missouri School of Journalism Alternative Credentialing Approaches: Exploring Badges in a Competency-Based Education Framework
  2. 2. 2 Go to school - get a job!
  3. 3. Badges = digital representations of a skill or achievement
  4. 4. Affordances of Badges Recognize competence, regardless of mode of acquisition Emphasize evidence of real-world abilities Micro-credentials Stackable credentials
  5. 5. No badge is an island. Open badges exist within a complex ecosystem.
  6. 6. Anne Derryberry, Deb Everhart, Erin Knight Presented in “Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials” MOOC September 16, 2013 badges.coursesites.com
  7. 7. Anne Derryberry, Deb Everhart, Erin Knight Presented in “Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials” MOOC September 16, 2013 badges.coursesites.com
  8. 8. Anne Derryberry, Deb Everhart, Erin Knight Presented in “Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials” MOOC September 16, 2013 badges.coursesites.com
  9. 9. Anne Derryberry, Deb Everhart, Erin Knight Presented in “Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials” MOOC September 16, 2013 badges.coursesites.com
  10. 10. Anne Derryberry, Deb Everhart, Erin Knight Presented in “Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials” MOOC September 16, 2013 badges.coursesites.com
  11. 11. Anne Derryberry, Deb Everhart, Erin Knight Presented in “Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials” MOOC September 16, 2013 badges.coursesites.com
  12. 12. Anne Derryberry, Deb Everhart, Erin Knight Presented in “Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials” MOOC September 16, 2013 badges.coursesites.com
  13. 13. Anne Derryberry, Deb Everhart, Erin Knight Presented in “Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials” MOOC September 16, 2013 badges.coursesites.com
  14. 14. Anne Derryberry, Deb Everhart, Erin Knight Presented in “Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials” MOOC September 16, 2013 badges.coursesites.com
  15. 15. 18 Badges illuminate personal learning pathways Apprentice Assembler Engineer Electrical Apprentice Fusion OEM Electrical Engineer Fusion OEM Electrical Assembler Fusion OEM - EE Degree You have a choice.
  16. 16. 19 Learning provides a perspective for all. Job Opening Candidate Trainer Electrical Assembler Fusion OEM Joe Garcia Community College Instructor I train people on: Timothy Chase Electrical apprentice “Timothy is a hard worker and pleasure to be around.” - Joe Hanky
  17. 17. Badges and Competency-Based Education: A New Dance in the Ecosystem Competency framework Badges mapped to competencies Learning achievements documented by grades and competencies and badges Final course grades and competencies and badges in transcript Portable badges for use in numerous contexts Learners choose where, when, and how to get their education Degrees and credentials from multiple learning providers Resume = multi-dimensional profile, with validated credentials, skills, experiences, talents Employer review of competencies and badges and degree – Badges stackable to map to occupations and jobs – Evidence of learning achievements – Job candidate to job competency mapping and match making Employment Return on investment for educational time and dollars spent
  18. 18. Benefits of Badges in Competency-Based Education Opportunities for multiple learning paths and learner choice, taking ownership of learning Portable evidence of learning achievements Learners’ ability to collect, reflect on, and showcase achievements from multiple sources Opportunities for social learning Highly motivational Value of education even without degree completion Employers’ improved ability to see and understand learners’ achievements Builds on foundational principles of valuing learning outcomes
  19. 19. Jason has a dream 24 year old security guard Barely graduated high school Learned auto mechanics from his grandfather Hasn’t been to the garage since grandfather died Really wants to be a mechanic, open a garage named after his grandfather. 22
  20. 20. CBE+badges => Jason lives his dream Local garage is hiring Employer requires certain badges (i.e., competencies) Jason learns about badge program at community college Jason takes classes online & F2F Badges enable Jason to land a job 23
  21. 21. 24 Thank you! (Go Elena, Timothy and Jason!) anne@sageroadsolutions.com @aderryberry

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