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Unbundling Achievements


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Full title: "Breaking through to Open Learning by Unbundling Achievements"

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Unbundling Achievements

  1. 1. Breaking  through  to  Open   Learning  Poten2al  by   Unbundling  Achievements   Dr.  Deborah  Everhart,  Director  of  Integra2on  Strategy,  Blackboard,   and  Adjunct  Assistant  Professor,  Georgetown  University     Emily  Goligoski,  Product  +  Design  Researcher,  Mozilla  Founda2on     Anne  Derryberry,  Associate,  Sage  Road  Solu2ons  LLC,  
  2. 2. Alterna2ve  Models  of  Postsecondary     Educa2on  are  Gaining  Trac2on   •  Post-­‐tradi2onal  student  popula2ons  expect   educa2on  that  is  flexible,  relevant,  and   meaningful.   •  The  public’s  interest  in  MOOCs  is  bringing   aRen2on  to  online  learning.   •  Expecta2ons  of  ins2tu2onal  accountability  have   amplified  ques2ons  about  whether  and  how   universi2es  should  be  “scored.”   •  The  “2cking  2me  bomb”  of  American  student   loan  debt  is  changing  consumer  aWtudes  about   the  value  of  educa2on.  
  3. 3. New  opportuni2es  have  emerged     from  changing  expecta2ons   •  Evalua2ng  and  awarding  credit  for  student   learning,  wherever  and  however  it  has  been   acquired     •  Degrees  and  cer2ficates  based  on  credits  from   courses  as  well  as  from  assessment  of  prior   learning,  community  service,  and  student   porYolios   •  Alterna2ve  creden2als  that  recognize   demonstrated  competencies  verified  through   direct  assessment    
  4. 4. New  opportuni2es  have  emerged     from  changing  expecta2ons   •  In  some  voca2onal  areas,  the  source  of  learning   is  insignificant  in  comparison  to  the  verified   ability  to  perform  a  specific  skill  or  job.     •  Badges  provide  discrete,  portable  evidence  of   learning  and  skills.   •  Alterna2ve  creden2als  and  micro-­‐creden2als   vary  broadly  in  their  quality  and  applicability  to   higher  educa2on;  some  may  displace  the  need  to   earn  an  en2re  degree.    
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  6. 6. No badge is an island. No credential stands alone. Credentials work within a complex ecosystem.
  7. 7. Open  Badges  Ecosystem   •  Primary  Stakeholders   –  Learners/  Job  Seekers   –  Learning  Providers  and  Assessors   –  Employers  and  other  Badge  Consumers   •  Key  Components   –  Verifica2on   –  Authen2ca2on   –  Valida2on  
  8. 8. Learners/  Job  Seekers  
  9. 9. Learning  Providers  and  Assessors  
  10. 10. Verifica2on  
  11. 11. Employers  and  Other  Badge  Consumers  
  12. 12. Authen2ca2on  
  13. 13. Standards  Organiza2ons  
  14. 14. Valida2on  
  15. 15. 8 one summer eight weeks!    
  16. 16. 1 one primary focus: address summer drop-off    
  17. 17. 5 five organizing principles S-T-E-A-M    
  18. 18. 100   one hundred+ organizations three core team members!  
  19. 19. 3 three levels entry, city, challenges    
  20. 20. 29029 why climb the mountain? because it’s there.    
  21. 21. 11,800,000 unemployed What’s going on?? 3,000,000 unfilled jobs
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  23. 23. •  Employers are dealing with... jobs go unfilled because qualified candidates cannot be found i.e. “the skills gap” job posting sites don’t work high school and college do not provide skills needed for current job market job-oriented trainers and employers have no easy way to connect or coordinate in the market 26  
  24. 24. •  Solution: a new way to hire based on job-skills, representing 15 entry level industries and 150 entry level jobs job skills embodied in Mozilla open badges, providing a common asset to define jobs, training, and qualifications recommendations and endorsements used to submit applicants, reducing resume fatigue leveraging video to show work, providing much richer understanding of the job & applicant 27  
  25. 25. Health Care Industry Patient Transporter Job Skill Skill • Patient Transport ◦ Assist patients in and out of bed, examination tables, surgical tables, or stretchers ◦ Safely operate transport devices including wheelchairs and stretchers ◦ Position or hold patients in position for surgical preparation ◦ Answer patient call signals, signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patients' needs • Infection Control ◦ Disinfect or sterilize equipment or supplies, using germicides or sterilizing equipment ◦ Clean hands with antimicrobial soap before and after patient contact ◦ Proper selection and use of PPE Barriers (i.e. masks, gloves, gowns) ◦ Knowledge of hospital transport routes and procedures that minimize risk of transmission to other patients, staff, and guests Skill • CPR Certified ◦ Check for consciousness ◦ Restore blood circulation with chest compressions ◦ Clear airway using the head-tilt, chin-lift maneuver ◦ Apply rescue breathing techniques Skill 28   • Physically Fit ◦ Lift, carry, and transport patients of various body weights ◦ Ability to walk long distances ◦ Ability to be on feet for long hours
  26. 26. You can see your pathway. Apprentice Electrical Apprentice Fusion OEM Assembler Engineer Electrical Assembler Electrical Engineer Fusion OEM Fusion OEM - EE Degree You have a choice. 29  
  27. 27. Learning provides a perspective for all. Job Opening Candidate Instructor Electrical Assembler Timothy Chase Joe Garcia Fusion OEM Electrical apprentice workforce solutions I train people on: “Timothy is a hard worker and pleasure to be around.” - Joe Hanky 30  
  28. 28. •  Gaining traction... Chicago: 50,000 accounts supporting summer jobs program, ICNC partnership, FusionOEM, others Baltimore: Harbor Point, Harbor East developments Grand Rapids: pilot with community college and local workforce collaborative in manufacturing and healthcare New Orleans: Invitation from economic development to align trainers and employers in key sectors 31  
  29. 29. •  Badges  issued  iden2fy  Veterans’  military  training   and  present  that  training  to  prospec2ve  employers   in  the  form  of  digital  badges.   •  Veterans  Unemployment  Issues     •  Veteran  unemployment  numbers  typically   10-­‐30%  higher  than  civilian  contemporaries.   •  Ease  of  use     •  Protect  Veterans  privacy            
  30. 30. •  Engaged  47  Hiring  Officials  and  257  Veterans     •  Majori2es  of  both  Veterans  (70%)  and  poten2al   employers  (74%)  reported  that  they  would  use  and   encourage  use  of  digital  badges  in  Veterans’   applica2ons.   •  Veteran    and  employer  groups  shared  concerns  that   use  of  badges  is  rela2vely  novel  and  unfamiliar,   worried  that  badges  may  be  viewed  as  "gimmicky“   and  that  over-­‐reliance  on  technology  may  adversely   impact  human  interac2on  parts  of  the  hiring  process  
  31. 31. The  Manufacturing  Ins2tute  (NAM)   •  Define  competencies  important  to  various   manufacturing  sub-­‐sectors   •  Use  badges  to  visually  represent  competencies   •  Badges  recognize  prior  learning  and  on-­‐the-­‐job   training   •  Ties  directly  into  jobs  and  advancement  
  32. 32. Workforce: Manufacturing Institute
  33. 33. Workforce: Manufacturing Institute
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