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Digital Badging and Microcredentialing


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Dr. Kannan Sivaprakasam, Chemistry and Dr. Plamen Miltenoff, Library reflect on their findings during a MinnState grant on microcredentialing

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Digital Badging and Microcredentialing

  1. 1. Digital Badging and Microcredentialing Kannan Sivaprakasam Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Plamen Miltenoff University Library
  2. 2. Grant Team Kannan Sivaprakasam (PI) Plamen Miltenoff (co-PI) Gail Ruhland (co-PI) Melanie Guentzel (co-PI) Eugenia Paulus (co-PI, North Hennepin Community College) 2 Thanks to Minnesota State for funding Special thanks to Stephen Kelly
  3. 3. Plan Who we are What is microcredentialing and why we seek to implement Challenges Career Preparation and use of modern means to prepare and promote Value in cross-departmental use of microcredentialing Value for the profession Summary 3
  4. 4. Challenges • Keep the curriculum up-to-date • Collaboration – across the department/institution/industry • Offer multiple electives • Organically develop, market a new course/program • Revenue stream 4 Role of digital badges in higher landscape Facilitate students career preparednes s Collaboration among educators Diversity and student success Organic way to launch new courses/progra m Enrich curriculum
  5. 5. Career Preparation 5 • CHEM 491 (Credits – 2) – Senior Thesis Students • Student Success: An opportunity for collaboration across members of SCSU Department of Chemistry, SCSU Career Services and Boston Scientific to support to better prepare SCSU senior students in a competitive job market. • Strong and polished resume is the first critical step in any career preparation process and it can open a variety opportunities for the students.
  6. 6. Scheme of Library Badges to receive 6
  7. 7. Library badges received by students 7
  8. 8. Video tutorial library badges • https://mediaspace.minnst ntialing+%28badges%29+ explianed- +February+5th+2020%2C +11A32A45+am/1_zk2mr9 9m • Svk0F10anKA 8
  9. 9. Microcredentialing • The interchangeable badges • Across courses • Across departments • Across institutions • Across the industry • The structure of micro credentials • The role of faculty • The role of the administrative process • The role of the industry 9
  10. 10. American Chemical Society (ACS) – accredited program 10 DUCK – Diagnostic of Undergraduate Chemistry Knowledge • Student success/motivation • Unlike ACT / SAT/ GRE – exams, the scores of these exams are not public
  11. 11. Credly and D2L Badges 11
  12. 12. Currently… Course Digital Badges Total number of eligible students Total number of qualified students SCSU CHEM 491 – Senior Thesis* Career Prep 12 11 SCSU CHEM 491 – Senior Thesis ACS DUCK Exam 12 4a (National norm, mean = 31/60) SCSU CHEM 491 – Senior Thesis* Library badges 12 2b SCSU CHEM 210 – General Chemistry I ACS Final Exam 42 23c (National norm, mean = 39/70) NHCC CHEM 2062 – Organic Chemistry II ACS Final Examd 12 *- collaborative digital badges a-number of students with scores above 31/60 b-since the badges were introduced late in Nov (Nov-18) during the fall 2019, not many student had the time to complete the badges. The last day of classes for the senior students was Dec. 6th. c-number of students with scores above 39/70 d-is to be undertaken in spring 2020.
  13. 13. Directions to follow • Establish a standard process to award digital badges • Get External Advisor Board Feedback • Create a community of digital badgers • Credit/fee-based digital badges • Create a database 13
  14. 14. Contact and Q&A • Kannan Sivaprakasam ( ) staff.aspx • Plamen Miltenoff ( ) pmiltenoff/faculty 14