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Recognition of non-formal, open learning: are we there yet?

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Conference presentation with Airina Volungevičienė and Marius Šadauskas from the ReOPEN project (http://reopen.eu/) at #oer17

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Recognition of non-formal, open learning: are we there yet?

  1. 1. #OER17, London Gabi Witthaus (Independent) Airina Volungevičienė and Marius Šadauskas (Vytautas Magnus University) Recognition of open, online learning: are we there yet?
  2. 2. • Recognition of open, online learning (Airina) • Findings from the OpenCred Study (Gabi) • OpenCred traffic light model (Gabi) • Introducing the ReOPEN project (Airina) • The ReOPEN platform (Marius) • The future (Airina) Overview
  3. 3. Recognition of open, online learning
  4. 4. OpenCred Study (2014-16) Witthaus, G., Inamorato dos Santos. A., Childs, M., Tannhäuser, A., Conole, G., Nkuyubwatsi, B., Punie, Y. (2016)
  5. 5. Credentialisation vs recognition Witthaus, G., Inamorato dos Santos. A., Childs, M., Tannhäuser, A., Conole, G., Nkuyubwatsi, B., Punie, Y. (2016)
  6. 6. Snapshot from the literature • Not clear whether HEIs will recognise open learning achievements (Reushle et al, 2016) • Policy – needed or not? • MOOCs are most reported on (but not the only non-formal open learning that can be recognised) • Assessment is key • Little guidance available to MOOC learners
  7. 7. Member States should… • have in place, no later than 2018, in accordance with national circumstances and specificities, and as they deem appropriate, arrangements for the validation of non- formal and informal learning… Council of Europe recommendation (Council of the European Union, 2012)
  8. 8. NVAO recommends that a MOOC certificate: • (a) formally and clearly states on whose authority it was issued, provides information on the content, level and study load, states that the holder has achieved the desired learning objectives, provides information on the testing methods employed and lists the credits obtained, according to a standard international system or in some other acceptable format. • (b) is demonstrably based on authentication; • (c) states that the examinations have been administered under supervision and specifies the nature of this supervision. Example: Netherlands (NVAO (Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders), 2014)
  9. 9. Relationship between assessment and credentialisation Witthaus, G., Inamorato dos Santos. A., Childs, M., Tannhäuser, A., Conole, G., Nkuyubwatsi, B., Punie, Y. (2016)
  10. 10. OpenCred Traffic Light Model Witthaus, G., Inamorato dos Santos. A., Childs, M., Tannhäuser, A., Conole, G., Nkuyubwatsi, B., Punie, Y. (2016)
  11. 11. The ReOPEN project
  12. 12. About the ReOPEN project
  13. 13. The problem: • Ensuring learners’ identity verification in assessment • Ensuring that certificates are authentic ReOPEN’s solution: create a platform that enables learner identity verification and the issuing of credentials Current situation Marius Šadauskas
  14. 14. • Provide training materials for course providers • Deliver non-formal open courses • Integrate with existing organizational IT solutions • Meet organizational/ national regulations The ReOPEN platform will…
  15. 15. • Enable learner verification –User registration –User verification –Learning agreement • Support recognition of learning results –Certificate –Digital badges The platform will also…
  16. 16. Wordpress website integrated with Moodle LMS, enabling: • Non-formal course synchronization • User synchronization • User enrollment to non-formal courses • Certificate for acquired competences • Digital Badges Technology
  17. 17. The future
  18. 18. Gabi Witthaus: g.witthaus@lancaster.ac.uk Airina Volungevičienė: airina.volungeviciene@vdu.lt Marius Sadauskas: marius.sadauskas@vdu.lt Thank you!
  19. 19. Council of the European Union. Convention on the recognition of qualifications concerning higher education in the European region. CETS. No. 165 (1997) Available at http://conventions.coe.int/Treaty/en/Treaties/Html/165.htm NVAO (2014). MOOCs and Online HE: A Survey, The Hague: Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO), Available at http://www.nvao.net/page/downloads/NVAO_MOOCs_and_online_HE_A_survey_Jun e_2014.pdf Reushle, S., Antonio, A. & Keppell, M. (Eds.) (2016). Open learning and formal credentialing in higher education: curriculum models and institutional policies. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Witthaus, G., Inamorato dos Santos. A., Childs, M., Tannhäuser, A., Conole, G.,Nkuyubwatsi, B., & Punie, Y. (2016). Validation of Non-formal MOOC-based Learning: An Analysis of Assessment and Recognition Practices in Europe. Seville: EU JRC IPTS. Available at: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/bitstream/JRC96968/lfna27660enn.pd f References
  20. 20. Recognition of open, online learning: are we there yet? by Gabi Witthaus, Airina Volungevičienė and Marius Šadauskas is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://reopen.eu/. Attribution

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