Panel Presentation Session CNT61
Launching a Digital Badging Program: a Roadmap for Connecting Educators, Learners and Employers
Date Friday, Dec 8 Time –
Digital credentials will change the way we think about and represent learning, competencies, and achievement inside and outside an institution. Organisations including the IMS Global Learning Consortium are collaborating to develop standards to facilitate the exchange of competency-based data and achievements via a secure, verifiable framework for open badges. Presenters will detail their programs, review lessons learned, share results, and discuss the opportunities for learners digitally to market 21st century skills. Join to hear about best practice and innovations which are enabling an EdTech ecosystem that allows learners to demonstrate evidence of the depth of their learning, and facilitates connections among educators, learners, and employers.
European School of Luxembourg II, Luxembourg
Using Digital Badges as an Assessment Tool in Primary Computing
I'm a primary school teacher, originally from Kent, United Kingdom and now residing in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.
I originally trained at the University of Roehampton, and graduated with first class honours in Primary Education in 2013. After that I taught for three years in a London school, before moving to Luxemourg in 2017 to teach in one of the European Schools, as part of the European School Network.
While in London I became the school coordinator for Computing, and that developed an interest of mine to bring digital solutions to aid both teachers and children in the classroom. After a year in this role, I presented my findings at the 2017 BETT Show in London, and am looking forward to being part of the Digital Badges Panel in Berlin this December!
Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
Ilona Buchem (PhD) is Professor for Media and Communication at Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw (Poland), Concordia University (WI, USA) and University Duisburg-Essen (Germany). She studied Educational Sciences at Humboldt University in Berlin and obtained her PhD degree in Business Education in 2009. Her research and teaching focus on the intersections of digital media and society, with special focus on emerging technologies such as social, mobile, wearable and smart technologies. Her research interests include Digital Collaboration, Digital Diversity, Digital Learning and Digital Leadership. Ilona Buchem has led a number of R&D projects dedicated to emerging digital media for learning and digital strategies in organisations. She is the Chair of the Special Interest Group on Wearable Technology Enhanced Learning at the European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning (EATEL), the founder of the Europortfolio German Chapter and a member of several organisations related to distance education and technology-enhanced learning, including the Association of Media in Science (GMW) and the European Distance Education Network (EDEN). She has initiated and has been actively involved in a number of national and international projects both as a project coordinator and a researcher, including Mediencommunity 2.0, iCollaborate, Networked Identities, Future Social Learning Networks (FSLN), Credit Points (BMBF, BMAS, BA), BeuthBonus (BMBF, BMAS, BA, ESF), fMOOC (BMBF), Digital Future (Stifterverband) and Open Badge Network (Erasmus+).