Knowledge Exchange Space
Recognition of Digital (Micro)credentials – The Trust Factor
Join this panel session to discuss the key issues of trust and recognition in relation to Digital (Micro)credentials, learn more about concrete examples from Europe and beyond, and contribute with your own experience and questions.
Knowledge Innovation Centre, Malta
Ildiko is currently holding a position as Research and Development Associate at the Knowledge Innovation Centre (KIC) in Malta. As an expert consultant of everis, she is supporting the development of the new Europass, a project led by the European Commission's DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Her role there is to coordinate the activities of 16 countries that are piloting the European Digital Credentials Infrastructure.
She has been working in the field of open & distance education and e-learning since 1998. For 3 years she served as Deputy Secretary General at the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN). She was a freelance contractor of ICWE in 2017, providing social media and communication services to promote OEB Midsummit, eLearning Africa and OEB17.
Ildiko's current research interests are focusing on the standardisation of digital micro-credentials in higher education, the recognition and portability of open learning experiences and using blockchain technology in education.
International Council on Badges and Credentials [ICoBC],
Rolf works for LinkedIn at the intersection of government, education and organisational learning. He is also an active member of the International Council on Badges and Credentials [ICoBC] to ensure a systemic view of badges and credentials for individuals, organisations and societies. Rolf also serves as a Council Member to the Union of International Associations and as a Certified Supporter to the Corporate Social Responsibility community of ZiviZ at Stifterverband (W.I.E.).
Prior to joining LinkedIn in 2016, Rolf has worked for Pearson, the largest education company in the world, on secondary, post-secondary and corporate training initiatives across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. From 2011 to 2012, Rolf was tinkering on various visionary projects such as eLearning quality (epprobate), streaming (TEDx etc.), ePortfolios, Immersive Worlds, Networks of Change Structures as well as Coworking and Community Spaces.
The focus of his work from 2007 till 2009 was on the ROI of eLearning programs for larger corporations. This focus changed with his assignment as Executive Manager of the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning where innovation and technology as an enhancer of personal, organisational and societal development became a central topic. By the time Rolf had obtained his Engineering degree in Media Technology, he had worked on large digital transformation projects, for instance, for the L&D department of L’ORÉAL. He later designed and managed complex eLearning projects mainly for corporate customers.
Deborah Arnold is national and international projects coordinator at AUNEGe, the French digital university for economics and management. She develops, coordinates and participates in a number of projects on topics such as active learning for soft skills development, open virtual mobility and digital credentials, in addition to national work around resources and frameworks in the discplinary fieldof management studies.
Before joining AUNEGe in September 2018, Deborah ran the educational technology and distance learning department at the University of Burgundy and was in charge of the digital education strategy area of the digital roadmap. Prior to that, she worked for over 10 years as a project manager at Vidéoscop, the audiovisual and multimedia production department of Université Nancy 2. From 2010 to 2016 she served on the Executive Committee of EDEN (European Distance and E-learning Network) and held the position of Vice-President Communication (2015-2016). She is an EDEN Senior Fellow and currently serves on the EDEN Fellows Coucil board.
Deborah has a Masters degree in digital media production, journalism and communication from the University of Burgundy, and is currently completing a PhD on the topic of leadership for technology-enhanced learning in higher education at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).