Panel Session SKL118
Trusted Badge Systems and Digital (Micro) Credentials Solutions: Progression to a Standard
Skills, competencies and achievements gained through learning experiences have great value for career opportunities. Provided that online badges and credentials are backed by robust programmes, they can provide much-needed context for employers and some may even become more meaningful than formal qualifications.
As we seem to be heading for a jobs "cliff", this panel will discuss the role of credentials and badges as trusted, powerful signals and the ways to progress to adoption standards, to ensure their all-important robustness.
Perrine De Coëtlegon
Université de Lille, France
Perrine de Coëtlogon is an expert for Digital technology, Europe & International, within the MIssion for Pedagogy and Digital Technology (MIPNES) of the French Ministry for Higher Education. She is member of the working group of the European Commission “Digital skills and competences” since January 2016 and has been member of the team that lead to the French innovative portal www.sup-numerique.gouv.fr. She has practised for 6 years as general secretary for the Frenchspeaking Digital University for Health and Sport Sciences (UNF3S), having therefor knowledge and practice in OER, in France but also in French speaking countries (Senegal, Ivory Cost, #IDENEUF). She has studied law and German law in Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense and the Potsdam University (Germany). Before going back to higher education in 2009, she practised law at the Paris Bar for 7 years in French, English and German.
GA Partnership, UK
Graham Hudson works with professional organisations, government ministries and development programmes both nationally and internationally. His focus is on helping organisations get better outcomes from their examinations and assessments by improving the reliability and validity of assessments. He helps organisations make the change to digital systems and is an expert in supporting them through successful procurement. He has over 35 years experience in the industry and has been responsible for marking the UK's national curriculum tests as well as the introduction of marking from image technology nationally and internationally. Graham Hudson is a member of the IoD’s Assessment Committee and is chair of the Learning and Technology Committee for NEBOSH. He is also a Board member and Secretary of the e-Assessment Association (eAA), a not-for-profit independent body for those working with e-Assessment. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has considerable experience of procurement of e-assessment solutions from both sides of the fence as well as a excellent working knowledge of the market.
LinkedIn Learning, Ireland
Garnet Berry works at LinkedIn, with a focus on supporting organisations upskill their staff and students.
Having a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Garnet spent the early part of his career teaching IT and Business Studies within secondary education. As he began to use technology in the classroom, he saw first-hand the impact this was having on his teaching and learning.
Garnet then transitioned to working with some well-known organisation within Edtech such as Pearson and Moodle HQ. Now with the power of LinkedIn's Economic Graph insights along with his teaching experience he has acquired a unique perspective of the digital learning ecosystem.