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Mathieu Plourde

@Ignatia Webs: #Blockchain in #learning exploring for #validation of lifelonglearning #... - 0 views

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    "What I am looking for is a stackable certification solution, which blockchain for learning or education can provide. This stackable way of organising or linking learning could enable a validated, personalized certification procedure covering both formal learning (e.g. certification, degrees, micro-credits) and informal learning (e.g. badges, skills, experiences). Practically: each learner has a learning wallet or portfolio, and you - as a learner - can add each learning step as you 'earn' it and you are issued a certificate/badge of what you learned by a learning authority/individual/group).  "
Mathieu Plourde

Digital Credentials Initiative - 0 views

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    "Our mission is to create a trusted, distributed, and shared infrastructure that will become the standard for issuing, storing, displaying, and verifying academic credentials, digitally."
Mathieu Plourde

MIT Starts University Group to Build New Digital Credential System - 0 views

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    "When a college goes out of business, all of its alumni can suddenly find themselves in an unexpected dilemma: How can graduates prove they actually earned their degrees when no one is left at the institution to send academic transcripts to prospective employers or graduate schools? That scenario is one reason that a group of nine universities, led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, today announced a collaboration to build a system that would let institutions issue digital diplomas and credentials in a way that can be verified without needing to check with a human registrar. The idea is to encourage widespread use of digital credentials across all kinds of academic institutions, and even at more informal places of learning, so that students end up taking ownership of how to communicate their learning to employers."
Mathieu Plourde

How Blockchain Will Disrupt the Higher Education Transcript - 2 views

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    "In essence, it is a just a distributed ledger to record transactions. What makes it special is that it is durable, time-stamped, transparent and decentralized. Those characteristics are equally useful for managing financial transactions as for a system of reputation. In fact, you can think of reputation as a type of currency for social capital, rather than financial capital."
Mathieu Plourde

Microcredentials and Educational Technology: A Proposed Ethical Taxonomy - 0 views

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    "Though there are likely many other issues than covered here, a resourceful start is a classification system based on three primary ethical concerns: shifting powers, archiving the future, and building trust. Likewise, it is noted that the focus on microcredentialing should be as a concept rather than as a specific technology, protocol, or practice."
Mathieu Plourde

6 Universities Launch a Store for Credentials - 0 views

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    "Courses will be available in "power skills" (e.g. communication), "technical skills" (e.g. IT) and career-advancement skills" (e.g. negotiation). Learners pay $50, $100 or $150 for courses and, upon completion of an assessment, receive printable certificates or digital badges."
Mathieu Plourde

The launch of OERu: Towards free learning opportunities for all students worldwide | BC... - 0 views

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    "Imagine anyone in the world having access to a world-class education online for free, and getting credentials for it. With the launch of Open Educational Resources University (OERu) on November 1, that's exactly what is now possible. The launch is a significant milestone in higher education globally, and marks a transition from an international collaboration prototype to a sustainable, scalable program of accessible OERu study."
Mathieu Plourde

'Where Should I Go to College?' - 1 views

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    Where should a young person now go to college? It depends. Does she want more of the good American high school with its hustle and bustle, its strivings for excellence, its fixation on leadership, it's partnering and incentivizing and getting proactive, and succeeding, succeeding, succeeding? Or does she want something else?
Mathieu Plourde

7 Things You Should Read About Badges - 0 views

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    Badges represent a way of acknowledging achievements or skill acquisition more granular than a college degree. The resources below provide an overview of the uses of badges and their implications for how individual accomplishments can be awarded, recognized, and shared.
Mathieu Plourde

What is Degreed? - 1 views

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    "THE NEW DEGREE FOR THE NEW WORLD. DEGREED IS A FREE SERVICE THAT SCORES AND VALIDATES YOUR LIFELONG EDUCATION FROM BOTH ACCREDITED (I.E. HARVARD) AND NON-ACCREDITED (I.E. ITUNESU, LYNDA.COM, KHAN ACADEMY, ETC.) SOURCES."
Mathieu Plourde

Competing with "Free," Part One - 0 views

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    "As the "credit for prior learning" movement gains traction, it will be progressively easier for students not only to learn in nontraditional ways, but to accumulate credits for what they've learned."
Mathieu Plourde

Site-based testing deals strengthen case for granting credit to MOOC students - 0 views

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    The massive open online course (MOOC) provider edX took a step toward boosting the credibility of its "graduates" on Thursday, announcing a partnership with Pearson's testing centers that would allow students in edX's free, online courses to take proctored exams.
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