Integrating Stackable Credentials — Breaking Things Down, And Rebuilding For Success
Concurrent Session 5
Stackable Credentials (you know, “badges” and such?) sound “great”. But then you have to implement ‘em. And then integrating with credit-bearing courses for the real student value? It requires a specific set of skills. You, dear learning designer, have those skills. Come find out how to make the most of your superpower.
Stackable Credentials might be the latest EdReform buzzword to land on the discard pile. But, the news reports are persistent — employers want students to demonstrate skills that can contribute to immediate success in the world of work. And aligning credit/degree courses to certificates, badges and the like is one way to translate schoolwork to skills achievement.
That said, trying to ensure that two discrete sets of information align with student expectations, the faculty’s approach, and institutional outcomes creates quite a tangled web that needs superpowers (or maybe supercomputing) skills.
So, where does the learning designer fit into this? Come find out about those superpowers you hold. We’ll unpack the challenges and cover some strategies and approaches you can take back to campus to help make progress in this arena.