Issue 24

5th February 2021
Welcome to another edition of The Learning Fractal. Here's your monthly dose of inspiration, updates and events from the badging, credentialing and learning world.

This issue edited by Laura Hilliger
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Upcoming Events

2021 Digital Credentials Summit

IMS Global invites everyone to their 2021 Digital Credentials Summit. The program agenda and registration are on their site. The event focuses on all aspects of advancing the use of digital credentials for employment and educational opportunities with sessions on Open Badges, the Comprehensive Learner Record, and more!
New Policy Brief: Using Credential Transparency to Align Education and Employment Information to Meet State Goals
Credential Engine has published a Policy Brief­­ to motivate states to see the benefits of a connected, open-access data network. Read more.

Building Democracy for All: Interactive Explorations of Government and Civic Life

With a variety of learning pathways and topics including philosophical foundations and freedom of the press, this OER e-book reached a milestone of 100,000 views and was promptly awarded badge! See the e-book above to use in your teaching and learning practice or read more about the authors and the Golden Book Badge here.
Prototyping with Purpose: Catalyst Definition Phase
Catalyst is helping charities with digital transformation, and We Are Open has been pleased to help out. Over the past year, we've done a number of projects to support charities as the move to digital services and online learning.

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Verifying Pharmacy Business Across the USA with Open Badges

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Call for Chapters: Credential Innovations for Inclusive Pathways to Professions
IGI Global is writing a book that "aims to investigate the state of credential innovations, exam issues and trends, share promising theories and practices, and explore implications with case studies highlighting a broad range of credentials issued through agencies such as institutions of higher education (IHEs), local educational agencies (LEAs), private industries, regulatory agencies, and/or professional associations." Become an author and submit your chapter idea by February 23rd. Learn more.
Are you using Microsoft teams? Have you set up open badges to help your organization recognize achievements?
7 pillars for quality education online
Moodle recently published a post looking at the platforms features through 7 key pillars: Resources, Communication, Collaboration, Assessment, Accreditation, Reporting and Accessibility.   Read more...
Have you read a great article about learning you'd like us to include in an upcoming issue? Get in touch with a link!
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