Issue 16

5th June 2020
Welcome to the 16th issue of The Learning Fractal, providing your monthly dose of inspiration, updates and events from the learning, badging and credentialing world.

This edition features articles on building resilience through an open approach to education and recognition; Google Cloud's new skills badges and learning pathways; building teams that work well together online; nearly one million UK workers sign up for badged courses; digital teacher skills validation in Rwanda; and St George's University of London skills and recognition award.

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Google Cloud Debuts Certification Learning Paths, Skill Badges

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Building resilience through an open approach to education

In this digital age, in theory we can learn and recognise learning, anywhere and at anytime. The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that even in lockdown, we can use our networks, community, and citizen-based solutions to continue learning. However, the pandemic has also highlighted that we don't have all the structures or processes to support this across the board. Individuals and organisations have been responding on the fly.

In this blog post, Gráinne Hamilton discusses how open approaches can empower citizens to recognise learning that happens everywhere and contribute to resilient education structures. She describes 5 ideas for implementing this, including using open recognition standards and badge pathways, and expanding our notions of trusted assessment. 

Read more from Gráinne in her post

From silos to squads: Building an organization focused on equitable collaboration
Building teams that work well together online

Article from Participate
Almost a quarter of the UK workforce are learning new skills in lockdown
More than 950,000 have signed up for Open University online courses, which offer digital badges. Find out more...
Digital Teacher ICT Skills Validation in Rwanda

Article from Open Badge Factory
Badge Summit 2020: Online. 25-26 June 2020
Virtual Conference: An Exploration of Micro-credentials, Access and Equity, will take place online this month. Find out more...
St George’s University of London Launches the George’s Award with
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