Issue 12

7th February 2020
Welcome to the 12th issue of The Learning Fractal.

The Learning Fractal provides your monthly dose of inspiration, updates and events from the learning and credentialing world. This edition features an update on developments impacting HR; an argument for an assessment framework for digital badges; and a new EU report promoting the use of Open Badges.

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Digital Badging - The need for assessment framework

Paul Jagger FBCS believes there is room for improvement and development with digital badges. In this BCS article, he explores how digital badges might be mapped to a competence model, enabling comparison by employers, recruits and job seekers...

"Digital badging is in its infancy and has much potential, but until there is a common competence framework against which knowledge, skills, experience and behaviour can be mapped, it will be difficult for employers, recruiters and job seekers to understand their relative worth. In reality. the perceived value of digital badges will derive from a combination of the market demand for the skill and the brand of the awarding organisation."

Read more from Paul Jagger

Promoting online training opportunities for the workforce in Europe
An EU report considers the impact of digital transformation and UN sustainability targets on workforce development. It calls for more focus on online learning, and inceased use of Open Badges. Read more...
Open Badge Factory Webinars
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Microcredentials: go further, faster
Stephen Downes quotes from a sales pitch for microcredentials and poses the following question: "It makes it sound like you could have gotten your PhD in a few months from your living room if only it was taught using microcredentials. But microcredentials aren't - can't be - the equivalent of traditional credentials. Can they?". Read more...
Badgr Monthly Webinar Series

Badgr runs a monthly webinar series on the first Wednesday of every month...

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