Issue 22

15th January 2021
It's a new year for all of us and a new year for 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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Do you use Badge Wiki?

We Are Open Co-op kicked off the Badge Wiki project with a Barn Raising event to create the frame for what was to come. Three and a half years later, our members continue to share the wiki with projects that might benefit from badges. However, it's the community that edits it and our sponsors that provide essential funding to keep it live. Do you edit or use Badge Wiki? Hit reply, we'd love to know!
The Future of Work: How Digital Credentials Are More Impactful Than Ever
On Thursday February 4th, the Australian Institute of Training and Development is hosting a webinar with a digital credentials consultancy to discuss global trends in digital badging and begin defining a practical checklist to support digital credential strategy development. Read more about the webinar.

Digital Credentials to Encourage Sustainable Development

The Digital Public Goods Alliance is a multi-stakeholder initiative to accelerate the attainment of the sustainable development goals in low- and middle-income countries by facilitating the discovery, development, use of, and investment in digital public goods. The DPGA is led by an Interim Strategy Group consisting of: iSPIRT; The Government of Norway; The Government of Sierra Leone; and UNICEF. Read more about the DPGA.

Participate in the validation process!

Help UNICEF validate Digital Public Goods and earn a blockchain-based badge for your contribution, the Digital Public Goods Alliance is using open principles and tactics, so we're bound to learn more in 2021. Helping them ensure the definition of a digital public good is one we can all agree on will help unlock funding, partnerships and and possibilities for years to come.

Find out more

Open Badge Passport goes mobile

The Open Badge Passport app is versatile and provides much more than features of a badge backpack. You can receive and share your badges but also search and earn new badges.

Article by Open Badge Factory

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World Economic Forum Future of Jobs Report
The World Economic Forum released it's 2020 report in October. The 2020 pandemic as well as the increase in automation has caused a disruption that will likely change the job landscape forever. Many jobs will no longer exist, and those that remain will require staff reskilling at a massive scale. Digital credentials have reached a maturity that is changing the way organizations and governments are looking at talent acquisition. See the report.
How To Spot Economic Trends And Three Ways To Increase Your Value In The Future Of Work
Digital Credentials: A Better Way To Capture And Communicate Learning
As the world has changed during the pandemic with more people using technology for the educational endeavours, micro-credentials are beginning to go mainstream. As online enrollments increase, we're seeing that people prefer programs and courses that award some sort of digital credential.  Read more...
Rewarding and Encouraging Clinical Data Research Volunteers at CDISC with Open Badges

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