Issue 4

7th June 2019
Welcome to the 4th issue of The Learning Fractal - the evolution of Badge News!

The Learning Fractal provides your monthly dose of inspiration, updates and events from the learning and credentialing world. This edition features a request for support to keep open resources relating to digital credentials openly available; employers and universities collaborating to develop digital credentials; and Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Managing Director at City & Guilds Group, reflecting on their place in the future of education.
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Why a New Kind of ‘Badge’ Stands Out From the Crowd

"In certain circles, “alternative credentials” are all the rage. But mostly in theory.

That’s why I’m following the progress of the new “generalist digital-technology credential” developed by a partnership of 12 universities and 14 companies. It’s a smart example of how to create an alternative credential that carries tangible value for those who earn it, including preferential treatment in internships and job interviews."

Read more from Goldie Blumenstyk in the Chronicle of Higher Education...

Badge Summit 2019. An Exploration of Micro-credentials, Access and Equity
This year's Badge Summit will take place on 22nd June in Philadelphia, PA. Find out more...
Building learning pathways with digital badges

The IDB is stepping into the digital badge arena with two major intertwined goals.

Find out more in Stella Porto's post...
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The Learner Revolution. How Colleges Can Thrive in a New Skills and Competencies Marketplace.

A new report from the Education Design Lab, provides reflections from five years of applied human-centered design at 100+ institutions.
"Within the decade, all but the most exclusive learning providers, old and new, will compete for students at the competency and experience level rather than at the degree level. That is the principal paradigm shift of the Learner Revolution.
Digital Credentials: Rethinking the currency of qualifications #FutureofEducation

Find out more... about this interview with Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Managing Director at City & Guilds Group
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