Alternative credentials for refugees on the Kiron platform

Kiron Campus offers courses based on existing online programmes of study (MOOCs) from leading universities to registered refugee students from across the globe. These courses are curated by the curriculum team at Kiron with a focus on the Kiron student target group.  Following completion of a programme, students receive a formal transcript of record (TOR), … Continue reading Alternative credentials for refugees on the Kiron platform

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Badges als Kompetenzprofile in Zeiten der ‘Agilität’

“Die Lernenden der Zukunft werden in ihrem langen Leben episodisch und immer wieder aufs Neue auf tertiäre Bildung zugreifen.” – so betont erneut eine aktuelle Analyse der Konsequenzen einer digitalen Welt für die Gesellschaft die Bedeutung des lebenslangen Lernens (Weise, Hanson, Sentz, & Saleh, 2018). Für die Zukunft ist lebenslangen Lernen wichtig, aber es geht … Continue reading Badges als Kompetenzprofile in Zeiten der ‘Agilität’

How does recognition happen in your daily life and how could digitalisation make this better?

With learning at the centre of modern society, new ways of recognising learning are being sought that are more flexible, more inclusive and more transparent than the current forms of official certification. Formal recognition only ever covers a small sector of the total population – i.e. those in education and training programmes with certification aligned … Continue reading How does recognition happen in your daily life and how could digitalisation make this better?

Open badges: light and agile or robust and formal?

On Monday 10 September, I represented MIRVA-member FiBS at a German-speaking workshop looking at the role and design of digital certificates, with a particular focus on the application of open badges. The workshop took place at the Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, and was attended by a group of 15 people representing very different perspectives … Continue reading Open badges: light and agile or robust and formal?

Incomplete recognition of people’s talents

Here’s a short piece on another European data set. This time it is data from the European Skills and Jobs Survey (ESJS). This week I’ve been at Open Belgium presenting our European project entitled MIRVA (Making Informal Recognition Visible and Actionable). The project is looking into new ways to recognise the skills, competencies and abilities … Continue reading Incomplete recognition of people’s talents