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’

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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

Abundance of choice – a challenge for learning

At the start of 2017 I thought it would be fun to think of any red threads that appear to be running through my recent work. Could they lead to interesting predictions or at least goals for the future? My current work in the fields of further education, open education and digitalisation, and on how… Continue reading Abundance of choice – a challenge for learning