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Micro-credentialism: Bite-sized stories from the world of digital credentials

Micro-credentialism: Bite-sized stories from the world of digital credentials

By Robert Bajor
This podcast explores the digital badging landscape and celebrates individuals and organizations creating outstanding achievement ecosystems for their communities.
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Episode 8: Stella Porto
Stella Porto is a Learning Specialist at the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC. Currently Stella is working on a number of  initiatives and currently she is focused on helping Latin America to move courses online through a program called #Movingonline BID. This program includes a large umbrella of various activities: a hub of Spanish language resources and community of practice, weekly webinars, and various short courses to support faculty and other professionals in this transition. "Micro-credentialism: Bite-sized stories from the world of digital credentials" explores the digital badging landscape and celebrates individuals that create opportunities for achievement for their communities. For more information, or to get started with Badgr for free, please visit https://www.badgr.com.
41:40
December 16, 2020
Episode 7: Megan Stiles Madel
Megan Stiles Madel is the Executive Director of LRNG at Southern New Hampshire University. LRNG: is closing the equity gap by transforming how young people access and experience learning and work and collaborates with schools, city leaders, businesses and community institutions to build an ecosystem of learning that combines in-school, out-of-school, employer-based and online learning experiences into a seamless network that is open and inviting to all youth. Part of their comprehensive solution is by awarding Badgr-powered badges. "Micro-credentialism: Bite-sized stories from the world of digital credentials" explores the digital badging landscape and celebrates individuals that create opportunities for achievement for their communities. For more information, or to get started with Badgr for free, please visit https://www.badgr.com.
01:08:11
November 11, 2020
Episode 6: Kerri Lemoie
Kerri Lemoie is the owner of OpenWorks Group LLC, an internet technology research and strategy consultancy. She is pursuing a Ph.D. at Fielding Graduate University in Media Psychology. Her dissertation research focuses on technology adoption of self-sovereign digital identity and more broadly on trust and online behavior. Kerri is one of the founding technical contributors to Open Badges and a leader in digital credentials. When she’s not geeking out, Kerri is enjoying her time with her fiancé, Kathryn, and their dog and three cats. Most of the time you can find her in Durham, NC. "Micro-credentialism: Bite-sized stories from the world of digital credentials" explores the digital badging landscape and celebrates individuals that create opportunities for achievement for their communities. For more information, or to get started with Badgr for free, please visit https://www.badgr.com.
51:59
October 14, 2020
Episode 5: Savi Barrowes
Savi Barrowes is the VP of workforce platforms at Dignity Health Global Education and the co-founder of the Anonymous co., a company on a mission to help 1,000,000 women level up in their life by teaching them proven and actionable techniques to achieve their goals. Savi is also the host of the podcast "Dream Big and Live Free" where she interviews innovators, executives, athletes, entrepreneurs, and disruptors about the challenges that they've overcome to become the people they are today. "Micro-credentialism: Bite-sized stories from the world of digital credentials" explores the digital badging landscape and celebrates individuals that create opportunities for achievement for their communities. For more information, or to get started with Badgr for free, please visit https://www.badgr.com.
56:49
September 11, 2020
Episode 4: Travis Thurston
Travis Thurston is the Assistant Director in the Office of Empowering Teaching Excellence (ETE) at Utah State University. Travis directs all professional development programming: developing and facilitating seminars, workshops, and a teaching conference focused on the improvement of teaching. Travis works with instructors at Utah State, including full-time, adjunct, staff, and graduate students who have a teaching role at the university.  Travis created and facilitates the ETE 10 Professional Learning Pathways micro-credentialing program to support instructors in engaging in individualized instructional development and reflective teaching practices. While the program launched four years ago, USU recently adopted Badgr to facilitate this new program utilizing the Pathways LTI in Canvas. Travis started as a high school teacher before moving into the higher ed space as an instructional designer and adjunct instructor. He holds a Masters of Educational Technology from Boise State University and a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from Utah State University. His research focuses on improving digital-age instruction. Travis and his wife Jenny have four children whose athletic and academic endeavors contribute to his perspectives on teaching and learning. "Micro-credentialism: Bite-sized stories from the world of digital credentials" explores the digital badging landscape and celebrates individuals that create opportunities for achievement for their communities. For more information, or to get started with Badgr, please visit https://www.badgr.com.
44:22
August 11, 2020
Episode 3: Dr. Bill Moseley
Dr. Bill Moseley is the Dean of academic technology at Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, California.  Bakersfield college serves students in central California where Dr. Moseley has used Badgr to develop an ecosystem that connects badges to student learning outcomes within coursework. "Micro-credentialism: Bite-sized stories from the world of digital credentials" explores the digital badging landscape and celebrates individuals that create opportunities for achievement for their communities. For more information, or to get started with Badgr, please visit https://www.badgr.com.
34:30
July 10, 2020
Bonus Episode: Noah Geisel
Noah Geisel is an educator and digital badges consultant and the brains behind the annual Badge Summit. Noah started his career as a spanish language educator and coach. His Interest in recognition later became a career in consulting, where he specializes in digital badging ecosystems. Noah's previous projects include working on K12 initiatives with Aurora public schools and with Reelworks in New York City. Noah also organizes and leads the annual digital badge summit. Learn more about the 2020 badge summit here: * https://www.thebadgesummit.com/ "Micro-credentialism: Bite-sized stories from the world of digital credentials" explores the digital badging landscape and celebrates individuals that create opportunities for achievement for their communities. For more information, or to get started with Badgr, please visit https://www.badgr.com.
46:01
June 15, 2020
Episode 2: Dr. Richard Edwards
Dr. Richard Edwards is the director of the Exploration Center for innovative Teaching & Engagement (XCITE) at UC Riverside. In Dr. Edwards' previous role, he served as the executive director of strategic learning at Ball State. While at Ball State, he taught MOOCs with Turner Classic Movies (TCM), and it was in this project that Dr. Edwards explored the use of badges and micro-credentials. Currently, Dr. Edweards specializes in innovation in higher education and works with faculty in terms of both teaching excellence and research into the future of learning. "Micro-credentialism: Bite-sized stories from the world of digital credentials" explores the digital badging landscape and celebrates individuals that create opportunities for achievement for their communities. For more information, or to get started with Badgr, please visit https://www.badgr.com.
01:00:58
June 11, 2020
Episode 1: Jon Kelley
Jon Kelley is a teaching and learning Coach at Dempsey Middle School in Delaware City Schools in Delaware, Ohio.  In Jon's previous position as a 6th-grade science teacher, he developed a canvas course that utilized mastery-based learning strategies and provided students with authentic learning experiences. In his program, students earned badges once they demonstrated mastery of a learning target. In Jon's current role, he is developing personalized professional learning opportunities that use badges to recognize educators in his district. "Micro-credentialism: Bite-sized stories from the world of digital credentials" explores the digital badging landscape and celebrates individuals that create opportunities for achievement for their communities. For more information, or to get started with Badgr for free, please visit https://www.badgr.com.
33:24
April 24, 2020