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The Legitimacy of Badges & Micro-credentials in Todays Workplace

Colorados Digital Badging Initiative: A New Model for Credentialing Technical Math Skills and More

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Brenda PereaInstructional Design Project ManagerColorado Community College System

Colorados Digital Badging Initiative: A New Model for Credentialing Technical Math Skills and More

CredentialingMarketplaceMany types of credentialsFragmented, multi-layered, complex system that doesnt work well for employers, individuals or educatorsHighly diverse and decentralizedMany actors: schools, industry groups,occupational groups, licensing boards,accreditors, and moreDifferent:purposesquality assurance mechanismsmetrics for awardingDifficult to understand Public and employer policies struggle to keep pace with new developmentsThe problem.

We know that the range of students served by our educational system and the range of their needs for credentials is greater than ever.

Many of todays postsecondary students no longer conform to a traditional profile of the newly minted high school graduate in pursuit o a 2/4 year degree.

Todays marketplace for education credentials is highly fragmented ranging from badges and industry-based certifications to two- and four-year degrees and beyond. Its a complex, multi-layered ecosystem that presents major challenges for students, employers, workers and policymakers. Individuals encounter too many dead ends as they work to gain the skills and credentials they need to advance. Employers have lost trust in credentials as they seek the skilled employees they need to compete globally. Policymakers at all levels are unsure about how to protect users and assure quality education and credentials in an increasingly diversified learning environment. In short, the credentialing world is confusing, at times even chaotic.

To enhance the utility of credentials and reduce costs borne by individuals and employers, we need a common language a unified analytic framework that helps stakeholders compare the value and suitability of different types of credentials.

Connecting Credentials uses competencies what the learner knows and is able to do as common reference points to help understand and compare levels of knowledge, skills and abilities that underlie degrees, certificates, industry certifications, licenses, apprenticeships, badges and other credentials. Competencies are understood both in industry and academia and can be applied in multiple contexts, making them a powerful unifying way to examine credentials.The Framework is intended to connect the dots among diverse credentials by using common language to describe what recipients of each credential should know and be able to do. This would help clarify the meaning of credentials, make them easier to compare, and make it possible to translate the learning gained from one credential toward securing another.

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Potential attributes of a new systemAll learning matters wherever its obtainedAll credentials are based on learning outcomes (competencies)Credentials are portable, transferrable, transparent, useful and easily understood by learners, workers, employersHelps learners, workers and employers make informed choices about their investment in and value of the credential theyre purchasingHelps employers better qualify employees and reduce recruiting time, employee turn-over, and cost of retrainingBuilds a competitive, highly skilled workforce

Dynamic system agility to be relevant in rapidly changing labor markets Learning-Based&Learner-Centered

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US Dept. of Education ViewpointBadges can help engage students in learning, and broaden the avenues for learners of all ages to acquire and demonstrate as well as document and display their skills, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, 2011.Duncan also linked badging to competency-based education, saying it can help speed the shift from credentials that simply measure seat time, to ones that more accurately measure competency.

US Department of Education Viewpoint

Badges can help engage students in learning, and broaden the avenues for learners of all ages to acquire and demonstrate as well as document and display their skills, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in 2011.Duncan also linked badging to competency-based education, saying it can help speed the shift from credentials that simply measure seat time, to ones that more accurately measure competency.

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Anatomy of a Digital Badge

The anatomy of the micro-credential digital badge is the meta-data. The value is in the zeros and ones or Metadata.

One advantage to badges over a traditional college transcript or degree is that rather than having just implicit meaning, digital badges have EXPLICIT meaning , if you are uncertain of the value of the badge you can find out the:

CriteriaContextAND the evidence of learning that has occurred

So anyone who looks at that badge has the same information.8

Validity of a Badge OpenBadge Technical StandardsMeta Data StandardIdentifies all the associated credentials and evidence of the badgeOriginal Source is Verified

Standards are emerging to make badges more relevant for the receiver of the badge and the employer who wants to know what specific skills a prospective employee has9

Whats Really Behind the Badge.

Metadata and Criteria

Clicking on the digital badge brings up this type of Meta Data display.

Contains information on:Badge NameURLDescriptionURL to Criteria for earning badgeDate issued

The criteria like takes you to what the assessment and/or criteria used to by the issuer of the badge to determine how someone earns the badgeQuick way for a college (SME) to assess crosswalk for PLAQuick way for employer determine if badge represents needed skill

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What a badge looks like in Brendas Badge BackpackURL Digital Badge Link on a Resume:https://credly.com/u/pereaink

Badge Details available in Brendas digital backpack

Brendas LinkedIn Profile

Badges in the World TodayIve heard employers are skeptical of badges

InstitutionsColorado Community CollegesUniversity of Colorado--DenverColorado State University: Skills-Based Digital Badges for LearningIndiana UniversityPeer2Peer UniversityUniversity of WashingtonYaleMadison Area Technical CollegeSt. Norbert CollegeSeton Hall: social experience, adjunct to academicMadison Area Tech College: non credit in workforce development, badges for PDUC Davis: sustainable agriculture and food systems major, develop own goals/skillsPurdue: supplementing classrooms, extracurricularPurdue Medical School: nursingDePaul University, U of RI: admissionsPenn State: research;Indiana University: researchGranite State College: liberal arts skills;skills matrixUC IrvineUniversity of Colorado-Denver: Professional DevelopmentFlorida International University: Project Management MOOCEmory: OERs for faculty & studentsArizona State University: Awarding college credit for techJOYnT Academy badges for STEM coursesTexas A&M: Awarding college credit for tech Academy badges for STEM coursesGeorge Washington University: edX MOOCsUniversity of Central Florida: Information LiteracyUniversity of Michigan: Co-Curricular Learning and Reflection Badges (and others)Parker University: Badges for FacultyTexas Wesleyan University: Badges for CETL (Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning)

InternationalDeakin University: workforce readinessDeTao Shanghai: masters degree program for design - for courses and skillsOpen University: non-traditional studentsUBC: Integrating formal and informal learning pathways with badgesGeorge Brown College: New digital innovation badges recognize outstanding studentsSheffield Hallam University + University of Sheffield: skills development, recognition, and courseworkZayed University: badging professional developmentSussex University: badges for TEL / professional developmentCharles Darwin UniversityBorders College: student engagement, retention, and employability; professional developmentBeuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin: research

Institutions and companies using BadgesPurdue UniversityPenn StateIndiana UniversityUC DavisUC Irvine Colorado State UniversityUniversity of Colorado-DenverGeorge Washington UniversityMichigan StateUniversity of WashingtonAurora Public SchoolsKhan AcademyCity of New YorkCity of ChicagoCity of PittsburgCity of DallasGlassLabsGamesSweetWater FoundationBank of AmericaDeloitteWal-MartIBMFossilACE and the US MilitarySamsungLearnDashExtreme NetworksLinkedInNOAATopCoderNational Manufacturing InstituteMicrosoftCiscoIntelPearsonNASASmithsonianHR Certificate InstituteBrightSpaceCanvasMoodleEdXUKGermanyFranceSerbiaSpainAustraliaCanada

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Credentialing and Licensing BoardsAdobeCiscoMicroSoftInstructure (Canvas) Thiagi GroupShedd AquariumEducauseAmerican Alliance of MuseumsISTEDallas Museum of Art YMCANational Museum of Natural HistoryU.S. State DepartmentNYC Dept. of ProbationNational Park ServiceMOMA

Institutions and companies using BadgesPurdue UniversityPenn StateIndiana UniversityUC DavisUC Irvine Colorado State UniversityUniversity of Colorado-DenverGeorge Washington UniversityMichigan StateUniversity of WashingtonAurora Public SchoolsKhan AcademyCity of New YorkCity of ChicagoCity of PittsburgCity of DallasGlassLabsGamesSweetWater FoundationBank of AmericaDeloitteWal-MartIBMFossilACE and the US MilitarySamsungLearnDashExtreme NetworksLinkedInNOAATopCoderNational Manufacturing InstituteMicrosoftCiscoIntelPearsonNASASmithsonianHR Certificate InstituteBrightSpaceCanvasMoodleEdXUKGermanyFranceSerbiaSpainAustraliaCanada

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Companies and CountriesIreland UKGermanyFranceSerbiaSpainAustraliaCanada

LinkedIn-Lynda.comNOAATopCoderStackOverflowMicrosoftCiscoCity of New YorkCity of ChicagoCity of PittsburgCity of Dallas

IntelPearsonNASASmithsonianHR Certificate InstituteBrightSpaceCanvasMoodleEdXProExamCou ServiceSamsungLearnDashExtreme Networks

GlassLabs GamesSweetWater FoundationBank of AmericaDeloitteWal-MartIBMFossilACE and the US Military

Institutions and companies using BadgesPurdue UniversityPenn StateIndiana UniversityUC DavisUC Irvine Colorado State UniversityUniversity of Colorado-DenverGeorge Washington UniversityMichigan StateUniversity of WashingtonAurora Public SchoolsKhan AcademyCity of New YorkCity of ChicagoCity of PittsburgCity of DallasGlassLabsGamesSweetWater FoundationBank of AmericaDeloitteWal-MartIBMFossilACE and the US MilitarySamsungLearnDashExtreme NetworksLinkedInNOAATopCoderNational Manufacturing InstituteMicrosoftCiscoIntelPearsonNASASmithsonianHR Certificate InstituteBrightSpaceCanvasMoodleEdXUKGermanyFranceSerbiaSpainAustraliaCanada

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Digital badge ValueAssessmentsTestingPortfolio of workCertificationsField work in real time documented w/images, video.currency is based on recognition of the value of demonstrated mastery

Demonstrating mastery can be shown throughAssessmentsPortfolio of workCertificationsField work18

Digital Badge PotentialEvery badge issued or accepted is tied to a specific standard or competency with evidence of micro-learning valued in the workforce.

Capturing latent talent using unified language Motivate learnersCreating transparent pathwaysDisplay achievementsBuilding a digital portfolio or academic transcript

Biggest Challenges to Digital Badges As Main Stream Micro-Credentials

Lack of awareness

Any Questions????

Colorados Vision..Create a series of digital badges which are:Competency and skill basedIndustry driven Community centeredLearner focusedAllows a person to differentiate themselves within a competitive workforceEnhancement of:current certificates and degrees while highlighting workforce demanded competencies not evident in courses, certificates, degrees

Evidence or currency is based on recognition of the value of demonstrated mastery

AssessmentsTestingPortfolio of workCertificationsField work in real time documented with images, video

Badges Can Be Used for..matching job requirements with applicant skills and abilitiesonboarding (mapping orientation paths)team building and internal resourcing (micro-assignments)regulated compliance training (e.g. health and safety) clear training/development pathsrecognizing/aggregating training sourced externallybridge building between learning providers and employment requirementsmanaging your employees better (performance management, talent management tool)better initial 'fit' - "I know I/you have the skills to do this job"reduction of churn rate/turnover at specific positions

Companies In Colorado Badging CompetenciesHome DepotHunter DouglasDeloitteSamsungIBMCiscoUS MilitaryAdobeUS State DepartmentNational Park ServiceMicrosoftDenver Museum of Nature and ScienceDenver Public LibrariesColorado Advanced Manufacturing AssociationWalmart

Ecosystem of badges between CCCS and WorkforceIssuing BadgesAccepting Badges

Two processes for developing and using badgesIssuing badgesWho is the audience?Accepting badgesWhat do they represent?25

NROC Math ContentDelivered in 2 Ways:

EdReadyTechnical Math Challenge Test (MAT108)Placement Exam CCPT Test Prep

Learning Management SystemMOOC (Canvas.net)Badges are integrated here

When developing the ecosystem, there were sector summits. Participants included employers, industry reps, HR professionals, 2-4 year institutions

What we hear time and time again was that new hires couldnt do math when asked specifics since all our student have requried math courses. We were told that it was the basics. Units of measure, what does mean vs. 1/32nd, what is the volume a cylinder when intersected with a sheet of metal, what is the vector of a cable when the temp ranges 40 degrees in a day..

We sought out and selected the NROC math content as an enhancement to our current offerings. We deployed the content in 2 different ways.

EdReady product in which we created specific goalsTechnical math challenge test which was geared toward allowing our Adult learners to refresh their skills enabling them to challenge test out of math 108Tutorial for the Colorado college placement test which is our college entrance placement exam2. Through an learning management systemCanvas.net as a MOOCThe MOOC was set up to mirror our MAT108 competencies in a self-paced MOOC running quarterly.Content was also added to contextualized specific math competencies requested in the sector summitsThis is where the badges are issuedWe found that badges motivated the participants to complete specific modules to earn a badgeAssessment was a large pool of randomized questions, which we also added in contextualized math problems found in the advanced manufacturing industry.Assessment of competency mastery was passing the competency test at 80% or higher on the first attempt.We found our employers were sending their employees to the Math MOOC to upskill themselves for improvement in their own position or to position them for a new level.

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Questions???

Hierarchy Distinguished by Color

ProficientKnowledgeA proficient performer has academic knowledge and formal trainingInformal and formal educationExperience enables recognition of approaches for solving problemsIntuitive reactions replace reasoned responses.

ExpertSkillsThe expert is able to see what needs to be achieved and how to achieve itAnswer questionsMake more refined and subtle discriminations than proficientTailors an approach and method to each situation based on an elevated skill level.

MasteryAuthorityThe master has developed superior standards and effectiveness of knowledgeAbility to evaluate effectiveness and application of knowledgeUtilizes extending expertise within a domain with their own synthesis of tools and methods.Ability to teach or train other to become an expert.

ExcellenceDistinguishedDeep understanding of highly complex subjectsDeep expertise, exceeding the skill level of experienced professionalsInfluences and mentors others to help them make the best use of skills, knowledge, aptitude and solutionsAmong the most trusted advisors, helps grow and nurture the community of like-minded individuals.

CCCS Badge Classes: Four emblems for resume worthy achievements

Proficient--KnowledgeA proficient performer has academic knowledge and formal trainingInformal and formal educationExperience making situation discriminations that enables recognition of approaches for solving the problemsAt this badge class, intuitive reactions replace reasoned responses.

Expert--SkillsThe expert is able to see what needs to be achieved and how to achieve itAnswer questionsMake more refined and subtle discriminations than proficientTailors an approach and method to each situation based on an elevated skill level

Master--AuthorityThe master has developed superior standards and effectiveness of knowledgeAbility to evaluate effectiveness and application of knowledgeUtilizes extending expertise within a domain with their own synthesis of tools and methods.Ability to teach or train other to become an expert

Excellence--DistinguishedDeep understanding of highly complex subjectsDeep expertise, exceeding the skill level of experienced professionalsInfluences and mentors others to help them make the best use of skills, knowledge, aptitude and solutionsAmong the most trusted advisors, helps grow and nurture the community of like-minded individuals.

Colorado Community College System BadgesWere currently badging in four areas: Math, Machining, Engineering Graphics, and Faculty Development. Technical Math

6 Mastery badges19 Proficient badges

Machining Level I

11 Mastery badges

Industry requested badges based on National Institute of Metalworking Skills CertificationsEngineering Graphics

7 Mastery badges3 Expert badges

Industry requested badges based on Colorado business advisory input

Faculty Development

8-9 Mastery badges

Standardized competencies/skill level between colleges for hybrid and online instructors

Faculty Portfolio Assessor

1 Co-Branded badge

Faculty mastery in evaluating the directness which support or provide evidence of obtaining learning course outcomes.

Colorado Community College System BadgesWere currently badging in four areas: Math, Machining, Engineering Graphics and Faculty Development.

Technical Math

6 Mastery badges19 Proficient badges

Machining Level I

11 Mastery badges

Industry requested badges based on National Institute of Metalworking Skills Certifications

Engineering Graphics

7 MSU Mastery badges7 Mastery badges3 Expert badges

Industry requested badges based on Colorado business advisory input

Faculty Development

8-9 Mastery badges

Standardized competencies and skill level between colleges to ensure a mastery skill level for instructors teaching online and hybrid courses

Essential Math Ratio, Proportion & PercentUnits of Measure

Numbers

Powers of 10 & Scientific Numbering

Contextualized Content for Essential Math

Badge for showing mastery of math competencies as how math is used in the industry32

Essential Geometry Angles and TrianglesCircles and Polygons

Geometric Solids and Volume

Contextualized Content for Essential Geometry

Badge for showing mastery of math competencies as how math is used in the industry34

Basic TrigonometryLogarithmsVectors

Sine, Cosine and Tangents

Contextualized Content for Basic Trigonometry

Badge for showing mastery of math competencies as how math is used in the industry36

Essential Algebra Algebraic OperationsEquations and Formulas

Formulas and Variations

Systems of Equations

Solving Quadratic Equations

Basic StatisticsGraphsMean, Median, Mode & Probabilities

Basic FinanceCost AnalysisSimple and Compound Interest

Can Math Badges = Jobs?Current Indeed.com job listings is tied directly back to our Technical Math badges.

VelvetJobs Concept Designer

Lucasfilm Animation and creators of the Emmy award winning animation series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, are looking for a versatile Senior Concept Designer - PROJECT to join their production of the highly successful animation series Star Wars: Rebels.

Primary Responsibilities:Draw and paint digitally to create design sketches and final illustrations of characters, creatures, sets and vehicles.Generate precise 2d character turns as templates for final 3d geometry.Utilize 3d software to create loose sketches of environments, props and vehicles for layout and scale check.

Sigma Labs, Inc, Metal Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) Design/Mechanical Engineer

Position Summary: Successfully execute customer-sponsored engineering jobs in the area of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) for 3D metal printing using laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) processes. Essential Functions: Responsible for performing customer-sponsored engineering project work in the area of DFAM for 3D metal printing. Responsible for recommending, developing and implementing operational and efficiency improvements for 3D manufacturing of metal parts using LPBF processes. Execute and document design for AM procedures and practices for customer jobs and make recommendations for improvements. Assist in the development of, and verification and validation of DFAM for as-built part geometry for 3D metal parts.

LUNAR Design Staff Designer

LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops. In this position, you will: Participate in design charrettesCreate presentation drawings and materialsProduce working CAD geometryConduct research evaluationsIdentify usability and human factor needs

Can Badges equal jobs..here are some examples of how

Can Badges = Jobs?Current Colorado job listings is tied directly back to our Machining Level I badges.

Department of Treasury, Machinist: Set up and operate machines for machining pieces at unusual or compound angles. Determine proper gear train and gear ratios to produce specific pitch, lead, and pitch diameter for various standard and nonstandard screw threads, making the necessary computations for differential, compound and angular indexing. $25-$30 an hour

CMG, Machine Op/Production: Operate machinery and equipment used in the manufacture of products.

Phillips Service Industries, Inc., Machinist: Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments such as micrometers and vernier calipers

Barber-Nichols Inc., CNC Lathe Machinist/Programmer: Programming and use of CNC equipment.

Niagara Bottling, Machine Operator: Responsible for overall maintaining of a production line, including starting and stopping of some equipment (palletizers, carton makers, carton sealers, drop packers). No mechanical work is performed without prior approval.

Can Badges equal jobs..here are some examples of how

Questions???

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Digital Badge presentationbyBrenda M. Pereais licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available athttps://www.cccs.edu/partnering-for-success/trade-adjustment-assistance/taa-champ/.

This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labors Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites, and including, but not limited to accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability or ownership.

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Creative Commons AttributionWorkforce Development presentationbyBrenda M. Pereais licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available athttps://www.cccs.edu/partnering-for-success/trade-adjustment-assistance/taa-champ/.

This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labors Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites, and including, but not limited to accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability or ownership.

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Brenda Perea, Brenda.Perea@cccs.edu

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