218 Progressive Credentials, Digital Badges, and Talent Management

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Wednesday, September 30

Emerging Tech


High-impact organizations invest in people. While some skills are prerequisites to employment, others can be acquired on the job, preparing people for more complex tasks, even future leadership roles. That is the promise and possibility of building a progressive credentialing system using competency-based digital badges as “curricular building blocks.”

In this session you will learn about several possible models for building such a system, how it can be used to address the changing demands in the workplace, and how it might help address critical skills gaps in organizations.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How the changing face of work, organizations, and credentialing is propelling the need for new competency models
  • Various models for competency-based digital badge systems
  • How digital badge systems can be used to address organizational and industry skills gaps

Intermediate and advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Bernard Bull

Assistant Vice President of Academics and Associate Professor of Education

Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor

Bernard Bull is assistant vice president of academics and associate professor of education at Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. His research, consulting, and speaking focus on the future of education, educational innovation and entrepreneurship, alternative models of education, and the intersection of education and digital culture.

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