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F2 Badges: New Currency for Competencies and High-value Credentials

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Wednesday, October 29

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The “badge movement” is gaining momentum, but many organizations are still unaware of their potential. Organizations are starting to award badges to acknowledge worker competencies built on-the-job, and other organizations are recognizing the badges that employees and job candidates have earned elsewhere as a means of improving hiring and new-hire training. In this example-rich session, you will learn about the power of badges, the ecosystem in which they live, and the role they will play for you and your organization. You will explore examples of badges that provide value in competency-based education programs, job training, professional development, and city-wide learning initiatives. You will learn how badges give prospective employers, schools, collaborators, and other learners a more complete picture of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Badge holders are entering the workforce, and they expect business and industry to accept and issue this new currency. This session will help you be ready for them.

Anne Derryberry

Market Analyst

Sage Road Solutions

Anne Derryberry is a learning architect for serious games, simulations and virtual worlds. She works with learning organizations, game developers, tools developers, and analysts as learning architect, advisor, consultant, and industry observer. She is particularly fascinated with: group experience and how groups learn in virtual environments, especially through games; user-generated content; assessment, especially how it relates to LMSs; analysis; and how to make learning and meaningful play into profitable and sustainable business.

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