BIF 2010: How might we create alternatives for certifying or credentialing learning, as a means of expanding education and career opportunities?

Prototype Groups

  • Street Cred recognizes and assesses all learning and measuring as it provides a path to non-traditional certification. Portfolios are learner-centered and owned, versus school property, and are searchable by the entire world of opportunities.

    (presentation and commentary from Dale Dougherty, MAKE and Suzanne Walsh, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

  • LearningMash is a research portal for learners to search credentialing programs, formal or informal, and create their own career paths. LearningMash shifts the focus from credentials to competencies with CART (Competency ARticulation Tool). CART validates artifacts and provides endorsements, creating a three-dimensional resume. Virtual counseling is also available for students. 

    (presentation and commentary from Dale Dougherty, MAKE and Suzanne Walsh, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

BIF 2010: How might we create alternatives for certifying or credentialing learning, as a means of expanding education and career opportunities?
Design Challenge
ISKME Big Ideas Fest 2010
Half Moon Bay, CA