A Microcredential Story: Experiences, Reflections and Perspectives from Designers, Facilitators & Participants
Participate and share : Poster
Monday, June 24, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 29
Irene Bal Dr. Kelly Keane
Discover how a university and association of independent schools partnered to develop a series of online educational-technology focused microcredentials for professional learning. Hear our story from three perspectives: the designers, facilitators and participants. Learn about the development process, the benefits of microcredentials and lessons learned along the way.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Professional developers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Distance, online, blended and flipped learning|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
The purpose of our poster session is to provide attendees with an overview of the process we used to design and develop four fully online educational technology focused micro-credentials. Additionally, we will present the varying perspectives of key stakeholders in the micro-credentials including the designers, the facilitators, and the participants of the micro-credentials through short, interactive video clips. Lastly, we will share lessons learned and engage in conversation about how attendees may begin a similar process of designing micro-credentials in their own educational setting. By the end of this poster presentation, attendees will be able to:
Examine the perspectives of the designers, facilitators, and participants.
Question the design process and decisions made.
Reflect on lessons learned from our experience.
Identify initial steps for implementing micro-credentials in their own setting.
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