Micro-credentialing, Moodle, Mahara and motivation

Clayton, John (2013) Micro-credentialing, Moodle, Mahara and motivation. In: Invited workshop: Bank Rakyat School of Business and Entrepreneurship: Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, 16 September, 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Learners and employees constantly acquire new skills, competencies, knowledge and capabilities in both formal and informal environments. This fragmentation of learning and diversity of environments presents a unique challenge to employers, educational organisations and learners. How can all the learning that has occurred be accurately measured, recognised, validated and acknowledged? Recent investigations of micro-credentialing ecosystems at the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) have focused on English language learning. Wintec are investigating both the infrastructure and framework to empower learners to create a holistic view of their achievements through the pictorial display of earned micro-credentials collections. These collections enable learners to signal current capabilities and personal achievement to their peers, lecturers, teachers and social groups. They allow institutions to review and assess the abilities of individuals and then guide the creation of personal, educational development plans. This presentation reviewed four interwoven and overlapping activities 1: Critical features, both pedagogical and technical, of mature and maturing micro-credentialing ecosystems will be explored. 2: How Self-Reflective frameworks, guiding learners to appropriate level of activity, are created. 3: How badges / micro-credentials are earned and displayed within a learning management system. 4: How e-portfolios can be used to display credentials earned.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords that describe the item:micro-Credentialing, Moodle, Mahara, Motivation
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Research Facilities > Emerging Technologies Centre
ID Code:2766
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Deposited On:03 Oct 2013 02:58
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