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Comprehensive Learner Records: Unlocking Opportunities for Learning Organizations and the Workforce [clear filter]
Tuesday, May 19

8:30am MDT

Organizational Readiness for Comprehensive Learner Record
A successful CLR initiative requires coordination and collaboration among a variety of institutional services including academic programs, IT, the Registrar, student affairs, and more. This panel of experienced university leaders will share their successes, challenges, and recommendations for successfully launching a new CLR initiative at their institutions. Bring your questions!

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Jeff Bohrer

Technical Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Jeff supports a number of IMS projects and programs related to digital credentials and Open Badges. Jeff's career has focused on supporting the mission of educational institutions through IT administration, support, and training. Prior to joining IMS, Jeff was an IT manager at the... Read More →
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Meena Naik

Program Director, Career Connect, University of North Texas

Scott Owczarek

Registrar, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tuesday May 19, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am MDT

9:30am MDT

Update on the IMS Comprehensive Learner Record Standard
The Comprehensive Learner Record 1.0 standard enables verifiable, interoperable, learner-controlled records of achievement, skills, and competencies. Ready for early adopters, find out the latest status of the standard, see the resources available for developers, and join the early adopter community.

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Jeff Bohrer

Technical Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Jeff supports a number of IMS projects and programs related to digital credentials and Open Badges. Jeff's career has focused on supporting the mission of educational institutions through IT administration, support, and training. Prior to joining IMS, Jeff was an IT manager at the... Read More →

Tuesday May 19, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am MDT

10:30am MDT

Signaling Marketable Skills to Students with Comprehensive Learner Records  
As alternative transcripts and comprehensive learner records (CLR) become prevalent and mainstream in education, the focus is often on employer needs and external-facing value. The primary beneficiary, however, is the student. Their knowledge and understanding how their learning experiences are evidence of attainment of marketable skills is ultimately what makes them competitive candidates in their career search.This session will discuss how bringing students front and center in the conversation around signaling via CLRs allowed the University of North Texas and Concentric Sky to envision a student-facing dashboard summarizing student progress and attainment of skills. We will discuss how a stacked credential model informed the student-facing dashboard views alongside the employer-facing CLR view. We will also discuss how leveraging the dashboard as a focal point for conversations encouraged faculty and staff to intentionally evaluate their curriculum for skills attainment opportunities and ultimately increase curricular transparency. Attendees will learn about the process of developing a stacked-microcredential model and leverage technology tools (Badgr pathways, badges, etc.) to operationalize the credential.Attendees will learn about the value of focusing on students as a way to garner interest and investment in an evaluation and assessment structure from university stakeholders.Attendees will learn about how as successful vendor/purchaser relationship allowed for innovation and the development of user-focused tools to track and share evidence of learning.                      

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Wayne Skipper

Founder/CEO, Concentric Sky
My background spans the technology gamut, from hardware design to software architecture. I'm passionate about education and emerging technologies. I love Art and Science - and I enjoy building bridges between them. I'm always looking for fresh perspectives and new ways to look at... Read More →
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Meena Naik

Program Director, Career Connect, University of North Texas

Tuesday May 19, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am MDT

11:15am MDT

Building a Learning Ecosystem that Works for Everyone
In order to ensure that all youth - especially those that are most economically vulnerable - are given the best opportunity to achieve economic and career success, we must connect and empower communities. It's time to build ecosystems that focus on pathways to education and work. Bringing together city government and assets, CBOs, educational providers, and social capital in communities, LRNG and SNHU are building a coherent and stackable credentialing framework that moves from badges through micro-credentials to degree, while creating on-ramps to work. We believe this work has the power to close the equity gap and create true pathways to learning and work. This past summer, LRNG ran a pilot project in the city of Chicago to translate badges into credit at Southern New Hampshire University. Working with youth, we are gaining more understanding of how to engage and support them as they traverse the pathway toward college credit.  


Megan Stiles-Madel

Vice President of Product Management, LRNG

Tuesday May 19, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm MDT

1:45pm MDT

Implementing a Comprehensive Learner Record of Employer-Defined Credentials
This session will provide insight into the University of Maryland, Baltimore County's efforts to pilot a Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR). The University System of Maryland (USM) is partnering with AACRAO and NASPA to develop CLR pilots as part of their Lumina-Funded national project.UMBC's pilot focuses on tracking acquisition of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) defined by the Greater Washington Partnership (GWP) Capital COLab, an academic and industry partnership focusing on developing a skilled workforce in the region. The GWP has identified four employer-defined KSA tracks for students to complete:Generalist in Data Analysis & VisualizationSpecialist in Data AnalyticsSpecialist in Machine Learning Specialist in Cybersecurity Competencies acquired within each track are represented as stackable micro-credentials in the CLR. This session will present the strategies used to map KSAs to academic content within AEFIS assessment management platform, to represent credentials in the CLR, and to issue credentials to earners.

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Sherri Braxton

Senior Director, Instructional Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Dr. Sherri N. Braxton is the Senior Director of Instructional Technology at UMBC where she is responsible for leading the Division of Information Technology’s (DoIT) strategy for end-user support of instructional technologies including online, hybrid, and traditional, “face-to-face... Read More →

Laura Wyatt

Instructional Designer, University of Maryland, Baltimore College
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Suzanne Carbonaro

Director of Client Success, AEFIS
Suzanne Carbonaro, M.Ed, MS, CE School Administrator, is the Director of Client Success and Academic Research at AEFIS. Suzanne has 27 years of experience in higher education teaching, scholarship and leadership. Most recently, Suzanne served as the Director of Assessment at the Philadelphia... Read More →

Tuesday May 19, 2020 1:45pm - 2:15pm MDT

2:30pm MDT

The Role of Employers and Educators In Addressing the Skills Gap
As employers look to find the skilled workers they need, they are increasingly looking towards partnerships with educational institutions to educate, train and develop current workers and those in their communities with in-demand skills. We will look at the factors driving these partnerships, what employers expect from and contribute to the partnerships and how institutions are stepping up to meet the need. The University of Memphis Global partnered with FedEx to provide a competency-based program, the LiFE (Learning inspired by FedEx) Prep Academy. Each organization had high expectations that there would be positive and profitable results, but they never imagined the impact it could have on the life of FedEx employees.

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Amrit Thakur

Director of Product Management, D2L
Data and Analytics
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Richard Irwin

Exec Dean UM Global Academic Innovation, Student Success, University of Memphis

Tuesday May 19, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
Wednesday, May 20

10:30am MDT

Ed 3.0: CASE Network, Chicago Skyline, and Broward's Open CLR
Ed 3.0, the "learning economy," will unlock the potential of human development. It will enable learners to build and manage secure access to a "wallet" of verifiable achievement assertions from any trusted source to drive personalized, competency-based learning and intelligently match talent with job opportunities. Education 3.0, like Web 3.0, utilizes open technical standards (like CEDS, IMS Global, IEEE, Schema.org, and W3C) and advances in decentralized peer-to-peer technology (like blockchain) to build linked data services that verify the identity of the learner and validity of each achievement assertions at the scale of the Internet.

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Greg Nadeau

Manager, Public Consulting Group
Greg Nadeau is a writer, speaker, community leader, innovator, and Manager at Public Consulting Group (PCG). He has over twenty years of experience leading large-scale education data system projects at the local, state, and national levels, including eight years as Chief Information... Read More →

Daniel Gohl

Chief Academic Officer, Broward County Public Schools

Evan Lefsky

Manager, Public Consulting Group

Joshua Marks

Senior Advisor, Public Consulting Group

Wednesday May 20, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am MDT

11:15am MDT

Competency Based Education and CLR
Competency-Based Education (CBE) does not "fit" into traditional frameworks of terms, course, grades and credits. CBE is evidence-based and demands new mechanisms to capture, record, and report learning. This session will present a national model for standardizing the components for a CBE comprehensive learner record (CLR). This project is part of the Comprehensive Learner Records, Phase II project funded by the Lumina Foundation, and led by AACRAO and the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN).


Joellen Shendy

Product Strategy Director, Workday

Michele Sandlin

Managing Consultant, AACRAO

Wednesday May 20, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm MDT

1:30pm MDT

The Future of Learning? Well, It's Personal
Educational institutions across the world are embarking on personalization of learning and seeking environments where students have customized learning paths, individual learner profiles and progress based on proficiency. Minnesota is blazing a trail and we want to share what we are doing as part of our personalized learning framework. Join us as we have an interactive conversation on how open data standards such as CLR and CASE enable an interoperable ecosystem and support the move to personalization of learning.

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Steve Buettner

Director of Media and Technology, Edina Public Schools
Steve Buettner is the Director of Media and Technology for Edina Public Schools (MN). His department supports school, District Office and Community Education staff in the operation and use of technology. The department works closely with staff development and the Teaching and Learning... Read More →
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Jeff Plaman

Online and Digital Learning Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education

Dawn Cameron

Supervisor, Science, EL and Alternate Assessment Development, Minnesota Department of Education

Wednesday May 20, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm MDT