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  1. Mar 2021
    1. Student reflections on micro-credentials earned through the CCoL Global Leaders Program show that students remain skeptical of the efficacy of micro-credentials in college admissions decisions. This adds credence to the belief that micro-credentials can serve as a framework for increasing student agency and promoting 21st Century learning goals, yet more could be done to communicate the value of micro-credentials to those earning them. If “value” is a function of what colleges look at in admissions decisions, and colleges need good examples in order to develop a systematic and fair way to assess badge submissions, this could present a chicken-and-egg problem.

      Highlights the need for a holistic approach - the ecosystem idea. Efficacy relates to the perceived goal, and if a common goal is to increase inclusion and diversity in higher education then Colleges need to determine the criteria they will use to evaluate a range of badges.

    2. he MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and the Digital Youth Network partnered to form the Chicago City of Learning (CCoL), a “Connected Learning infrastructure that helps break down the barriers between the learning that takes place across spaces” (Chicago City of Learning, 2016, pp. 2-3). The work of CCoL served as an example of a way to promote learning agency by making connections across various domains of a learner’s life, leading to the development of a broader Connected Learning Framework (Ito et al., 2013), which describes a growing number of aligned efforts.

      Highlights the importance of collaboration and partnership to create meaning, and ensure credibility and value. A framework allows for coherent digital mapping and interpretation.....an ecosystem.

    3. But how reliable are micro-credentials as indicators of student learning? How should micro-credentials be interpreted as indicators of academic potential?

      Interesting distinction between student learning and potential especially in an academic setting.

    1. Joined-up thinking, and the importance of digital literacy to active citizenship. The need for active citizenship (requiring equity of access to learning) to be a goal, to create a "more effective and equitable lifelong learning ecosystem."

    2. Importance of inclusion and equity for the future of micro credentials, beyond the traditional job-market and tertiary education environment

  2. Feb 2021
  3. www.literacyworldwide.org www.literacyworldwide.org
    1. Teaching digital literacy does not mean teaching digital skills in a vacuum, but doing so in an authentic context that makes sense to students. It means teaching progressively rather than sequentially, which helps learners understand better and more clearly over time.

      This is important point. Literacy is not linear but situated and authentic. This is why digital literacy needs to be embedded across the curriculum. #LiDA101