Competency-based Education, Blockchain, and Implications for Learning and Assessment
February 22, 2022
1:00PM to 2:00PM Eastern Time
A 2021 report from the American Council on Education (ACE) stressed the promise of blockchain technology to give learners access over their educational records. The belief is that empowering individuals in this way will better enable them to share their knowledge, skills, and abilities with potential employers and help to address some of the inequities in the labor market. Such inequities have continued during the pandemic as unemployment remains higher for some of the most vulnerable workers. Facilitating the mobility of credentials could also benefit the economy as workers are better equipped to demonstrate their qualifications across regional, state, and even international boundaries. What are the implications of this new approach for learning and assessment? Is competency-based education particularly suited to a move towards blockchain technology? Join us as Daniel Robles, PE, an expert in blockchain technology, and Craig Pepin, a leading competency-based education practitioner, talk about their respective areas of expertise, engage in a dialogue about the integration of the two, and consider implications for learning and assessment. Dan is the founder and principal of CoEngineers, PLLC, The Ingenesist Project and the Integrated Engineering Blockchain Consortium. Dan cites his early work on the NAFTA mutual recognition document for engineers as a major inspiration for decentralized global STEM professions. Craig is the current president of NEean and is lead faculty for the competency-based component of Champlain College's Degree Design Lab program. This webinar will include time for questions from attendees.
Michael Rossi (moderator) Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences,
University of New Haven
Craig Pepin, Professor and Assistant Dean for Assessment, Core Division and Lead Faculty, Degree Design Lab at Champlain College; and President of the Board,
New England Educational Assessment Network
Daniel Robles, PE. Founder and principal of CoEngineers, PLLC, The Ingenesist Project and the Integrated Engineering Blockchain Consortium
Cost: this event is free for NEean members, and costs $15 for non-members.
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Please be advised that this session will be recorded and the recording shared with attendees and NEean members.