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Tuesday, October 16 • 11:50am - 12:35pm
OER and Alternative Certification Models

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OER and Alternative Certification Models: Blurring Boundaries Between Formal and Informal Learning

Through the advent of OER and open access, the education arena is witnessing the rise of new models for supporting and recognizing learning for students and lifelong learners alike. From Open High School Utah, to P2PU, to MITx, to the numerous open badge systems under development—these models are blurring the boundaries between formal and informal learning, and making inroads into traditional pathways for certifying learning. This session will present an analysis of the historical trajectory of these alternative certification models—in terms of where they have been, where they are headed, and their impact (current and future) on formal education as an institution. The session will close with a facilitated discussion of the potential of these new models for supporting learning in innovative ways.

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Cynthia Jimes

Director of Research and Learning, ISKME

Tuesday October 16, 2012 11:50am - 12:35pm PDT

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