Credentialing

Open Learning and Formal Credentialing in Higher Education: Curriculum Models and Institutional Policies makes use of the word “credentialing” in its title. Discussions about “credentialing” have been common amongst scholars doing working in relationship to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Accreditation of Prior Learning (APEL), Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR); and related terms like “advanced standing”, “credit transfer”, “micro-credentialing”. Those working in the field of open learning may not necessarily have access to the history of scholarship that surrounds RPL and APEL.

The following are offered as useful links, not definitive resources, to trigger thinking. Please send us anything you’d like to add to this humble collection of links!

Recognition of Prior Learning, AQF Definitions (Australia)

http://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf/in-detail/aqf-explanations/

Reports about Open Learning and Recognition

http://efquel.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Open-Learning-Recognition.pdf

http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/technology/files/2013/02/Expanding-Evidence-Approaches.pdf

http://www.eurorecognition.eu/manual/ear_manual_v_1.0.pdf

http://www.openpraxis.org/index.php/OpenPraxis/article/view/22

http://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/issues/2012/02/pdf/oer.pdf

Making MOOCS Matter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EHP2JCC_yE

http://www.col.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/MOOCsPromisePeril_Anderson.pdf

Micro-credentialing (Badges)

http://www.hastac.org/digital-badges-bibliography (Annotated Bibliography)

http://www.hastac.org/blogs/elkorda/2012/10/24/future-now-unpacking-digital-badging-and-micro-credentialing-k-20-educators

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

http://www.code.ouj.ac.jp/sympo/2012/pdf/3_ChristineWihak_9.pdf

http://www.tru.ca/__shared/assets/Struggle-and-Fulfillment-in-Accrediting-Prior-Learning-28227.pdf

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearningcapital/xinstit1/eapel.aspx

http://priorlearning.athabascau.ca/documents/PLAR-handbook.pdf

http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/jime/article/viewArticle/2012-12/html

Learning and Work

http://www.cael.org/pla.htm

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/employability/employerengagement/EEL_chapter1.pdf

Openness

http://www.tonybates.ca/2013/01/15/special-edition-of-open-praxis-openness-in-higher-education/

Recent institutional models

https://credly.com/

http://www.itap.purdue.edu/studio//passport/

Journals

http://www.plaio.org/index.php/home/index

http://www.openpraxis.org/index.php/OpenPraxis/index

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