The Digital Credentials Masterclass is the culmination of a multi-year, multi-country project investigating the potential of micro-credentials to transform the European Higher Education landscape, from the perspectives of policy, technology, pedagogy and institutional strategy.
In this foresight event, our aim is to collectively learn from experts across these four fields, using the input to fuel discussion on the future development of micro-credentialing in the coming 5 to 10 years and its impact on various aspects related to education in Europe, such as access to education, development and information on learning opportunities, programme delivery, quality assurance, recognition or credit transfer and accumulation.
The event will be centred around four themes which will aim to forecast future trends around burning issues in the micro-credentials landscape
Day 1: 24 October 2019
Welcome from the Hosts
Micro-Credentials 101: What are they and why should we care?
Introduction to the Day and Methodology
Theme: Technology powering the future of micro-credentials
National approach to open badges in higher education
Technology powering the future of micro-credentials: a view on Blockchain and Open Badges for Higher Education
A European Infrastructure for Technology Collaboration
Artificial intelligence, Blockchain & Analytics
Blockchain for Micro-Credentials
Lunch & Knowledge Cafe
Theme: Micro-Credentials in the Future European Policy Landscape
Micro-Credentials for EU Skills and Employment Policies
Enabling Collaboration between Universities for Digital Mobility
Micro-credentials’ contribution to the future labour market
Open Access through Unbundling
Panel: Rapid-Fire Questions from the Audience
Moderator: Ildiko Mazar
William O’Keeffe – DG Employment European Commission
Day 2: 25 October 2019
Theme: Impacts of Micro-Credentials on Institutional Processes
Short-Learning Programmes and their Impacts on the (Open) University of the Future
Short-Learning Programmes and their Impacts on the quality system of microcredentials
Institutional Openness to Micro-Credentialling
Institutional Strategies for Micro-Credentialling
Supporting Lifelong Pathways through a Credentials Infrastructure
Theme: Impact of micro-credentials on new learner paradigms
Quality Assuring Micro-Credentials: A Student Centred Approach
Stackability for Student-Centred Learning
Towards Flexible Work-Study Experiences
Didactical Innovation through Micro-Credentials
Ranking of future trends
The Knowledge Cafe will allow participants to gain insights into different initiatives related to digital credentials and microcredentials. Showcased initiatives will include:
Prešernova 44, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Please register here for the event to help us make the necessary organisational arrangements.
Hotel Astoria is located in the very heart of the historic town of Bled, surrounded by beautiful lakeshore, unspoiled nature and views to the unique Bled Castle. The offers gym and wellness facilities. Should you wish to use them or walk around lake Bled, please bring your hiking, gym and swimming gear.
Free parking and a garage are available at the hotel and 24/7 reception.
We recommend getting to Bled via Trieste, Venice, Zagreb or Graz and then taking a direct road transfer. Should you wish us to arrange this transfer for you, please indicate so in the registration form.
Transfers to Bled
All transfers to Bled for speakers have been arranged with GoOpti. One day before your transfer, GoOpti will send you an email and a text message containing the exact pick-up time and location. An hour or up to two hours before the transfer, you will also receive an SMS and an e-mail with carrier info, driver’s contact and other transfer details. Their emails and text messages are usually sent before noon, but if you do not receive them until the evening preceding your transfer, please call the urgent telephone number written in your booking confirmation or you may call +386 1 320 4530.
The Gala Dinner will be served at 8:30 p.m at Restaurant Sova, Bled.
A 3 course-dinner by the shore of Lake Bled, just opposite the traditional “pletna” boat docks and the stop for the tourist train. The restaurant is easily accessible within walking distance from the Hotel.
Support Future Learning Excellence through Micro-Credentialling in Higher Education
Project Ref: 590161-EPP-1-2017-1-DE-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.