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Weaving 21st century skills into your curriculum using an open standards framework
Today’s learners need 21st century skills that are critical in their academic and employment careers. These skills are taught across many courses, but are often not explicitly assessed. So even if learners are gaining these skills, they don’t have a clear understanding of what they’ve learned or evidence they can show to employers.

The challenge for institutions is how to include 21st century skills assessments in your courses or as supplemental modules using assignments you already have, across topic areas, in courses at any level.

Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange® (CASE®) is a standard developed by IMS Global Learning Consortium that is used to exchange information about learning and education competencies and 21st-century skills. CASE is used to convert frameworks, such as learning standards, competencies, and rubrics, presented in traditional digital formats like PDF into formats that can be easily read by software. CASE removes the burden of retranslating the frameworks for software and makes it easier to associate the frameworks with other entities such as a Comprehensive Learner Record.

Help your learners master and communicate the 21st century skills they need to progress their careers by joining Dr Deborah Everhart, VP of Design & Innovation from Learning Objects and Jeff Bohrer, Technical Program Manager from IMS Global Learning Consortium in this informative webinar. They will provide overview of the CASE framework and how it enables the exchange of competency data aligned to 21st century skills using an open standards framework. A local use case, currently underway with one of the group of 8 universities, and some of the results to date will be profiled by facilitator Margo Griffith, Executive Manager - Partnerships from Learning Objects.

Nov 8, 2018 9:30 AM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Dr Deborah Everhart
VP, Design and Innovation @Learning Objects - A Cengage Company
As VP of Design & Innovation Learning Objects - a Cengage Company, Deborah Everhart is focused on product strategy and design. Dr Everhart’s experience in education and technology sectors includes serving as Associate Vice President at Blackboard, Strategic Advisor for the American Council on Education, and numerous positions at Georgetown University. Deborah is currently a contributing member of the IMS Global working groups defining standards for competency-based education, comprehensive learner records, and digital credentials. She chaired the Badge Alliance working group that defined a conceptual framework and technical standards for badge endorsements. Deborah writes and presents extensively on emerging technologies, portfolios, learning engagement, badges and other digital credentials, competency-based learning, and the future of learning and teaching. Visit the Learning Objects - A Cengage Company's website: https://learningobjects.com.au/
Jeff Bohrer
Technical Program Manager @IMS Global Learning Consortium
Jeff Bohrer’s career has focused on supporting the mission of educational institutions through academic technology administration, support, and training. Jeff serves as a program manager for digital credentials initiatives at IMS Global Learning Consortium, a nonprofit member organization whose mission is to enable the adoption and impact of innovative learning technology. Jeff leads a variety of projects and programs related to digital badges, comprehensive learner records, and the interoperability of learning technologies. Jeff is also co-chair of the EDUCAUSE Microcredentials and Badges Constituent Group. Jeff holds a a master's degree in technology for learning and development and a bachelor's degree in secondary education, both from the University of South Dakota. Visit the IMS Global Learning Consortium's website: https://www.imsglobal.org/