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Open Recognition of skills and competences.

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Hack the recognition of skills and competencies!

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With learning at the centre of modern society, new ways of recognising learning are being sought that are more flexible, more inclusive and more transparent than the current forms of official certification. We invite you to come up with ideas to tackle this divide.

Co-create the future of education together with us!

Join our DigiEduHack to connect with other educational professionals and innovators to co-create the future of education. Help us tackle the challenges higher education is currently facing in the field of enriching learning spaces, the co-creation of educational resources and the open recognition of skills and competences. Experts and mentors will coach and support your team during 24 hours in finding the best solutions to the challenge you want to tackle. The best teams can win €5000 in a global award contest.

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How to prepare for the challenge?

Do you want to know more about Open Recognition and prepare yourself for this challenge? The following website might be a great and interesting read to get more familiar with this domain. -> https://be.openrecognition.org

Why is it important to find a solution to this challenge?

With learning at the centre of modern society, new ways of recognising learning are being sought that are more flexible, more inclusive and more transparent than the current forms of official certification. Formal recognition only ever covers a small sector of the total population – i.e. those in education and training programmes with certification aligned to national qualification frameworks (European Commission, 2006). However, participation in society, social mobility and indeed innovation in the workplace are dependent on recognition and communication of learning achievements in terms of the skills, knowledge and experiences people have acquired in various settings. Informal recognition does occur, for instance, when an employee receives higher wages due to their experience (e.g. number of years) in a particular workplace (Bessen, 2015) or when an employee asks for an official reference from a previous employer to be used in an application for a new job. However, these instruments are not transparent and not easily scaled. (source: https://www.openrecognition.org/)

What is the possible impact of a good solution?

Your solution could eventually be integrated in the overall strategy of the Open Recognition network. If your solution is innovative and and answer to the challenge ahead you might be invited to share your insights during the ePIC19 event where you can meet up with the leaders and experts in the domain of Open Recognition.

What is the expected outcome of this challenge?

We invite you to come up with ideas and prototypes to approach this challenge to improve the way learners are currently being recognised for learning that happened in both formal and informal contexts. These insights will enable us and the Open Recognition network to change and improve the way the recognition of learning.

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