"Alternative Credentials - Credentialing Alternatives"
One year after publishing the Bologna Open Recognition Declaration (www.openrecognition.org) we want to explore how to open up credentials, exploring alternative credentials and alternative to credentials. We want to think deeply about the contribution of technology to credentialing systems - not just its surface and trends but its newest ideas and applications. Contributions can be related to the analysis of the limits or current credentialing systems and/or to the analysis of emerging practices, policies and technologies.
Presenters and authors are invited to submit a proposal on the role of Alternative Credentials - Credentialing Alternatives in relation to the following tracks:
Presenters are invited to submit abstracts for research papers, workshops, case studies, work in progress, hands-on activities, position papers, presentations and posters on one or more of the abovementioned tracks in relation to ePortfolios, Open Badges, Personal Ledgers, Identities, Trust and Blockchains.
Submissions that do not make clear references to one of the tracks AND either ePortfolios, Open Badges, Identities, Trust or Blockchains will not be considered for review.
ePIC 2017 intends to build on previous ePIC conferences (started in 2003!) to continue its original journey among conferences related to education and digital technologies. While previous conferences have led to the emergence of a number of interesting projects and initiatives, such as the Open Badge Passport (outcome of ePIC 2014), the Bologna Open Recognition Declaration (outcome of ePIC 2016) the objective of this conference is to equip practitioners with the tools, intellectual, social and technical, to become active agents and leaders of transforming the current credentialing system..
Much emphasis will be placed on hands-on workshops and open sessions where participants will have an opportunity to invite other delegates to explore a particular subject or issue. There will be time for the presentation of short and long papers, but we will use a different approach where questions from delegates will take precedence over lectures — what is the point of a presentation if it does not lead to questions and conversations from the participants?