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Welcome to NWeLearn 2019! We are excited about his annual event. Here is some housekeeping information to navigate the event:
  • The conference is hosted in the Convention Center, a separate building next to the Riverhouse Hotel. You can walk there from the hotel by taking one of the paths that go under MT Washington Drive or drive directly there.
  • The Convention Center has two levels. Meals and main sessions will be held in the lower level and the breakout sessions will be held in the main or 1st floor.
  • Restrooms are in the 1st Floor across from Cascadia B.
  • The Thursday night, Networking & Hors D’oeuvres, will be held right after the last Thursday breakout session in the main entrance space by the fireplace on the 1st floor.
Feel free to ask any questions, post your experiences in the Slack Community site, nwelearn.slack.com, and upload your pictures to the NWeLearn Conference 2019 Google Photos site.
Thursday, October 17 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Badging for Beginners

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The presentation is an introduction to badges and badging: what they are and why institutions and instructors are using them. This presentation will also review the use of badges in education and professional development. Badges are digital microcredentials awarded to students or participants in professional development for skills and achievements. Badges enable instructors, departments, schools and other professional communities to identify new or existing competency areas and recognize mastery or demonstration of those competencies not ordinarily recognized by traditional credentials.

Participants in this presentation will learn about what badges are, how they are awarded, how earners can share them with potential employers. We will explore some of the features of Badgr and its integration with Canvas in the Washington state community and technical colleges. Participants will be awarded a badge!

Speakers
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Geoff Cain

Ed Tech Specialist, Washington State Board for Community & Tech Colleges
Geoff Cain works with the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges on educational technology projects such as badging, data analytics, and instructional design. He has previously taught English and Adult Basic Education in the community colleges.


Thursday October 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cascade A

Attendees (8)