For the seventh year, TCC participants are eligible to earn digital credentials (aka badges) by presenting their work and contributing to building the conference community. Badges recognize individuals who are forward-thinking, produced quality research, or demonstrate community-related skills during conference activities. For general information about badges, see Educause’s 7 Things About Badges & Professional Development.
TCC Hawaii is fortunate to partner with Credly, a leader in workforce and academic micro-credentialing. Credly staffers are shared with LearningTimes, our partner for the TCC Online Conference since 2005. Credly has partnered with the American Council on Education (ACE) to recognize workforce training. Credly also supported the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) to recognize professional achievement in academia.
TCC Digital Credentials (aka Badges)
TCC issues badges to TCC Online Conference participants based on achievement or by nominations from other attendees. Did you really enjoy a certain presentation? Nominate the presenter for a badge to show your support and recognize outstanding work. Other badges are earned by engaging with others in discussion threads, blog posts, and involving social media in your conference experience.
These digital credentials are designed around the goals and values of the TCC Online Conference to celebrate professional development, global community-building, and increasing our knowledge of the use of modern technology for teaching, learning, creative expression and building 21st Century learning skills.
TCC Badge Constellation
For details about TCC digital credentials and how to earn them, see following table:
|TCC, Technology, Colleges and Community
The 23rd Annual TCC Worldwide Online Conference
April 17-19, 2018 | #tcc23rd
|TCC Innovative Scholar
For presenting a plenary session: Keynote, Regional, or Pre-conference at the TCC 2018 Online Conference.
This badge is recognizes exceptional expertise and practices in the use of modern technology for teaching and learning.
Individuals who earned this badge were officially invited to present a keynote, regional or pre-conference plenary session at the TCC Online Conference held on April 17-19, 2018.
|Claim code will be e-mailed to eligible individuals by Conference staff.|
|TCC Inspirational Leader
This badge recognizes individuals who presented a session distinguishable from others was memorable and engaged the audience at the TCC Online Conference held on April 17-19, 2018.
This badge also recognizes individuals that go above and beyond the participant’s role by engaging and supporting others, thereby strengthening the conference community.
|Recipients are nominated by two or more conference participants or conference staff.
Send nominations to Frank Jumawan <email@example.com>, Badge Administrator, with a statement in support of the recipient.
For presenting a paper, general, or student session at the TCC 2018 Online Conference.
This badge recognizes those who presented at the TCC Online Conference held on April 17-19, 2018. TCC Online Conference Presenters explore a range of themes and, through a highly interactive program, exchange ideas, innovations, and results within the overall context of moving towards the next generation of learning.
Individuals who earned this badge were officially invited or submitted a proposal to deliver a session that was peer reviewed and accepted.
|Claim code will be e-mailed by conference staff to eligible participants.|
|TCC Community Builder
This badge recognizes individuals who actively engaged in social media during TCC 2018 Online Conference held April 17-19, 2018. TCC Online Conference Participants explore a range of themes and, through a highly interactive program, exchange ideas, innovations, and results within the overall context of moving towards the next generation of learning.
This person extended the reach and impact of the event by communicating about conference themes, valuable resources shared, and lessons learned.
Required evidence of (a) five or more tweets with #tcc23rd hashtag or (b) three or more Instagram or (c) one blog post covering one or more TCC 2018 session(s). All social media posts must be publicly viewable.
|Enter Claim Code after signing in to Credly and submit evidence.
Evidence will be verified and issued by conference staff.
For volunteering time and expertise or supporting participants at the TCC 2018 Online Conference.
Recipients of this badge voluntarily contributed their time and talents for organizing, planning, peer reviews, facilitating online sessions, and/or promoting conference events.
|For volunteering at the TCC 2018 Online Conference. Claim code will be e-mailed by conference staff to eligible participants.|
How to Claim Badges
Qualified individuals will receive a claim code from the TCC Staff or Coordinators.
To claim your badge:
- Sign in to Credly.com. Create a new account or use one that was previously created.
- Click on the CLAIM CREDIT link at the top.
- Enter your claim code. Where evidence is needed (Community Builder), options will be provided for you to attach a document, upload a video or audio file, etc.
- Click the Claim Credit button and follow instructions.
To nominate an outstanding presenter (memorable and highly engaged audience) or an individual that goes above and beyond a participant’s role by engaging and supporting participants in conference activities, send email to the badge administrator, Frank Jumawan <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Provide a brief paragraph in support of your nomination. Include the name of the individual and title of the presentation or reasons for the nomination. The nominated individual will receive a claim code by email.
For More Information About Digital Credentials
- Acree, L. (2016). Seven lessons learned from implementing micro-credentials. The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, NC State University College of Education. Retrieved from https://www.fi.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/microcredentials.pdf
- Davis, M. (2017, September 26). Students earn digital credentials for adding new skills. Educational Week. Retrieved from https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/09/27/students-earn-digital-credentials-for-adding-new.html
- Dyjur, P. & Lindstrom, G. (2017). Perceptions and uses of digital badges for professional learning development in higher education. TechTrends, 61, 386-392. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-017-0168-2
- EDUCAUSE. (2014). 7 things you should know about badging for professional development. Retrieved from https://library.educause.edu/~/media/files/library/2014/8/est1402-pdf.pdf
- Nyren, H. (2018, April 4). Digital badges for visible skills: Credly’s founder & CEO shares their vision for giving credit where it’s due. EdTech Times. Retrieved from https://edtechtimes.com/2018/04/04/digital-badges-for-visible-skills-credlys-founder-ceo-shares-his-vision-for-giving-credit-where-its-due/
- Povich, E. (2017, September 28). To improve teacher training, states try ‘micro credentials.’ HuffPost. Retrieved from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/to-improve-teacher-training-states-try-micro-credentials_us_59cd49b6e4b0149549227e4d
- WCET. (2017, October 5). Digital credentials for faculty professional development. Retrieved from https://wcetfrontiers.org/2017/10/05/digital-credentials-for-faculty-pd/