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Blockchain Badging - Coursera-to-Credit

Ms. Amy Moore

Project Team
  • Dr. Bina Ramamurthy
  • Dr. Shambhu Upadhyaya
  • Dr. Nan Travers
  • Dr. Lisa Stephens
  • Anne Reed
  • Tracy Puckett
  • Timothy Leyh

University at Buffalo

2018

Tier Three

$60,000.00

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Project Summary:

Leveraging a highly anticipated Coursera Blockchain Specialization, UB computer science faculty propose piloting a new process to transform Coursera-issued Verified Certificates into a UB Digital Badge, which for some learners, when coupled to their professional background, may lead to academic credit through a prior learning assessment (PLA) process to further a micro-credentialing or degree program effort.

Project Outcome:

Postsecondary Information Literacy Readiness Assessment using ILAAP

Prof. Cynthia Tysick, Associate Librarian, Head of Educational Services

Project Team
  • Jewel De La Rosa, College Librarian, Erie Community College.
  • Logan Rath, Associate Librarian, The College at Brockport
  • Tiffany Walsh, Associate Librarian, Educational Services, University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo

2017

Tier Two

$15,500.00

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Project Summary:

An online, information literacy competencies diagnostic tool for postsecondary institutions that provides customized, self-remediation suggestions for students and academic advisors.

Project Outcome:

Designing Competency-based PLA Pathways to Scale Up Completion and Learner Success – Phase II

Dr. Nan Travers

Project Team
  • Dr. Nan Travers, Director

Empire State College

2017

Tier Two

$20,000.00

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Project Summary:

This is a proof of concept project to build and expand upon previous IITG work by: 1) providing students access to CBE PLA templates within the Sāgence™ system, 2) developing a PLA competency-based course, 3) expanding the CBE PLA options in Sāgence™, and 4) providing additional professional development.

Project Outcome:

Project Outcome Report

Designing Competency-based PLA Pathways to Scale Up Completion and Learner Success

Nan Travers

Project Team
  • Dr. Michele Forte, SUNY Empire State College

Empire State College

2016

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

Using Flatworld, a competency-based learning platform, faculty teams will develop CBE PLA for: a) SUNY Transfer Path areas of Business, Computer Science, and Criminal Justice/Criminology; b) developmental skills in basic communications and mathematics to align with SUNY General Education learning outcomes; and c) workplace learning acquired through the Center for Disability Services in Human Services/ Human Services Management.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD