Digital Open Badges
The proposed project is to develop a digital evaluation tool which will deliver training, measure competencies and offer a platform for enhanced development of digital skills. It is proposed to enhance the ways in which enterprise, education and pre start-up skills are recognised in Primary, Secondary schools and further Education. The project will be delivered in partnership with Coleg Gwent, managed by Vanessa Janes-Evans who conceptualised this application.
It will be piloted at Chepstow School using students studying on the Welsh Bac qualification firstly, we will also use Further Education at Coleg Gwent as part of the pilot (to ensure resilience in both institutions (levels of education) we will utilise this as part of the Welsh Bac but also use it mainly for the (Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy) that the college runs on behalf of Welsh Government. In the first instance and then once the project is formed we will roll it out to the secondary schools and then following on from that the Primary Schools.
What is the project to achieve?
The project will deliver a digital evaluation tool which will deliver training, measure competencies and offer a platform for enhanced development of digital skills.
The Digital Open Badges project is being developed as a way of recognising informal learning including skills, competences, qualities and interests. These badges will benefit the learners in completing these achievements as they can instantly see outcomes. These outcomes will also benefit employers as they will be able to see first-hand what learners would suit their organisation.
Learners can claim recognition of skills/competencies learned and store them in an online “backpack” (CV online) and attached to social media, linkedin etc., This CV online will show employers the competency level achieved as well as a recognition of effort and achievement of the learner.
Businesses will be able to use the badges as a measurement of skills and knowledge achieved and use them for recruitment in employee matching.
What the likely timescales are to be:-
10/9/2016-10/7/2017 – Pilot Stage One:- Year 10 Chepstow School
10/9/2016-10/7/2017 – Pilot Stage One:- Coleg Gwent, YES strategy
10/9/2017–10/7/2018 – Pilot Stage Two:- roll out to all other secondary schools
5/1/2018 –10/7/2018 – Pilot Stage Two/three:- roll out to Primary Schools
Total cost of the project?
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