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dc.contributor.authorMoore, Amy
dc.contributor.authorRamamurthy, Bina
dc.contributor.authorUpadhyaya, Shambhu
dc.contributor.authorTravers, Nan
dc.contributor.authorStephens, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorReed, Anne
dc.contributor.authorPuckett, Tracy
dc.contributor.authorLeyh, Timothy
dc.descriptionLeveraging 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 efforen_US
dc.description.abstractBlockchain is a disruptive force both in finance (cryptocurrency) and higher education credentialing. UB is working on a four-course Coursera specialization that has broad market appeal for matriculated and non-traditional adult learners, nationally and globally, by providing online access to academically rigorous and specific industry-wide practices. Based on a one credit pilot course attended both by campus students and external executives, we propose developing a process to transform Coursera issued Verified Certificates into UB-branded badges. This will be coupled with a new partnership with Empire State College, where UB Computer Science faculty and external reviewers will then apply a rigorous rubric to ascertain whether an adult learner is eligible for academic credit under a prior learning assessment (PLA) process. The goal is to engage non-traditional learners and guide them into additional Micro-Credential or Degree based programs by awarding transferrable credit through the potential of a new "Coursera to Credit" process.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEmpire State College University at Buffalo State University of New York (SUNY), Innovative Instructional Technology Grants (IITG)en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commonsen_US
dc.subjectState University of New Yorken_US
dc.subjectInnovative Instructional Technology Grantsen_US
dc.subjectCoursera Blockchain Specializationen_US
dc.subjectPrior Learning Assessment (PLA)en_US
dc.subjectPLA (Prior Learning Assessment)en_US
dc.titleBlockchain Badging - Coursera-to-Crediten_US
dc.typeActivity or Laben_US
dcterms.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.en_US

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