For the ninth year, TCC participants may earn digital credentials (aka badges) by presenting their work and contributing to building the conference community. TCC digital credentials recognize individuals who are forward-thinking, produced quality research, or demonstrate community-related skills during conference activities. For general information about digital credentials, 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. Credlyʻs Acclaim Platform also integrates with Canvas LMS.
TCC Digital Credentials
TCC issues digital badges to conference participants based on achievement or by nominations from other attendees. Did you really enjoy a certain presentation? Nominate the presenter for a digital badge to show your support and recognize outstanding work. Was there a facilitator who assisted presenters by providing both technical and emotional support? Engage with participants in discussion threads, blog posts, and social media about your conference experience to earn other digital badges.
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 Digital Credentials Constellation
For details about TCC digital credentials and how to earn them.
The 25th Annual TCC 2020 Worldwide Online Conference | April 14-16, 2020 | #tccsilver
For presenting a plenary session: Keynote, Regional, or Pre-conference at the TCC 2020@25 Online Conference.
This badge recognizes exceptional expertise and practices in the use of modern technology for teaching and learning.
Individuals who earned this badge were officially presented a plenary session at the TCC 2020@25 Online Conference held on April 14-16, 2020 or Commemorative Preconference on March 17, 2020.
TCC Inspirational Leader 25
This badge recognizes individuals who presented a session distinguishable from others was memorable and engaged the audience at the TCC 2020@25 Online Conference held on April 14-16, 2020.
This badge also recognizes individuals that go above and beyond the participant’s role by engaging and supporting others, thereby strengthening the conference community.
For presenting a paper, general, or student session at the TCC 2020@25 Online Conference.
This badge recognizes those who presented at the 25th Annual TCC 2020@25 Online Conference held on April 14-16, 2020. 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.
This badge recognizes individuals who actively engaged in social media during TCC 2020@25 Online Conference held on April 14-16, 2020. 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 #tccsilver hashtag or (b) three or more Instagram or (c) one blog post covering one or more TCC 2020@25 session(s). All social media posts must be publicly viewable.
Claim code: 3C0-40F0-005
Evidence will be verified and issued by conference staff.
For volunteering time and expertise or supporting participants at the TCC 2020@25 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.
This credential recognizes the outstanding paper received for the conference proceedings (https://tccpapers.coe.hawaii.edu/)
Editorial Board members review submitted papers and select the best papers. Multiple awards may be granted.
The outstanding paper is also published in the International Journal for Educational Media and Technology (IJEMT, Winter edition)
How to Claim Badges
Qualified individuals will receive a claim code from the TCC Conference Staff or Coordinators.
Upon receiving a claim code, go to Credly.com and create a new account or use one previously created. After signing in, select CLAIM CREDIT at the top menu and enter the code. Follow the directions provided.
Badges received from Credly and other sources may be stored at an “open badge” compliant repository such as Badgr, formerly known as the Mozilla Backpack.
Your collection of badges may then be used as evidence of achievement with an employer or organization that recognizes digital credentials.
How to Recognize Colleagues for Inspirational Leadership
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, Johnny <email@example.com>.
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 the claim code for an Inspirational Leader microcredential 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. (2019). 7 things you should know about badging for professional development. Retrieved from https://library.educause.edu/-/media/files/library/2019/7/eli7168.pdf
- EDUCAUSE. (2017). 7 things you should read about microcredentialing/digital badging. Retrieved from https://library.educause.edu/~/media/files/library/2017/7/elir1704.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/
- Panke, S (2019, April 2). Alternative Credentials: How Can Higher Education Organizations Leverage Open Badges? AACE Review. Retrieved from https://www.aace.org/review/alternative-credentials-how-can-higher-education-organizations-leverage-open-badges/
- 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
- Ullrich, E. (2017, October 19). Get Started With Digital Badges! Retrieved from https://www.hackerlab.org/en/blog/read/477819342/get-started-with-digital-badges
- WCET. (2017, October 5). Digital credentials for faculty professional development. Retrieved from https://wcetfrontiers.org/2017/10/05/digital-credentials-for-faculty-pd/