For the eight year, TCC participants are eligible to earn digital credentials (aka badges) by presenting their work and contributing to building the conference community. Microcredentials recognize individuals who are forward-thinking, produce quality research, demonstrate community-related skills that help build our conference community. For general information about microcredentials, see EDUCAUSE 7 Things About Badges & Professional Development.
TCC Hawaii is fortunate to collaborate 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.
Dr. Susan Manning, Credly’s Chief Success Strategist, explains the digital credential digital credential and how to put it to put it to work.
TCC Digital Credentials
TCC issues microcredentials 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 microcredentials 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, empower global community-building, while increasing our knowledge of the use of modern technology for teaching, learning, creative expression and enabling learners to develop 21st Century Skills.
TCC Digital Credentials Constellation
For details about TCC digital credentials and how to earn them, refer to the following table:
TCC, Technology, Colleges and Community
The 24th Annual TCC Worldwide Online ConferenceApril 16-18, 2019 | #tcc24th
|AWARDED FOR||HOW TO CLAIM|
|TCC Innovative Scholar
For presenting a plenary session: Keynote, Regional, or Pre-conference at the TCC 2019 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 16-18, 2019.
|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 16-18, 2019.
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 Johnny, our badge administrator, at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Include a statement in support of the recipient.|
For presenting a paper, general, or student session at the TCC 2019 Online Conference.
This badge recognizes those who presented at the TCC Online Conference held on April 16-18, 2019. 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 2019 Online Conference held April 16-18, 2019. 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 #tcc24th hashtag or (b) three or more Instagram or (c) one blog post covering one or more TCC 2019 session(s). All social media posts must be publicly viewable.
|Enter Claim Code after signing in to Credly and submit your evidence.
Claim code: EEE-F6A6-D7A
Evidence will be verified and issued by conference staff.
For volunteering time and expertise or supporting participants at the TCC 2019 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 2019 Online Conference. Claim code will be e-mailed by conference staff to eligible participants.|
|Outstanding TCC Paper Award
This credential recognizes the outstanding paper received for the conference proceedings (https://tccpapers.coe.hawaii.edu/)
Editorial Board members review submitted papers and selects 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)
|For submitting an outstanding paper and presentation at the TCC 2019 Online Conference.
Claim code will be e-mailed by conference coordinators to award recipients.
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 (e.g. 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.
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 a claim code for an Inspirational Leader micro-credential 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/