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Learning and earning are set to change significantly in the near future. Learning will become more granular and personalized and earning will become more responsive and skills-based. This talk explores some of the key issues arising from this shift — including trends in qualifications, accreditation and employment — and presents a model for incorporating skills profiling into education and employment. It will also touch on how higher education can move to a more personalized approach to learning with solutions such as global badging.

Doors open at 2:45 p.m. for mingling and light refreshments. The talk will begin at 3:15 p.m. with a Q&A to follow.


About the speaker: Rupert Ward is Professor of Learning Innovation and Associate Dean - International at the University of Huddersfield, UK School of Computing and Engineering. He is a former Special Adviser to the Royal Household and former Project Lead for iDEA, one of the world's most successful badging solutions used in over 95% of countries. 

He has also co-developed one of the leading global technology acceptance models (GETAMEL), and he currently leads the development of a global accreditation standard for badging and micro-credentialing as part of his role as Director of Strategic Partnerships, and a member of the Executive Board of the International Council on Badges and Credentials. He is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

He has authored two books on personalized learning (“Personalised Learning for the Learning Person” and “Getting Personal: How we learn and why we don’t.”

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