Jeanne Kitchens, chair of the Credential Engine Technical Advisory Group, will be a featured speaker at ADL iFest 2017, to be held July 31-August 2, 2017, in Alexandria, VA. The panel is entitled, How competency standards are key to advanced distributed learning.
Panel Description Competencies are pervasive in education, training, and workforce development. They are used to describe learning objectives, a learner’s current state of progress, the relevance of learning materials, job requirements, and so on. Standardized digital competency data are needed by smart apps such as personal assistants, adaptive learning environments, and intelligent tutoring systems as well as for competency-based credentialing, staffing, and talent management applications. In this session, distinguished panelists representing leading standards development organizations will discuss their perspectives and how their standards relate to personalized learning, learning analytics, lifelong transcripts, and workforce transition. After the panel discussion, Dr. Jim Belanich of the Institute for Defense Analyses will facilitate a discussion with the attendees about competencies in the U.S. Department of Defense.