Linked Data Credentials: Multiple Use Cases, One Open Schema

Thursday, February 21 | 10:15AM–11:00AM PT
Session Type: Poster (45-mins)
Delivery Format: Poster Session
Today's 300,000+ credentialing marketplace is large and confusing for both students and employers. Leading institutions are helping to improve this situation by adopting the open schema Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL) to describe their offerings in an internet-based registry. This schema has matured over the past four years to now support competencies, financial aid, learning opportunities, assessments, career pathways, and quality assurance. In this interactive session, you will learn directly from institutional leaders who are already using CTDL and find out how to improve your credentialing practices.

Outcomes: Identify the institutional processes and supporting staff roles needed to advance credential transparency * Articulate how the consistency of technical specifications for credentials and credential-related data empowers institutional leaders to effectively differentiate their offerings * Reference technical resources institutional staff can use to help them prioritize credential transparency