What's the objective?
Enabling learners to show their recognition capital in a trustworthy way. The recognition capital comprises:
- Credentials received
- Credentials issued
- Endorsement received
- Endorsement issued
Who will have access?
There are three main level of access to the credentials:
- individual: the ability to visualise and manage one’s recognition capital: creating, issuing and collecting recognitions/credentials
- Community of practice: the ability to visualise the community of practice, the relationship between its members
- Public: the public view of the community and its members, under their control
- What kind of credentials and evidence will be produced?
- How open and closed should the community of practice be?
- Can external people, e.g. mentors be called in for endorsements?
- Who will be interested in reading profiles and credentials?
Who will be able to claim recognition?
The members of the network or community of practice will be able to claim and offer recognition to the other members of the network/community.
What will be recognised?
Within a community of practice, what is recognised is.. practices, established practices and emerging ones. Through reflection and conversations within a community it is possible to elicit discrete competencies, something useful to share practices, train new comers, etc. What kind of credentials and evidence are going to be supported? Check what is already in use among interested learners and what might become relevant in the near future. It might be worth it to encourage some particularly relevant standards even if they are not yet broadly used. Allow uploading of evidence in multiple formats, even without a corresponding credential. Think of the most various way someone may prove recognition in the digital world and allow a way to do so.