2020 Trusted Learner Network Unconference
The inaugural gathering of the Trusted Learner Network (TLN) Community will explore the key parameters of trust when it comes to emerging approaches for recognizing lifelong learning. The TLN is an ASU effort to cultivate a secure, open-source approach to recording —> curating —> sharing data on abilities + skills across the learner’s lifespan. While new technologies like blockchain are sparking new possibilities, it will take human capacity to advance learner-centered innovation.
Recognizing the Full Breadth of Learning
There has been a fundamental shift in what is possible to digitally capture, represent, and record about a learner’s formal and informal learning. Decentralization, digital identity, and privacy and encryption are at the heart of it. The 2020 Unconference will convene an imaginative, diverse group of stakeholders -- across higher education, industry, and government -- to explore and describe the possibilities and applications (read: use cases) that the TLN will serve. Themes include:
How should we design the governance for a system that stores and gives individuals the agency to arrange and selectively share their educational and work accomplishments and related metadata, that are derived from formal, informal, and self-acquired experiences?
Who are the stakeholders in the governance model and what role(s) should they have?
Value Proposition to Employers
How can the Trusted Learner Network benefit both employers and job-seekers?
Which problems might a life-long verifiable resume solve and which might be created?
Is there ‘signal value’ in particular attributes valuable to employers that the metadata around accomplishments should emphasize? Where does specificity become unwieldy & how do we mitigate that?
Choose Your Own Adventure
Which additional topic(s) have surfaced during our morning conversations that attendees would like to form a working session around?
|8:00 AM - 8:30 AM||Registration + Breakfast|
|8:30 AM - 8:45 AM||Welcome|
|8:45 AM - 9:15 AM||Presentations|
|9:15 AM- 9:30 AM||Break|
|9:30 AM - 11:30 AM||World Cafe|
|11:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Lightning Talks|
|12:00 PM - 4:00 PM||Lunch + Working Sessions|
|4:00 PM - 4:30 PM||Closing|
|4:30 PM - 5:30 PM||Reception|
** Please note that this is an unconference and this is a living agenda.
Element Scottsdale at SkySong
1345 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
- Complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily
- Complimentary light evening reception, Monday – Thursday
Hotel Valley Ho
6850 East Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
- $10 overnight self-service and/or Valet parking fee daily per vehicle (discounted from $18)
- Complimentary 5MB Wi-Fi Internet access is available on unlimited devices
- Complimentary Fitness Center access
- 25% discount at VH Spa on all full price treatments
- Complimentary daily newspaper and in-room coffee
- House car available upon request
Papago Inn: an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
7017 E McDowell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free Hot Breakfast Buffet
- Free Parking
- List of amenities
3Palms Hotel Scottsdale
7707 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
- Free Wifi
- Additional information