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Tuesday, November 3 • 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Using Video and Digital Badging to Teach Career Readiness Skills

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In spring 2020, the Minnesota IT Center of Excellence piloted a Career Readiness Curriculum and Digital Badging program at five Minnesota State campuses. Students in nine different technology courses, at community colleges and universities, completed experiential learning modules by submitting videos of their communications and teamwork skills. This session will review the results of the pilot, and provide lessons learned on how to incorporate soft skills education, student-submitted video, and badging into technology courses.  

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Wilson Garland

Executive Director, Minnesota IT Center of Excellence
Wilson has worked in higher education and training for the last two decades and leads the MN State IT Center of Excellence in their mission to engage students, faculty, and staff to develop a more diverse and robust IT workforce in Minnesota.
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Chad Eckes

Career Readiness Program Manager, Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence
Chad Eckes is an independent consultant who has led the rollout of the Career Readiness D2L Modules and associated digital badges for the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence. Chad has held strategy, marketing and technical leadership roles at Accenture and 3M Company, leading... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2020 12:45pm - 1:30pm CST