J-WEL Webinar, "Digital Credentials: From Concept to Action," with Jeff Dieffenbach, March 26, 2020 | MIT J-WEL

J-WEL Webinar, "Digital Credentials: From Concept to Action," with Jeff Dieffenbach, March 26, 2020

Jeff Dieffenbach

J-WEL Webinar, "Digital Credentials: From Concept to Action," with Jeff Dieffenbach

Date and Time
March 26, 2020, online
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

How to join: Please register here: http://bit.ly/Dieffenbach-webinar


Webinar description

At J-WEL Week in the spring of 2019, the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative’s Jeff Dieffenbach facilitated a conversation among Workforce Learning Collaborative members exploring the enabling role of digital credentials on the future of employee success in the workplace. A year later, the conversation continues with a look at representative broad-based academic and industry credential initiatives. Two case studies, one from the employer side, one from the learning management side, provide examples of credentials in action. The session will close with consideration of a survey effort that J-WEL members and other workforce-focused organizations might use to gauge how both they and their employees value digital credentials.

About Jeff Dieffenbach

Jeff Dieffenbach is the Associate Director of the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative, which funds, connects, and disseminates transformational MIT research investigating learning effectiveness across pK-12, higher education, and workplace learning.

Previously, Jeff has served in senior product management, business development, sales, and marketing roles across a range of education companies: online teacher professional development provider Medallion Learning; education consulting firm Consulting Services for Education; workplace learning/software company Global Project Design: large publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; mid-sized publisher Cambium Learning, and reading software publisher Lexia Learning.

In parallel with his education work, Jeff served for ten years as an elected school board member in a suburban town west of Boston and for six years on the advisory board of HILL for Literacy, which develops and deploys sustainable literacy programs in K-12 school districts. Prior to entering the field of education, he led business development for a boutique management consulting firm. Jeff has master's degrees in Technology and Policy and in materials engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Date & Time: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 10:30