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Convergence 2024 (by UPCEA and AACRAO)

1EdTech is proud to support Convergence: Credential Innovation in Higher Education as a Promotional Partner

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1EdTech Community Sessions

Concurrent Session

Alternative Credentials Get Digital: Boosting Impact for Learners & Institutions

Higher education institutions are now offering alternative credential programs to acknowledge a wider range of valuable skills and knowledge. While these programs provide great learning opportunities, it's important to have strong verification and portability to maximize their impact. This session will explore how connecting alternative credentials to digital credentials such as open badges and comprehensive learner records (CLRs) can benefit both institutions and learners.


  • Rob Coyle, Digital Credentials Program Manager, 1EdTech
  • Christopher Davis, Vice President of Academic Services and Quality, University of Maryland Global Campus
  • Tyson Heath, Director, Credential Integrity, Western Governors University

Stop & Share Session

Delivering Comprehensive and Meaningful Credentials through Standards and Credential Wallet Partnerships

A conversation about how and why institutions should use LER standards like CLR to map and deliver student records for students in quantifiable and verifiable formats. We will dive into CLRs and related standards, provide an example of how they've been implemented at the University of Phoenix, and demonstrate how and why they can be adopted in a Talent Passport by individuals and presented to employers. 


  • Danny Done, Founder and CEO, Gobekli Inc.
  • Kelly Hoyland, Director, Higher Education Programs, 1EdTech
  • Doris Savron, Vice Provost, University of Phoenix

Deep Dive Lunch Program

Collaborations for Quality: From Educational Providers, to Microcredentials, to Outcomes

Representatives from three organizations that are working in the quality assurance space for non-degree microcredentials will share their individual approaches to address the quality assurance and transparency need, as well as the ways they are contemplating layering their approaches to form a stronger microcredential quality assurance system.


  • Melanie Booth, Executive Director, HLC Credential Lab
  • Jon Furr, SVP & Chief Data Ecosystem Officer, Strada Education Foundation
  • Kelly Hoyland, Director, Higher Education Programs, 1EdTech


Location: New Orleans, Lousianna
September 30th 12:00 AM EDT - October 2nd 11:59 PM EDT
Monday, September 30th - Wednesday, October 2nd 2024All day
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